The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Totally Certified Football (99 Images)
The magnificence of the micro-etching. The resplendent rainbow of collectible parallels. The golden glow of scarce autographs and sick-prime memorabilia cards. One of the most coveted rookie classes of all time. Indeed, all the pieces seem to be in place for a spectacular launch next week of 2012 Totally Certified Football.
Panini America’s newest NFL creation, which began shipping late last week, will kick off an absolutely blazing trifecta of 2012-ending releases (both 2012 Playbook Football and 2012 National Treasures Football will follow in Totally Certified’s scorching footsteps). But it’s up to 2012 Totally Certified Football to set the table.
Panini America’s Aik Tongtharadol and Joseph Mackey spent the better part of last Thursday and Friday quality-controlling the product, which includes the always-colorful, always-collectible Blue, Green and Gold parallels, a new lineup of HRX Video Trading Cards, and a stacked lineup of rookie autographs (Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is instantly in the running for the year’s best-looking autograph).
The following gallery will shed light on Walsh’s penmanship, not to mention the seemingly countless other attributes that make the 2012 Totally Certified Football release so totally stunning.