Uncommons: How Red Grange Inspired the 2011 Timeless Treasures Base-Card Design
Back in 2002, Donruss Elite Football made collecting history by incorporating a 1920s-era game-worn leather helmet from pigskin pioneer Red Grange into a simply legendary Throwback Threads memorabilia card. Almost 10 years later, that helmet is still paying dividends for Panini America.
In fact, the Galloping Ghost’s historic headwear provided Creative Director Brandon Lesley with the brilliant inspiration behind the base-card design of 2011 Timeless Treasures Football, making the Routing Table rounds this week in advance of its September release date.
It’s not always the devil that’s in the details. Sometimes, it’s pure, unadulterated greatness. See what we mean with this sneak preview gallery.