Just like with their Basketball release, Panini has done some subtle design modifications to Totally Certified Football, taking what were already impressive cards and making them even more appealing. HRX video cards return with rookies Trent Richardson, Andrew Luck, Justin Blackmon, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill. With plenty of rainbow collecting potential thanks to red, blue, gold green and black version of the cards and a wide range of hit pulls, 2012 Panini Totally Certified Football offers a whole lot for a wide range of collectors.
Totally Certified Basketball falls into our premium cards category. Each hobby box contains 6-5 card packs. Each box contains 6 hit cards with at least 3 autographs.
Here are some of the cards we pulled.
Aaron Rodgers, front and back
Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton
Ray Rice, Marshawn Lynch, Maurice Jones-Drew
Fran Tarkenton, Kellen Winslow, Bo Jackson
Patrick Peterson Blue #/199
Sidney Rice #/299, Brian Quick Down & Dirty #/299, Dwayne Bowe #/299
David DeCastro Auto Red #/290, Nigel Bradham Auto Blue #/99
Andrew Luck Freshman Fabric Autograph RC Gold #/25
Shiny, bold colors and refined design are the defining characteristics of this year’s release. The color parallels are great but the Freshman Fabric autos remain the premium pull..
Quality and Variety of Players
The checklist is solid, helped by the stellar rookie draft class. Add to that a slew of veteran and retired stars autos make this year’s release very strong.
Do the Hits satisfy?
There are some really solid hits to be had here. The variety of Memorabilia and Autos will please collectors. And the HRX video cards are amazing.
Will you keep coming back for more?
Totally Certified is one of those releases where it is easy to see multiple box purchases if your wallet can withstand it.
4 1/2 out of 5
Aided by a strong draft class 2012 Panini Totally Certified Football is a strong release that provides collectors a nice opportunity to pull some great cards.