Top Picks Sport NFL Duds for First Time in Panini America’s 2013 Score Hot Rookies

May 01, 2013

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When Panini America releases 2013 Score Football later this month to officially kick off the new NFL collecting season, the landmark brand that ignited the football trading card market back in 1989 will look to replicate the feat for a 2013 rookie crop that is brimming with potential and star power. And nowhere will that push be more evident than in Score’s 50-card Hot Rookies insert.

In the days since the conclusion of last week’s 2013 NFL Draft, Panini America’s standout team of graphic designers has been working seemingly around the clock in an effort to get the top 50 picks suitably placed into their new NFL uniforms for Hot Rookies. And as you’ll see in the following gallery, the CGI wizardry works wonders for the set’s impact.

It’s one thing to know that, say, EJ Manuel, Manti Te’o or Tyrann Mathieu were selected by the Bills, Chargers and Cardinals, respectively; it’s something else way more profound to actually see those players in those uniforms for the first time.

Here, see what we mean . . .