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.
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.
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Surprisingly colorful gallery for Absolute, I’m not sure if I’m in favor of changing the 4×4 format for the product but gaining an extra jersey or autograph per box is a definite plus. Thanks Tracy!
Absolute is my Absolute favorite to buy every year. It’s not too expensive, & it’s not cheap. I’ve always had good luck with it. 2008 was my favorite set, & this year’s looks just as good.
Cards look great but I’m very upset about one thing. I have been collecting the RPA’s that say “NFL” or “NFC/AFC” die-cut since 2007, and it looks like those are being replaced by quad jersey’s this year. That was such a cool aspect of Absolute that made it my favorite product over the last 7 years. I’ll have to rip a couple boxes to see if I can get used to it. Otherwise, it looks awesome!!!
that is a NICE tim wright and I’m a big fan of the multi-swatch TOTT. I think it’s time to remove Dobson from some checklists, though ;).
I’ve always been a big fan of Absolute. Always some really nice stuff pulled out of it.
I thought this was an Absolute preview, not Certified. Way to ruin a product that had a certain look for all these years. Are you trying to make all the products look the same so you don’t have to be creative? What a joke. I will be staying away from this product.
LOOKS TREMENDOUS!! I NEED TO BUST A BOX