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Panini Unwrapped World Premiere Video: 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football

October 13, 2011

As the buildup to next week’s release of 2011 Absolute Memorabilia reaches frenzied mania stage, leave it to The Knight’s Lance to inject your Thursday morning with something that should raise the anticipation level even higher: The world premiere episode of Panini Unwrapped.

Panini America NFL Brand Manager Carlos Torrez joins Tracy Hackler in breaking the first two boxes of this heavy-hitting hobby superstar, a bountiful eight-pack bust that yielded four autograph memorabilia cards, two prime memorabilia cards, two autographs and an incalculable amount of fun.

And all you have to do to be eligible to win the hits from these first two boxes is tell us what you think about 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football? Are you planning to bust some? What are you looking to pull? Are you more excited about the 2011 edition over past years? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and we’ll pick a handful of winners.

Now, for the world premiere video . . .

84 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2011 11:24 am

    I like Absolute, both hobby and blasters.

    This years RPM design is what I am most looking forward to, I really like the new look.

  2. Brady permalink
    October 14, 2011 5:13 pm

    This is the product that got me back into the hobby. These are sweet & can’t wait to pick up a box. Hoping to pick up an Andy Dalton. Got to support those Horned Frogs.

  3. Ryan Chan permalink
    October 14, 2011 5:20 pm

    On card autos make this a series that I really enjoy! I also hope to luck out and pull some prime patch material, the more jumbo, the better :)

  4. Kevin C permalink
    October 14, 2011 5:23 pm

    Ohhhh, Warren Moon! That’s a beauty 3 colour swatch their! I’ll try a box or two, cross fingers for a RC Shield (obv on-card auto) XD

  5. October 14, 2011 8:58 pm

    That is one sweet Moon patch. And I love the extra autographs in 10/18 boxes and the fact the rookies are all hard signed. Awesome.

  6. Edward McWhinney permalink
    October 15, 2011 5:46 am

    Damn this year’s cards look sick! I think Absolute just keeps getting better every year. I mean I loved 2009, loathed 2010 and must have 2011. The base cards look fantastic, the inserts look sweet and the hits are insane. And the fact that there are so many on-card autographs makes Absolute for me a must buy. With the price so low for such great quality cards you can guarantee that my local card shop will get me as a customer. If I pull that Warren Moon NFL Icons card I will be over the moon. Panini keep up the great work with Absolute because you make me buy at least one box every year!
    Thanks for the video Tracy

  7. Ernest Hebert permalink
    October 15, 2011 3:23 pm

    The added extra auto’s a plus……like the Horizontal look of the RPM’s this season……That Warren Moon is Absolutely Awesome..Tracy looks like you were having a slight tough time opening those packs…..The product looks pretty cool this season really liking the Icons design…….

  8. Lglof permalink
    October 15, 2011 3:41 pm

    Dang! i love the look of this! shiny cards are amazing! on card auto’s are spectacular! I would love to pull a Jamie Harper or a Cam Newton out of this :O

  9. October 17, 2011 1:08 am

    Love the design this yr, especially the rookie autos with the horizontal looks this year. The on card rookie autos are a huge plus! Will definitely be opening a box or 2 of these. Looking forward to pulling some sick nasty patches for the PC! Thanks for the preview guys!

  10. sean wright permalink
    October 17, 2011 12:20 pm

    I’m very excited about the release I have 2 boxes on order I’m hoping to get a ryan mallet I have 12 total auto’s between verheen and ridley. mallett and wes welker are the only patriots cards i don’t have with an auto. or maybe a Cam newton to put with my football I got signed by him and Clausen

  11. Odawg56 permalink
    October 17, 2011 8:41 pm

    I think 2011 Absolute Memorabilia is a HUGE step up from the past years. First off, the on-card autos. On card autos make such a difference in the card collecting community and it will just urge collectors like me to purchase 2001 Absolute Memorabilia cards. The RPMs look AMAZING for a lot of reasons, one that i already mentioned is that the autographs are on card. If I were to buy a box of this product, I would be obviously looking for Cam Newton, or Mark Ingram etc., but more than ever I would be looking to pull nice HOF patch cards or autographs.I also really like the vertical designs this year, as seen with the Jake Locker card you pulled, the patches and vertical design fit well with the layout of the product. I am VERY glad that you guys stepped up your game and went with on card autos, I know you couldnt get every auto on card, but that is reasonable because some cards arent made for an on card autograph, rather a sticker. When push comes to shove, I think 2011 Absolute will be a huge hit. I realy hope I can bust this product.

