Preview: 2012 Panini Totally Certified Football

A staple of Panini’s Football brand is back in 2012 Panini Totally Certified.

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The most popular part of Panini Totally Certified is and always has been the Freshman Fabric autographs. These cards feature the top rookies and will be signed on-card. There are also Platinum Black 1 of 1 versions to be pulled!

Collectors can also look for Certified Future jersey autographs. These will also be signed on-card and will be numbered to 175 unless you pull a prime parallel, which will then be numbered to 49. Also be on the look out for Down & Dirty jersey cards numbered to 299 or less with prime versions being numbered to 49.

A real treat that will be featured in Panini Totally Certified this year are the HRX cards. These are video cards that should be highly collectible. The best part is there are autograph versions numbered to 10, or maybe you will be lucky enough to pull a 14K gold autographed HRX card numbered 1 of 1! Just imagine how nice that would look in your collection.

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Each box contains 6 packs with 5 cards per pack. In each box, it will contain 1 on-card rookie autograph, 1 additional autograph as well as 4 autograph or memorabilia cards per box.

You can find the product at DA Card World for around $113 when it releases March 6, 2013.

You can also find the checklist on Cardboard Connection and more information on the official Panini America blog.

You Will Love the 2012 Elite Football Acetate Autographs

The one thing I have been pushing since well before this blog was created, was for a company to start using acetate autographs once again. Upper Deck did it in their ICE hockey products and I knew it had to be brought over to other sports. It’s something I love to collect and I actually have a nice little acetate card collection, with a few autographs too.

Well Panini has listened to me. Well, I’d like to think they listened to me. I know a lot of collectors out there feel the same way I do about products and they have brought back what I love. These awesome cards can be found in 2012 Panini Elite football. Check out this Doug Martin:

On card, on acetate, whatever you want to call it, but it’s beautiful. Not only is the design great for an acetate autographed card, Panini has also taken the cues from other companies and collectors and has started to add a little bit of color in the ink. With different color inks meaning different rarity levels, it adds a great element for set collectors, player collectors, and even additional value.

So you will love the acetate autographs in this product. Well at least this set, I noticed some sticker autographs on the Hard Hats acetate autograph set that look at bit off, but these are gorgeous. You will love them.

SCB Review: MojoBreak.com (Contest Included!)

MojoBreak.com is one of the seemingly endless number of sports card group break sites out there. Nowadays, there are new group break sites popping up daily. You need to know where the most trustworthy group breaks are, right? Well, the fine folks at Mojo Break wanted me to experience their product firsthand and were able to give me a shot in one of their group breaks for 2012 Panini Prestige football.

The type of break was a team draft style break. Everyone in the group break was listed and then randomized for draft order. The people in the break then picked the teams they wanted from the product. Of course, with this season being hyped up for Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the Colts and Redskins were the first two teams taken. As for me, I was way down in the 20s. I was stunned and happy when my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were still available, so I snatched them up. Every person gets the cards pulled from their team of choice.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my draft spot. I had thought about giving it away, but depending on where my draft position was, I thought giving away a card from the break would be better. Then I was able to grab my favorite team, so that threw another bone into what I wanted to do.

Then finally, my one hit from the product was this card:

The one card I wanted from the product for my PC was pulled. Ah, crap. Well…it looks like I’ll have to give SOMETHING away for this good luck.

So instead of giving away a PC card, which every collector would hate to do, I have a couple things here I’m going to give away to one person:

2012 Prestige Passports Ryan Broyles RC autograph and Prestige Picks Andrew Luck RC. I’ll also throw in a few more goodies as well.

 

All you have to do to enter this contest is click on the little box on the right that will direct you to MojoBreak.com. Check out their site, maybe join a group break or two if that’s your thing, and report back to me what you think of their site or services. Simple as that. One random entrant will receive the two cards listed above. This contest will run for one week, so get moving!