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Panini America On Location: Packout Begins for 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football

October 7, 2011

“Rocket.” It’s the term we use inside Panini America headquarters for a product that is poised for an explosive ascent on the secondary market and in customer appreciation. Friday morning at the Panini America printing facility, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with such a rocket.

Indeed, 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football is poised for takeoff.

As we speak, one of football’s most venerable and appreciated brands is in the final stages of the production process and will begin shipping to the collecting masses next week. Although I didn’t get to see everything today while our football product development team — Ben Ecklar, Carlos Torrez and Aik Tongtharadol — put Absolute through a rigorous quality control process, I saw enough.

See what I mean in the gallery below. And be sure to come back d to The Knight’s Lance on Monday for exclusive video coverage of the packout process that includes an on-the-line examination of many of Absolute’s more hit-intensive production loops.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2011 1:42 pm

    can you tell me if jordan todman’s cards are gonna be live or redemptions please.

  2. Notorious B.O.B. permalink
    October 7, 2011 1:44 pm

    More great cards from the Number One card company in the World !

  3. Ryan permalink
    October 7, 2011 2:06 pm

    Those are very purdy cards……….

  4. October 7, 2011 2:09 pm

    Rocket is also the name of what I believe to be the best Def Leppard song.

    I really like the RPM cards this year. It is a nice job of changing it up but also keeping a familier feel.

  5. Joshua Ring permalink
    October 7, 2011 2:43 pm

    Im so glad im doing a case of this stuff — Most beautiful cards I think I’ve seen YET! Is it going to be live in stores next week?

    • October 7, 2011 2:51 pm

      Glad you like it, Josh. Indeed, it begins shipping Monday.

      • Joshua Ring permalink
        October 7, 2011 2:53 pm

        WHHHHOOOO HOOOOO!! I’ve always wanted the weekend to last as long as possible. Now I wish it was monday already.

  6. October 7, 2011 3:21 pm

    nice design improvement on this year’s

  7. October 7, 2011 8:01 pm

    These are the best looking Absolute cards in years. Kudos!

  8. Nick Gauder permalink
    October 7, 2011 8:21 pm

    Thank for the pic of the Aaron Rodgers auto Tracy! I hope pull one of them! Do you know if he has turned any of his redemptions in yet from Rookie & Stars Prime Cuts Sigs 2011? I redeemed mine a few weeks ago and cant wait to get it! Absolute looks better than ever by the way!!!!!!

  9. freethrowtommy permalink
    October 7, 2011 9:57 pm

    Nice! A live Rodgers signature!

    Like Nick, I have 3 Rodgers redemptions waiting too. The Prime Cuts (same as Nick), Passing the Torch with Drew Brees and Championship Season Jersey Signature from Timeless Treasures. Can you check on those as well?

    • October 7, 2011 10:04 pm

      Will do. I believe he has returned all of his outstanding signatures but I’ll confirm on Monday and let you guys know.

      • freethrowtommy permalink
        October 7, 2011 10:46 pm

        Thanks man! Keep the previews coming!

      • October 7, 2011 11:00 pm

        Gentlemen, I just confirmed with our NFL acquisitions guru, Joe White, that Rodgers has returned all outstanding autographs. I would assume they’ll be going out in the next few weeks but will check with Customer Service to confirm.

      • freethrowtommy permalink
        October 10, 2011 6:45 pm

        Hey Tracy,
        Did you get any info on the when the Rodgers redemptions would be going out? Thanks again!

  10. Matt G permalink
    October 8, 2011 5:46 am

    Thanks TRacy for posting some Gmen for me!! Sweet Eli’s and tools of the trade boss. the rookie rpms look sweet! great designlayout for thses and very nice patch prime pieces used in these. some great oversized swatches used as well. the team quads are cool with team symbol used to outline the jersey piece.really like this product. from top to bottom in this preview at the kights lance. thanks for posting these. hope to get some. hitting any of these cards of any player would rocket my excitement!!!!

  11. KZed permalink
    October 8, 2011 6:55 am

    Absolute Mem. is always a killer product! I love those seriously thick patches on the Seau and “Fast Freddie” Jackson. Been waiting for a real gem of a Jackson to pick up!

  12. Rogue655 permalink
    October 9, 2011 3:07 pm

    When are you going to get a LeGarrette Blount jersey? I need to get some game used stuff from him!

  13. October 9, 2011 10:26 pm

    I really like the War Room and Marks of Fame designs, and the Cardinals beak patch on the Williams Rookie Premiere Materials is SICK!


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