Panini Peek Gallery: 2011 Certified Football
Panini America — with the help and handiwork of 2011′s top rookies – will begin penning a new chapter in the proud history of one of its most popular brands when 2011 Certified Football hits in late October.
For the first time ever, the product’s heavily chased Freshman Fabric Rookie Cards will feature on-card autographs.
“2011 Certified represents our continued commitment to delivering the top rookies to collectors with on-card autographs,” says Ben Ecklar, Panini America’s Director of Product Development. “The popular Freshman Fabric Rookie Card subset has never included on-card autographs before. This year it will. That’s a huge leap forward for this brand and it should be openly embraced by collectors who’ve been loyally chasing Certified for more than a decade.”
The product also features the return of several familiar favorites, including the cornerstone Mirror parallels and such memorabilia-tinged Certified calling cards as Fabric of the Game and Shirt Off My Back.
Each box of 2011 Certified Football will deliver four autograph or memorabilia cards (with at least one autograph guaranteed), one Mirror parallel numbered to 250 or less, two New Generation RCs numbered to 999 or less and two additional inserts, parallels or Rookie Cards.
- All Freshman Fabric Rookie Cards will be numbered to 499 or less
- Autographed memorabilia cards numbered to 25 or less from the likes of Emmitt Smith, Dan Marino, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Barry Sanders and Brett Favre
- Mirror Material Gold, Emerald and Black cards with prime memorabilia pieces or autographs numbered to 25 or less
- Platinum Hot Boxes inside which every base card is replaced by a limited parallel card
“Collectors know what to expect from Certified and they see it as a product that consistently delivers value every year,” Ecklar says. “It doesn’t need a universal overhaul from year to year. But with a few minor tweaks, we hope it continues to be one of the most collected products of the football card season.”
Enjoy this exclusive sneak peek gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for complete updates on 2011 Certified Football.