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Top Picks Sport NFL Duds for First Time in Panini America’s 2013 Score Hot Rookies

May 1, 2013

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When Panini America releases 2013 Score Football¬†later this month to officially kick off the new NFL collecting season, the landmark brand that ignited the football trading card market back in 1989 will look to replicate the feat for a 2013 rookie crop that is brimming with potential and star power.¬†And nowhere will that push be more evident than in Score’s 50-card Hot Rookies insert.

In the days since the conclusion of last week’s 2013 NFL Draft, Panini America’s standout team of graphic designers has been working seemingly around the clock in an effort to get the top 50 picks suitably placed into their new NFL uniforms for Hot Rookies. And as you’ll see in the following gallery, the CGI wizardry works wonders for the set’s impact.

It’s one thing to know that, say, EJ Manuel, Manti Te’o or Tyrann Mathieu were selected by the Bills, Chargers and Cardinals, respectively; it’s something else way more profound to actually see those players in those uniforms for the first time.

Here, see what we mean . . .

22 Comments leave one →
  1. tlvincent permalink
    May 1, 2013 4:05 pm

    Pretty Cool, nice for GB Packers to have a few offensive RC’s this year! Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin! Can’t wait to see them tearing up Lambeau!!! Go Pack!

  2. Sean C. permalink
    May 1, 2013 4:11 pm

    Top 50 picks? Where are all the 1st round O & D -Linemen? Are these really going to have those 00 numbers on them?

    • May 1, 2013 4:13 pm

      Until they have assigned jersey numbers from their respective teams, we have to use “00.”

  3. May 1, 2013 4:21 pm

    Many of these guys have assigned jersey numbers already, Ertz and Barkley have numbers already for sure

  4. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 1, 2013 4:25 pm

    Love that Nassib! Great design again!

  5. Daniel Castro permalink
    May 1, 2013 4:39 pm

    No Chicago Bears? I’m sad :'(

  6. May 1, 2013 4:41 pm

    So your really going to leave out a lot of the top picks again just to put in offensive players even if they were drafted in the later rounds? Like last yrs. crop how many of those players never touched an NFL field during a game. Or hardly ever. I don’t care to have All those players u guys put in there just because they were QBs, RBs, WRs. Like Pead, Sanu, LaMichael James. I mean James was in everything and alot of him. And they drafted the heir apparent this yr. I personally love defensive players on the field. Should be more of them available. Thanks.

    • Frank permalink
      May 2, 2013 8:19 am

      Nobody wants to have their box hit be some defensive lug. Sorry. The majority rules on this one.

  7. May 1, 2013 5:17 pm

    Tracy, are all of these players (50) invited to the rookie photo shoot this year or will be more like 34-36 players like previous years? Also really like the orange backgrounds on these cads they look awesome.

    • May 1, 2013 5:20 pm

      The Hot Rookies checklist is not necessarily the invite list for the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. But I can tell you that there will be more players than usual in attendance this year.

      • May 1, 2013 6:08 pm

        Is that because of so many good players going in the later rounds?

  8. Sean permalink
    May 1, 2013 6:37 pm

    No Bjoern?

    • Chri permalink
      May 1, 2013 10:46 pm

      No Colts at all?!!!!

      Stupid!

  9. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 1, 2013 6:54 pm

    Outstanding first look at this insert set, I’m not expecting much of a presence from my Colts in this season’s releases but these are great nonetheless. Thanks Tracy!

  10. John Bateman permalink
    May 1, 2013 7:28 pm

    Will there regular rookie cards be in team uniform

  11. Scott permalink
    May 1, 2013 10:44 pm

    Super Super cool really like the design ,Tracy You can send all of these hot rookies cards of all the draft guys from the cowboys 2013 im ready to slab these babys, really like them way to go with the anniversity of score cant wait see these in hand,Can you do a 2 case jumbo break bust and do a give away for 32 teams and maybe we the contestants write a essay on what rookie draft pick will have break out season on our favorite team and why we think that and pick the best essays,let me know what you think?

  12. ekalb permalink
    May 2, 2013 3:41 am

    No DJ Hayden? Oh well I guess at least the Raiders get one guy in Wilson!

  13. Dayne Steele permalink
    May 2, 2013 10:58 pm

    That Jarvis Jones is sweet!

  14. Randy Shope permalink
    May 6, 2013 10:24 am

    Where is Mingo , no Mingo a top 10 first round pick … That’s crap

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