By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Panini America is getting dirty this Fall.
One of the big highlights from 2013 Panini Playbook will feature jumbo game-worn unwashed, dirty swatches for the insert Down & Dirty Booklets.
That’s just a small peek of what Panini is offering in this year’s Playbook, scheduled to release in early October.
Playbook will have veteran autographed memorabilia booklets for the first time.
It will also include Playbook Coaches Signature Booklets, highlight some of football’s legendary coaches. Rookies will still get their booklet cards. Many of the top 2013 rookies will have booklets where they sketched their favorite play and signed the card.
There are four hits in every pack – two booklet cards (at least one autographed) with an additional autograph and extra hit.
Playbook will use a number of different subsets in the all-hit product, including many 1-of-1 booklets. Some of the highlights include:
– Playbook Booklet Signatures: Autographed booklets from current NFL stars with 1-of-1 autographed printing plate, NFL Shield and Nike Swoosh versions.
– Flywire Booklets: 1-of-1 booklets featuring NFL Shield and Nike’s Flywire collar taken from the game-worn jerseys.
– Base Signatures: With Gold, Green and Black versions sequentially numbered to 10 or less.