(Courtesy of The Knight's Lance)
Panini Peek: 2011 Totally Certified Football
by Tracy Hackler
As football collectors around the country anxiously await the arrival of 2011 Certified Football
to the market, officials inside Panini America
headquarters already are hard at work preparing for the January release of its technology enhanced counterpart, 2011 Totally Certified Football
That’s right, the pioneering brand that introduced the basketball world to Panini America’s revolutionary Panini HRX
video trading cards and a stunning new Rookie Card
design earlier this year is coming to football. And yes, it’s bringing HRX with it.
2011 Totally Certified Football will arrive in late January with HRX cards devoted to some of the top names in the game. Just like their trendsetting predecessors in basketball, Panini America’s first NFL HRX cards will include several minutes of exclusive video footage, autographed versions and 1/1 Gold Autograph versions.
The brand-new product features a 236-card base set that consists of 100 base cards, 50 Immortals, 50 Freshman Phenoms and 36 hard-signed Freshman Fabric rookies. Each six-pack box of 2011 Totally Certified will deliver one hard-signed Freshman Fabric
card numbered to 499 or less, one additional autograph numbered to 299 or less and four memorabilia cards.
Other highlights include:
Stitches in Time
– Four-player, four-piece memorabilia cards matching some the greatest players ever together on one card (numbered to 249, with Prime versions numbered to 49)
- Totally Certified Future Materials — 36 Cards that include jerseys worn by the top rookies that attended the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere
- Immortals — A 50-card tribute to the greatest players of all time, with every card autographed
- Pieces of the Game – A 75-card set that includes pieces of game-worn jersey from the top NFL stars
- Heritage Collection — 64 of the most-collected retired players in NFL history come together for this game game-worn jersey tribute
You can get your first extended look at 2011 Totally Certified Football in the gallery below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance
for additional announcements regarding the NFL debut of Panini HRX.