Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Panini Certified Football NFL Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review

Freshman Fabrics, Hometown Heroes and Fabric of the Game means 2011 Panini Certified Football cards are here.  Once again, the Rookies Class is front and center so here is another opportunity to pull that player you might not have yet.

Certified Football falls into our premium cards category.  Each box contains 10 – 5 card packs, with 4 Autograph or Memorabilia cards with at least 1 Autograph card per box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled from our box.

 Base Cards
 Arian Foster, front and back

 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Forte, Troy Polamalu

 Jared Allen, Jason Witten, Michael Vick

 Santonio Holmes, Steven Jackson, Tim Tebow

 New Generation Rookies
 Tyron Smith #/999, Jay Finley #/999

 Da' Quan Bowers #/999, DeMarcus Van Dyke #/999

Mirror Parallels
 Louis Murphy #/250, LeSean McCoy#/25

The Hits
 Delone Carter Freshman Fabrics Jumbo Swatch #/50

AJ Green Certifed Potenial Swatch #250

 Dez Bryant Mirror Prime Patch #/5

 Jerrel Jernigan Freshman Fabric Dual Swatch Autograph #/499

Overall Look
Base cards work well here.  Hit design here is classic to the Certified line of cards with the Fabric of the Game Team Die Cut cards making the best use of space.

Quality and Variety of Players
The balance here speaks of a Rookie class checklist with 150 veteran players base cards and 100 rookie cards.  While small and low numbered, the hits like Hometown Heroes and Immortals are really nice.

Do the Hits satisfy?
Again, this is a case of what you are collecting.  If you are concentrating on the Rookie Class, all is good.  If you happen to pull one of the veteran hits you will be very satisfied.

Will you keep coming back for more?
Most will be hunting for hits with Certified Football and will be looking to spread the risk by purchasing this in volume.

4 out of 5

2011 Panini Certified Football continues the great offerings for Rookie Class collectors.

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