It was a busy Wednesday for card shops that carry a lot of Panini product. Prizm Baseball, Intrigue Basketball and 2013 Panini Certified Football all arrived at once. The longest-running brand of the trio, of course, is Certified which got a bit of a makeover this year.
Collectors who grew up in the 1990s should love the memorabilia relic cards that are being touted by Panini. Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith are featured with jumbo portions of game-worn jerseys from each Hall of Fame running back among the major hits.
Hobby boxes promise one autograph, plus three additional autograph or memorabilia cards at a price of around $85-100 per box. There are ten packs per box and five cards per pack. Case breakers will find one hot box that will include Platinum parallels rather than base cards in every eight-box inner case.
Collectors will once again find Mirror parallels with Red, Blue, Gold, Emerald and Black versions numbered from 250 all the way down to 1.
The 2013 rookie class is featured on the annual Freshman Fabrics insert, which has been newly redesigned and includes randomly inserted autograph and memorabilia patches.
Fabric of the Game is back as well with veteran players’ memorabilia swatches.