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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 on both subjects, transferring his work for the Tampa Tribune to the realm of cyberspace.

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Panini offers Prominence peek

Posted Jun 29, 2013 by Bob D'Angelo

Updated Jun 29, 2013 at 05:42 PM

There will be some prominent changes that will be apparent to collectors when Panini America’s Prominence football product hits the shelves in September.

Prominence will differ in its second season on the market in a big way. There will be no standalone memorabilia cards. Every hit will feature an autograph from one of the insert subsets: Rookie Field Plates, Rookie Gridiron Gems, Rookie Class Letter, Rookie Helmet, Rookie Embroidered Team Logo Patch, and short-printed, dual and triple autographed Eminence cards.

A hobby box of Prominence will contain three packs, with five cards in a pack. Each box will yield three autographs, two parallels and 10 base or rookie cards.

The Rookie Gridiron Gems signatures will enable collectors to “pull out” autographs from the top of the card; each card will be numbered to 249. There also will be parallel versions of the Rookie Embroidered Patch signatures, with Rated Rookie cards and 1/1 NFL shield cards.

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