Preview: 2011 Panini Limited Football

Today on Panini’s official blog, they revealed the details of 2011 Panini Limited football and it looks to be an improvement over last year’s product and that deserves some praise from just about anyone.

Although the photos used are still from the Rookie Premiere as this product was already in the starting stages by the time training camp started, they do a pretty good job with these photos even if you can tell that they’ve been used before. But the design in general is definitely an improvement in my opinion.

Some new additions this season include pieces of hats worn by 13 players at the NFL Draft numbered to 199 or less and a new “Limitless” insert numbered to 199 or less that features some autographs from some very hard to get players like Michael Vick, Sam Bradford, and Adrian Peterson. I must say, I approve of that subset name as well as I know I’ve made some slight jabs at Panini for subset names in the past.

Every card produced for the entire set is numbered to 499 or less which brings some good value to the table in terms of how scarce these cards are. The newly designed Rookie Phenoms are numbered to 299 and feature some sweet patches. So things are definitely looking good so far for this set.

Every 7 card pack/box of 2011 Panini Limited football will feature 1 autograph numbered to 299 or less, 1 memorabilia card numbered to 199 or less, 1 additional autograph or memorabilia card numbered to 199 or less, 2 base cards, 1 legend card, and 1 rookie card numbered to 499 or less. Overall, it looks to be similar to past years in terms of odds, but that’s just fine.

Look for this product to hit stores in November at around the same price as last year.

Contest Winnings Mail Day

As I state in the below video, I normally don’t do mail days unless there is something really nice in there. I mean, who wants to see some common jersey or rookie autograph no one has heard of. I’ll keep my mail day videos to be something special to look at. This time is one of those times.

In case you can’t view the above video, here is how I won this bad boy. Sports Card Forum held a VIP Contest for it’s VIP members and had it sponsored by Panini. The prize was well worth how in depth this contest was. Let’s talk about the contest first. The contest involved the entire Stanley Cup playoffs. Every game each day I had to guess one person who would score a goal. Every game. That’s a lot of research and commitment. I knew I had it in me, I mean, I’m a hockey fan and love the NHL Playoffs. I think it’s the best playoff system in sports next to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Anyway, long story short, I won with 36 total goals correctly guessed over the course of the playoffs. Second place finished with 33. It was a long battle in which I was victorious. And to the victor goes the spoils.

This is not a PC card but will be used to get a PC card or towards my box breaking fund for the site. I wish I could give it away again, but I can’t afford to right now.

So again, I would like to thank Sports Card Forum and Panini for holding this contest. This is one of the nicest  1 of 1 cards I’ve ever had in my possession. Here are some pictures for those who can’t view YouTube at work, don’t worry, I got you guys covered.

2010-11 Panini Limited Material Monikers Patrick Kane Autograph/Prime Jersey 1 of 1

Sweet.