The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Black Football (135 Must-See Pics)
Panini America’s Black Football burst onto the scene late last season amid considerable buzz that was as much a result of compelling content as it was the product’s been-there, done-that brand name. But once collectors accepted the name and ventured inside the nuts and bolts of the new release, they found an abundance of dark, decadent aesthetics, rich autograph and memorabilia selections and some of the best-looking cards of the 2012 product season.
One year later, Panini America officials are readying 2013 Black Football for release, and the highly anticipated sequel has improved on last year’s impressive debut with some stunning new additions, including Shadow Box Jersey Autographs, Black Metal Rookies and Black Metal Captains, and autographs of some guy named Richard Sherman (perhaps you’ve heard of him?).
The Panini America NFL brand team conducted Quality Control on the product late last week while may of us were in Los Angeles for the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Presented By Panini; so imagine our surprise upon returning to the office yesterday to find an appetite-whetting selection of images to share with you in the gallery below.
2013 Black Football began shipping yesterday and will arrive in stores next Wednesday featuring three autographs, two memorabilia cards and one Black Metal card in every 12-card box. Some boxes, however, will deliver four autographs.
We’ll have more coverage on 2013 Black Football in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, sit back, relax and feast on some unadulterated eye candy.