The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2014 Absolute Football (111 Must-See Pics)

December 24, 2014

Panini America 2014 Absolute Football QC (1)

It’s safe to say that Panini America’s 2014 Absolute Football is a product two decades in the making; a stunning tribute to the Absolute brand’s 20th anniversary that sheds the four-pillow-pack configuration of recent releases in favor of a new 10-card, one-box format, several nostalgic nods to Absolute’s first 20 years and the usual stunning assortment of rich memorabilia content. Releasing in hobby shops across North America on Monday, hobby boxes of 2014 Absolute Football will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards.

From the rough-rugged feel of Absolute’s Hogg Heaven insert to the sleek, polished aesthetic of the set’s calling-card Tools of the Trade staples, 2014 Absolute Football has a lot going for it. Longtime brand loyalists will appreciate the microetched, double-sided splendor of the 20th Anniversary insert and the rare 20th Anniversary Parallels numbered to, appropriately, just 20. But the real star of the show in 2014 Absolute Football, as is usually the case, is the staggering assortment of flat-out cool memorabilia and autograph cards.

The product delivers captivating new renditions of Absolute’s fabled Rookie Autograph Memorabilia, Tools of the Trade and Leather & Lace inserts. There’s also a new Tools of the Trade 8 Player Memorabilia¬†insert that raises the possibilities of what’s possible. And you’ll look far and wide for an insert set anywhere that’s as cool as the Tools of the Trade Player-Worn Helmet cards. You can check out all of that in following Quality Control Gallery, an epic dose of Christmas Eve eye candy sure to tide you over until the product releases on December 29.

Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2014 Absolute Football.