Panini continues to impress me with their NFL license. These two beautiful cards fell into my lap from the new 2011 Timeless Treasures set.
Kealoha Pilares is a rookie wide receiver out of the University of Hawaii. While the Panthers haven't utilized him much in that role he has had a few bright spots recently in the role of kick and punt returner. The Panthers finally have some depth at WR with Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and David Gettis so I don't anticipate Kealoha getting many catches. The return gave however has been abysmal for the Panthers for many many years. I think the last time we had a good returner on special teams was when Michael Bates was still playing! Anyhow onto the card. Not only does Kealoha have an interesting looking autograph the blue ink used really pops on the white leather. The card is serially numbered 034/299.
The DeAngelo Williams card doesn't stand out as much as the Pilares auto, but it's still a nice looking card. For starters the base design for Timeless Treasures is really nice looking. I like the stitched leather look on the bottom corners. I would've been nice if the card featured a different design, but since it's nice looking I can let it slide. The plain black jersey swatch is nicely embedded in the card. It's serially numbered 073/250.