  12. Jeff J. permalink
    October 19, 2011 8:15 pm

    Forget what people say they will do, I *did* pick up six packs tonight. It’s pouring rain here and I just had a tooth pulled, and I never felt better. Six jersey cards, including Rookie collection, War Room AND Tools of the Trade! Including third-round draft pick Austin Pettis, first-round draft pick Jonathan Baldwin, AND Kendall Hunter, seventh in rushing yards AND fifth in yards per reception among rookies.
    And I’ll be looking for more the next few nights :-)

    • Jeff J. permalink
      October 20, 2011 10:18 pm

      Just a jumbo pack tonight. I just realized something tonight. There ARE War Room cards without memorabilia, since I just pulled one tonight (Titus Young, sixth among rookies in receiving yards, along with an Eddie Royal Tools of the Trade swatch). But ALL my other War Room cards do have swatches :-)

  13. Joseph permalink
    October 20, 2011 11:54 am

    Well here is my humble opinion of the new Absolute Memoribilia cards just relaeased. I bought my first box and this is what i thought. As far as overall appearance of the card excellent !!! I really enjoyed the way the light refracted off the card and gold finish around the names of the commom cards was nice. The pictures of the players where clean and crisp and really popped out at you from the card. The inserts i recieved were awesome. I recieved an on the card Auto of Colin Kaepernick rookie premier materials, a kendall hunter star gazing auto,Marks of fame Donald Driver and my favorite Chris Johnson Platinum spectrum num 5-5. My opinion stylistically of the cards is a 10 out of 10. My opinion of the cards after that will be based on retained value of the collectible cards, which if last years cards are any indication of how the value will hold, im excited! As far as this year verse years past i am much more excited about the rookies and autos of this year. More star power in the NFL and feel like some of these guys are going to break records. ( Cam the Man) So In conclusion, i love the cards and will being buying another box today so wish me luck. My only advise to the card company is to do one thing, please don’t put the cards in a loose box again. These cards are shipped across the country and could get damaged and when i spend that type of money on cards the last thing i want to see is a corner of my best card damaged. So please please never again. -joe

  14. Jon Koenig permalink
    October 20, 2011 2:00 pm

    I can’t wait until my local shop has these! Unfortunately, not until the 26th :( I can feel it already, Auto Relic Arian Foster HERE I COME BABY! 3 Boxes on release day, easy. This box is too good to pass up!

  15. Chris Mc Elhatton permalink
    October 21, 2011 12:38 am

    Hello guys, i am not new to collecting cards, but i am new to the way cards are collected. I have over 30,000 in my collection, but most are pre-1990. Due to a growing family, longer hours at my place of employment, and simply less time i have not been able to fulfill my drive to buy football cards. Then fall hit, it was football season. I couldn’t resist, i wanted to know what the best football cards in existance were. My web search landed on multiple brands with great odds of pulling sign/jersey/rookie/etc.; however absolute memorbilia just continued to surface. Watch you tube, thats what i’m talking about! Can’t wait until this product is out! I want Cam!

  16. josh p permalink
    October 21, 2011 12:11 pm

    I’m liking this set. Wish that a checklist with veterans and retired was released!

  17. Steve McCartney permalink
    October 21, 2011 7:25 pm

    Got a couple of packs today. Pulled a redemption for a Canton Memorabilia Signature Materials card #24. Is there a checklist online yet Tracy? Can you tell me who this card is? Thanks friend!

  18. Jeff J. permalink
    October 22, 2011 1:24 pm

    Thanks guys for seconding my request for checklists. Six more packs today.
    Six jersey cards, including Rookie collection, War Room and Tools of the Trade! Includes

    Colin “No incompletions” Kaepernick
    Delone Carter (sixth among rookies in rushing yards)
    Randall Cobb leading all rookies in all purpose yards)
    Mark Ingram (sixth among rookies in total offense)

  19. Steve McCartney permalink
    October 23, 2011 1:15 pm

    Excuse me, it was card # 23, not 24. Any help would be appreciated, particularly since I tried to redeem the card and Panini’s website said the redemption number ON MY REDEMPTION does not exist. What?

  20. Matt Gilman permalink
    October 24, 2011 8:21 am

    I didn’t have enough for a hobby box to bust but had to deal with my temptations of this product and try a blaster. I did ok. I got a Austin Pettis Star Gazing jersey and 2 spectrum rookies, one blue numbered 99/100 and one red of a guy you probably know that i didnt, Julius Thomas of the Broncos. I was shocked to have gotten teh same player lol. Love the base card design of these with the gold border. Also Any winners yet in the absolute memorabilia contests? I think theres 2 of them? Thanks Tracy!!

    • Matt Gilman permalink
      October 26, 2011 5:30 am

      I meant I think there were 2 contests not winners lol.

  21. splendidbanana permalink
    October 31, 2011 11:15 pm

    Winners yet?

    • Matt Gilman permalink
      November 1, 2011 12:03 pm

      I was wondering the same. I would assume so since its been awhile. Congrats to the winners if they have been announced!!

      • Jeff J. permalink
        November 1, 2011 12:33 pm

        They’ll pick winners, and they’ll receive …
        … 2012 cards (just kidding, Tracy ;-)

      • steven walker permalink
        November 1, 2011 2:22 pm

        i cant wait to see who wins ive been entering these for over three years and have yet to win id love to win from this set once awsome

  22. splendidbanana permalink
    November 2, 2011 11:42 pm

    sorry to be impatient, but you said the winners were announced Monday, am I missing something?

  23. splendidbanana permalink
    November 19, 2011 10:23 pm

    Have the winners been announced?


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