2013 Panini Prestige Football 2 Case Break & Review

We had 2 cases of this stuff broken yesterday.  I wasn’t all that excited about this release initially.  I have always thought the Prestige was a so-so early release, but not really something that had great content.  I must say that Panini really stepped up their game this year.  There are a ton of on-card rookie autographs.  They had some of these last year as well, but they went even deeper this year.  They also created a few inserts that are really stunning.  I definitely recommend this box to those who just want a fun NFL product to open that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Let’s start with the on-card autographs.  You usually get one of these per box.  Some boxes don’t have one, but we saw 19 out of 24 boxes, so they are pretty close to 1 per box.  I love the fact that they are on-card and in their NFL uniforms.  These cards may fade as other products come out, but I would suggest picking them up for your collection.  There are 3 different inserts that have on-card autographs.  I’ll show one of each below.

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In addition to the on-card autographs, there are several sticker autographs.  The stickers autos still look nice even though I’m not crazy about stickers.  The designs are decent and at least the guys are in the NFL uniforms.  Here are a few examples of those.

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All of the sticker autographs are on the holo-foil type of card and so they look pretty solid.  I’m not crazy about the veteran stick autographs as they deliver little to no value.  There were 4 of these such cards in the 2 cases.  They were Jonathan Baldwin /99, Jerod Mayo /49, J.J. Watt /25 and Bryce Brown /99.  The Watt isn’t a bad card, but the other 3 are probably $1-$2.  Most of these veteran autos won’t deliver much value.  I have no problem with Pro Bowl type players, but I really don’t want to see guys like Baldwin and Brown.  Save those guys for retail.

The memorabilia in this product is rather hit or miss.  There is a decent amount of Rookie memorabilia.  Those are nice since it’s their first NFL Jersey cards.  Of the 48 memorabilia cards 25 of them were Rookies.  The patches are pretty hard to hit.  There were 2 Rookie patches and 3 veteran patches.  I LOVE the way the Draft Jersey cards look.  There was an E.J. Manuel Patch version in the 2 cases and it is a sweet looking card.

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They did a decent job of multi-player jerseys.  There were 10 of these in 2 cases.  Most of them were veterans, but that was okay.  The quad jersey cards are cool and seem to be pretty well received.

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That’s a really nice card if you ask me.  I can see why people would want those.

The base cards are kind of ho-hum, but they did do a lot of cool parallels.  I’m a fan of the parallels because I think it brings in the player collectors.  There are also 10 players who have SP variations.

I would give this product a solid “A” in terms of value.  It’s a relatively cheap box and you get good content for the money for sure.

You can view all the eBay auctions from these 2 cases HERE.  All the cards were listed 1-day and end tonight, so check them out.








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