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Certified Heat: Panini America Breaks Some 2013 Certified Football Hot Boxes (Gallery)

September 28, 2013

Panini America 2013 Certified Football Hot Box Teaser (37)

Now that Panini America’s 2013 Certified Football has been live for a few weeks, we thought we’d take an opportunity on this rainy Saturday in North Texas to explore the contents of two Hot Boxes. Each eight-box inner case of 2013 Certified Football delivers one Hot Box in which all base cards are replaced with special Platinum parallel versions, including Greens numbered to just five and Golds numbered to 25.

Although both regular boxes and Hot Boxes share many inserts (such as Freshman Fabrics, Mirror parallels, Immortals and New Generation RCs), it’s the Platinum parallel lineup exclusive to Hot Boxes that really makes them pop. To give collectors a better idea of what to expect, the following gallery provides a pack-by-pack breakdown of two Hot Boxes. Enjoy.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2013 3:24 pm

    Very nice hot boxes, the green /5 are a nice touch. Thanks Tracy!

  2. September 28, 2013 3:26 pm

    Cool-always loved the concept of hot boxes. Nice to get some extra hits or special cards out of an ordinary box!

  3. September 28, 2013 3:29 pm

    awesome! the colored platinums are actually selling very well!

  4. Gary permalink
    September 28, 2013 3:31 pm

    When will we get another look at 2013 prizm football?

  5. September 28, 2013 3:40 pm

    This is my favorite Panini FB product. Any chance of a scavenger hunt for some boxes?

  6. September 28, 2013 7:28 pm

    love certified, great boxes

  7. Jamey Feuer permalink
    September 28, 2013 7:46 pm

    Man, the hot box element only adds to the enjoyment of breaking a box of… ANYTHING! Ironically, I’m midway through a box of Certified & thought it interesting that I pulled a pair of Gold RC parallels /25, which i thought were really well designed, as well as another pair of low numbered Immortals cards. By golly, my LHS sold me a hot-box!
    Thanks for the gallery, THack!

  8. Brad permalink
    September 28, 2013 7:49 pm

    Tracy, when you sent me 1 box of this for the Super Bowl contest, I pulled an MJD black 1/1 auto! It’s sick. Thank you so much for the box!

  9. James permalink
    September 28, 2013 8:08 pm

    These cards look really nice! Is there going to be a similar version of Certified for hockey?

  10. ugameck permalink
    September 28, 2013 8:47 pm

    I didn’t get a hot box with my contest win….but I got a EJ Manuel auto /25!!! Thanks to you, Tracy – and Panini!!! (The other “filler” hits were, well – Trent Richardson patch /49 and a Lattimore patch /49 and a Geno Smith base rookie…and a prospect auto)… So, I didn’t get a hot box, per se…but I gotta freaking AWESOME box!!!!

  11. tlvincent permalink
    September 28, 2013 9:45 pm

    looks good but we would love to see HOT BOXES in all your Panini football products, loaded with low #’d parallels and auto’s and patches, maybe like one every 2 or 3 cases, It would increase Sales and attention and excitement for all your products and cost u guys a fraction compared to all the positivity it would create among Panini collectors and breakers. Just sayin “hot boxes” should be part of the Panini experience across the board!!!!!!!

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    September 29, 2013 5:15 am

    Holy Panini those are sick!

  13. Tebowtayum permalink
    September 29, 2013 1:59 pm

    Woah hot boxes this year are sweet! I can’t wait to get my box it should come this week. Thanks much Tracy and Panini-

  14. Luke Santavicca permalink
    September 29, 2013 9:00 pm

    I won a box of this a couple weeks ago. Just opened it and I love this product! Thanks Panini!

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