Bob is a longtime member of the Florida sports media, having served as a reporter and copy editor for more than 30 years. His true sports passion, however, is the history of the various games, exhibited by his in-depth book reviews and hobby of collecting cards and other sports memorabilia. He blogs for TBO.com on both subjects, transferring his work for the Tampa Tribune to the realm of cyberspace.
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Panini gaining Momentum with football product
Posted May 6, 2013 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated May 6, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Panini America offered a preview of its Momentum Football product, which will be released in late July.
Last year’s product offered a hit per pack, and the RPS rookie card was particularly well-received. This year’s set will have 10 packs per hobby box, so a collector can expect five autographs guaranteed, and a combination of 10 autograph and/or memorabilia cards. There will be 10 rookie cards per box and a parallel.
The addition of holographic foil and full-body photography will give the RPS rookie cards a new look. These cards will include parallels of prime-memorabilia cards and even scarcer NFL Shield versions.
Here are some of the hot cards Panini is promoting for this set:
Class Reunion Combos, Triples and Quads autograph cards that bring together standout members of historic draft classes;
The return of the real-diamond-encrusted Studs;
Double Feature and Triple Feature memorabilia cards, featuring prime versions numbered to 49 or less;
And multi-swatch Rookie Team Threads cards that will feature both prime-memorabilia and autograph versions.
There also will be one-autograph, three-pieces-of-player-worn-memorabilia cards, which will be numbered to 399 or less.