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Panini America Airs Dirty Laundry: Gamers from RG III, Alfred Morris Arrive at HQ

February 2, 2013

Panini America RGIII & Alfred Morris Jerseys (33)

Later tonight, during the “NFL Honors” primetime special on CBS (8 p.m. CST), one of five outstanding first-year players — Robert Griffin III, Panini Authentic exclusive Andrew Luck, Doug Martin, Alfred Morris or Russell Wilson — will take home the prestigious 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year Award. All five candidates delivered sensational rookie campaigns this season, but for the purposes of this post, we’ll focus on the exploits of the two Washington Redskins on the list: RG III and Morris.

Why those two? That’s a fair question with a profound, pungent answer. Just last week, Panini America officials acquired sweat-soaked, battle-torn pieces of history from both men — jerseys worn against the Pittsburgh Steelers (Griffin) and Cleveland Browns (Morris) while each was making his case for the ROY hardware.

To be blunt, these are some of the greatest, grungiest, fantastically filthy jerseys we’ve seen all season. In fact, the following gallery is so dirty many folks might consider it NSFW. Not us, though. At Panini America, we simply consider it spectacular.

For the record, Griffin completed 16 passes for 177 yards and one touchdown wearing this jersey during a 27-12 loss to the Steelers in Week 8. Morris, meanwhile, absolutely cleaned up wearing his, rushing for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the Skins’ 38-21 victory over Cleveland in Week 15. Now, the jerseys will make their way through the Panini America product development process and will ultimately become part of trading card history some time during the 2013 season.

But before they do, here’s an up-close examination of their greatness . . .

 

 

23 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2013 2:52 pm

    Any word on when the virtual weekly cards will be produced for real?

  2. February 2, 2013 2:55 pm

    This is great that you are showing collectors these jerseys and where they have come from! Allows us collectors be confident we are getting the real deal. Keep up the good work!

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    February 2, 2013 2:57 pm

    Very cool! This would make great and awesome looking patches! Indeed battled game worn!

  4. February 2, 2013 3:12 pm

    As a hobby shop owner I LOVE seeing these and the redemption updates the most. Keep us close to the game Panini, that’s all we ask!

  5. gregmalloy permalink
    February 2, 2013 3:14 pm

    Sweet! Sweat & grass stains gotta love it. Plus some some game used RG3 cards! I think it’s gonna be Luck or Griffin III ! Also what does NSFW stand for? (No Sweat For Wash)

  6. Timothy permalink
    February 2, 2013 3:56 pm

    Awesome stuff, any chance you will include more behind the scene type stuff? LIke cutting up and sorting the JErsey/Patches. Maybe another video similar to Kessler, minus the player interaction if you can’t get them involved.

  7. February 2, 2013 4:40 pm

    I OFFERED YOU A BIG CHUNK OF THE METRODOME BEFORE IT WAS REPLACED AND YOU DIDNT BITE, HOW COME? THAT WOULD BE AWESOME MEMORABILIA FOR TWINS VIKINGS ETC.

  8. Lucky Jim permalink
    February 2, 2013 7:31 pm

    Awesome! I just wish the RG3 jersey was taken from one of his stellar preformances-lol you would think that a dirty jersey would brind down that cards value;)

  9. February 2, 2013 9:59 pm

    I love seeing this stuff. My favorite jersey/patch card, that I have, is a Randy Moss that has a nice grass stain on it. I can still remember pulling it from the box.

  10. February 3, 2013 4:25 am

    Wowsers they are some dirty jerseys, Love seeing the wear and tear!

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    February 3, 2013 5:07 am

    Gotta love dirty jerseys. Shows the authenticity. Wished more jersey cards had more signs of usage. Would be sweet to pull.

  12. Remars Agustin permalink
    February 3, 2013 9:23 am

    awesome act…now we can expect those RG III redemptions to be fulfilled

  13. hudsonfan15 permalink
    February 4, 2013 7:20 am

    Usually when people use the term “airing their dirty laundry” it”s a bad thing, this is quite the contrary. The excitement that occurs when collectors pull notably used material pieces in their memorabilia cards is always great to see, it adds a dimension to the hit that is almost unparalelled. Thanks Tracy!

  14. February 4, 2013 8:07 am

    Could you slip the Alfred Morris jersey in a FedEx Box and send it my way ;)

  15. February 4, 2013 1:38 pm

    That is some dirty mail. Thanks for sharing.

  16. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 5, 2013 12:16 am

    love to pull a GU with a huge grass stain on it…

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