First look: 2013 Certified Football
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Mirror, mirror what do you see? A preview of 2013 Certified football.
Certified will have four hits (at least one autograph) and three Mirror parallels in every box.
The set will include Fabric of the Game hits, Rookie Cards and plenty of parallels for collectors to chase. Certified will feature basic Rookie Cards as well as Freshman Fabrics for the 40 players who attended the NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere.
Retired stars get a large focus in Certified. Last year, Panini profiled quarterback great John Elway. This season, the company has turned its focus to running back legends Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith.
There will be three hot boxes in every 24-box case where every base card will be replaced by Platinum parallel versions.
Certified will include Mirrors parallels of Red, Blue, Gold, Emerald and Black with versions numbered as high as 250.
Certified is scheduled to release in late September.