Panini America Taking 2013 Score Football Big Time with 25th Anniversary Edition
It’s safe to say that Panini America has big, big plans — jumbo, even — to celebrate the first release of the 2013 NFL season. 2013 Score Football, the landmark 25th anniversary of the collecting staple, will deliver massive 50-card Hobby Jumbo Packs and three autograph or memorabilia cards per hobby box (with at least two autographs guaranteed) when it releases in late May.
2013 Score Football will also hearken back to that original 1989 release to produce some of the most spectacularly nostalgic Rookie Cards of the year deliver — and they’ll fall 50 per hobby box on average.
In addition to the season’s first officially licensed NFL Rookie Cards and rookie autographs, 2013 Score Football also will include a jam-packed 440-card base set that includes 220 veterans, 110 RCs, three 32-card subsets (Airmail, Franchise and Future Franchise) and a 14-card Road to the Super Bowl subset honoring the 2012 Baltimore Ravens.
Of course, no Score release would be complete without the Scorecard, Gold Zone, Red Zone and Artist Proof parallels — and the 2013 edition is equipped with those, too.
Clearly, though, the big news for 2013 is Score’s increased frequency of autographs (including Inscriptions, Hot Rookie Signatures and Rookie Signatures), the inclusion of memorabilia (Franchise Fabrics, Future Franchise Fabrics) and the return of Printing Plate 1/1s.
It’s a fitting 25th anniversary tribute to one of the most venerable, value-delivered football sets of all time. We’ll have much more on 2013 Score Football (including a closer look at the retail Blaster and Rak-Pak configurations) right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming days.
But for now, enjoy this first extended sneak peek . . .