2011 Panini Prestige Football is the first football release of the year for Panini, the first post draft release, and it’s the first set of 2011 football cards that also contain returning players for any release. Prestige features cards that were created live during the draft, some SP’s and other surprises.
We classify this set as trading cards. You can find them at retail outlets and your local card shop. Hobby Boxes come with 24 – 8 card packs and you’ll find at least 4 Memorabilia or Autograph cards per box.
Lets take a look at some of the cards we pulled from our hobby box.
First from the base cards
Sam Bradford base - front and back
Von Miller rookie - front and back
Julio Jones rookie SP
Rob Gronkowski, Percy Harvin, Arian Foster, Dez Bryant & Sam Bradford
Xtra Points Rookies - Gold #/250, Light Blue #/999
Aaron Williams, Jabaal Sheard, Edmond Gates & Courtney Smith
From the inserts
Randall Cobb NFL Passport
Mike Williams Rookie Review
Drew Brees Inside the Numbers
Lee Evans, Darren Sproles, Brent Celek & Reggie Bush
NFl Draft Class
DeAndre McDaniel, Pat Devlin & Blaine Gabbert
Maurice Jones - Drew & Adrian Peterson League Leaders
Stars of the NFL
Knowshon Moreno, LeSean McCoy, Antonio Gates & Brian Urlacher
Here are the hits of the box
Sam Bradford Rookie Review
Andre Johnson Stars of the NFL Game Worn #/250
Arian Foster & Jamaal Charles League Leaders Game Worn #/200
Matt Ryan Preferred Prime Patch Game Worn #/50
Cameron Heyward Rookie Auto #/599
Prestige has a familiar and simple design. The photography is good. The best of the design elements are reserved for the insert cards.
Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.
200 base cards, 100 rookies. Easy enough to build a set with the returning players you want and the incoming class. Extra Point variations make for some nice numbered cards to chase.
Do the hits hold up?
All the names from the recent NFL Draft can be found in various auto rookie cards. Prime patches are nice.
Will you want to collect them all?
Set builders will want all of this, the first complete release for the year.
3 1/2 out of 5
Football card collecting fans can start their season. Lets hope the NFL follows.