First look: 2011 Limited Football

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By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

In today’s “Panini Peek,” the Texas-based card company offered a limited look at 2011 Limited Football — a product that proudly boasts a checklist of cards numbered to 499 or less.

Confirming a late-November release, Panini detailed the seven-card-per-pack  product with high hit counts, subsets and brand enhancements. Among those improvements, Material Phenoms Rookie Cards and other freshmen-focused features take center stage.

Material Phenoms offers what the company explains as its “most extensive and star-studded lineup of Draft-Day-worn hats and jerseys ever.” According to the manufacturer, these  wanted rookies are made even more desirable with on-card autographs, prime memorabilia and a limited print run. To seal the deal, each one will be numbered to 299 or less.

Draft Day Lids & Jerseys is an aptly named insert set, headlined by hats and jerseys actually worn by players on their respective draft dates.  This set spans 13 top NFL Draft picks and each card here will be numbered to 199 or less. And, in even even rarer territory, limited-to-10-or-less Rookie Lettermen inserts will resurface with letter patches inked by the biggest names in the 2011 draft class.

Now of course, Limited isn’t limited to newcomer cardboard.

Playing with its words, Panini’s Limitless inserts are said to include “scarce autographs from the NFL’s most dynamic players.” These cards are numbered to 199 or less and feature the likes of Michael Vick, Adrian Peterson, Sam Bradford and other gridiron dominators.

Check out the visuals and see what each pack is packing after the jump.
As mentioned, 2011 Limited comes seven cards to a pack and includes the following:

  • One autographed card (numbered to 299 or less)
  • One memorabilia card (numbered to 199 or less)
  • One additional autograph or memorabilia card (numbered to 299 or less)
  • Two base cards
  • One Legends subset card
  • One Rookie Card (numbered to 499 or less)

Stay tuned to for more information becomes … less limited … on the forthcoming brand.

2011 Limited Common (Drew Brees)

Prime Signatures featuring Earl Campbell and Mark Ingram

Limited Cuts (George Halas)

Jumbo Prime Signatures (Tom Brady)

Material Phenoms Rookie Card (A.J. Green)

Banner Season (Michael Vick)

Rookie Lettermen (Jake Locker)


  1. tom waldron
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Just a quick comment isn’t it about time that in these Limited products ie timeless and such that card companies give us a little more than the dimesize single jerseys. Ive seen it in Treasures and if thats gonna happen then the swatch should be from a signifigant time or noted game used say from Playoff game or Super Bowl game used. As Above even the Vick patch is Thumb nail size I think this part of the hobby needs revamping to make it once again a significant part of the box. Id say give us a lil more for the buck if its plain jane then double the size. If it’s prime especially in high tier product patch then make it little larger & noteworthy inlcude playoff patches not EVENT USED. just saying

  2. danny
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    a big wookie yawn

  3. Nick Tegeler
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    @ tom… I agree 100% and have been saying the same thing for some time now. Unfortunately we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up.

    Posted September 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I used to buy lots of donruss/panini boxes and I agree those are some weni teni patches . Two thumbs down paniniuni#$^&%##

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