By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Tired of lockout gridlock? Football cards are here to help.
In just about a week’s time — on May 25 — football fans can get their hands on the earliest Rookie Cards of the season. Panini America’s 2011 Prestige Football is slated to hit shelves next week — no matter the NFL lockout.
Known for being one of the hobby’s earliest sources for the Rookie Card race, Prestige is a product that sets the tone for what’s to come on cardboard. Its maker — in another act of reassurance — recently unveiled a massive gallery of actual card scans and other signs of NFL livelihood.
From the looks of it, Prestige will hit shelves with an ample amount of autographs, materials and other highlights — even if the stars don’t play a single down.
Behold what collectors will be holding shortly after the jump.