Thursday, February 17, 2011

2011 Panini Prestige Sneak Peek

With the 2010 NFL season officially over most of us cardboard collectors are moving on to baseball since spring training is just around the corner.  Then I get an e-mail that Panini is already dropping images of 2011 Prestige football!  With the CBA still being hammered out and a lock out looming who knows if they'll even be a 2011 football season.  If that happens how will it affect the trading card market?  By the way, sorry my hometown team's owner (Jerry Richardson - Carolina Panthers) is being such a jerk with this whole CBA thing.

Anyhow, back to the cards.  I like the look so much better this year.  I still prefer rookies to be shown in their pro uniforms, but it isn't a deal breaker for me.  The manufactured patch cards are getting really old and stale now so I could do without those.  The base design is head and shoulders better than last year's IMO.

If the CBA shortens the NFL season or prevents it from happening all together how will it affect your football card buying?

Cam Newton - 1st overall pick in the draft?
New Carolina Panthers QB?


  1. wow, the base card looks like 08 Score...

  2. I def like the look of these. It seems Panini fixing some of their design issues. Plus, it looks like those rookie auto's will be on-card. Nice!!!

  3. I don't think there is any way Newton goes higher than pick 3 or 5. The Panthers need Bowers (to replace Peppers) far more than a QB.

    I love watching football, but if the season is canceled it would be the worst mistake they could ever make. Remember how long it took baseball after 1994. I didn't follow it again until 98 with McGwire/Sosa and it was arguably ore popular than football back then.

  4. I don't think (or hope) that the Panthers will draft Newton. While the offense needs a lot of work, I hope they go w/ Bowers myself.

    It does appear that the autos will be on card which is really really nice!