Prestige Football to Release Next Week

Collectors ready for another football card product won’t have long to wait.  2013 Panini Prestige Football is scheduled for release next week.

Once the first licensed products on the market every year, the new edition was moved back in the schedule after Panini decided to revamp Score and push it out as the first
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2013 Prestige football will have 24 packs and 8 cards per pack.  Each pack will have at least one rookie Andrew Luck Panini Prestige 2013card.  There are four autograph or memorabilia cards per box (at least two autos).  Many of the autographs were obtained during the 2013 NFL Rookie Premiere.  There’s already a candidate for worst autograph courtesy of Geovanni Bernard (see left), who was apparently 2013 Panini Prestige Boxoverwhelmed by the quantity of cards he had to sign during the Premiere.

Inserts include Prestigious Picks and NFL Draft Picks, die-cut acetate cards labeled Stars of the NFL, NFL Shield, Fantasy Team and Inside the Numbers.  Back for another go-round are the Extra Points parallels return and the NFL Draft Materials insert that includes the actual jerseys and hats that were handed to the top picks on stage in New York.

Eddie Lacy Rookie Ticket 2013 Panini PrestigePanini Prestige PetersonThere will be short-printed rookie card variations, 1/1 printing plates and Leon Sandcastle’s fictitious career continues with signed cards inside 2013 Prestige Football.  Other highlights include:

– 1st Impressions Signatures:   Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Doug Martin, etc. are featured in a look back at their rookie year.

– Micro-Etched Inserts: Micro-Etched inserts; NFL Draft Picks & Prestigious Picks featuring the top 2013 Rookies.

You can check out pre-sale boxes here.