Tebowing in 2012 Prestige

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By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

You’re going to want to take a knee when ripping certain packs of 2012 Prestige Football this year.

Yesterday, Panini America touted a Tim Tebow insert set slated to arrive in late June with the company’s popular preseason brand. Let’s take a look.

Without question, Tebow has been the centerpiece of  many a football conversation across the country, maybe even the globe. In fact, on a recent trip to Paris I saw that this guy named Rodin made a beautiful sculpture in his likeness.

Thinking of past, present and future, Panini assembled the 15-card set with one thing in mind. The epic path of Tim Tebow. Each card is numbered to 1,500 or less and offers a nugget from his journey to the Jets. Card backs deliver details from as far back as his Pop Warner days and span toward his current clout in the NFL. Front aesthetics feature Panini’s take on how big of a name he’s been since he landed in the hobby.

The apparently movie-poster-inspired art showcases our hero throwing, rushing, and generally looking awesome in front of Colorado’s massive mountains and before a green-tinted New York skyline. All in all, an appropriately dramatic tone for one of football’s most fascinating phenoms.

After Prestige hits shelves on June 20, we’ll find out if the insert epic is epic enough to chase. But until then, take a look at tell us what you think.




  1. RJ
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Personally, I am not quite sure what the love affair with Mr. Tebow is. I don’t think he could be considered the best at his position, or even in his draft class, so… I’m not sure what the appeal is. He became a media headline, because of “Tebowing”, but that said, shouldn’t we then give Terrell Owens a set for his touchdown celebrations or Ndamukong Suh an insert set for all his hits? He’s good, but, an insert set? I like Panini products, but do not get this logic.

  2. RJ
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s because Hackler’s favorite guy ever is Tebow, and now Hackler works for Panini, so there you go.

  3. RJ34
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Well with that said, Tracy might just come up with an entire set that just encompasses the Broncos. I wouldn’t be surprised. Will be adding the “34” to my name to not confuse other commenters.

  4. Toro
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    The appeal of Tebow isn’t very hard to figure out. An NFL quarterback, religiously devout, took a team that sucked (underdog) and with his leadership, every comeback win, lead his team to the playoffs knocking out perenial Super Bowl contenders.

  5. Jeff Young
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I respect him because he is not ashamed to show his love for JESUS CHRIST!! This country needs more of us like Tim!!

  6. hayden
    Posted July 7, 2012 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    well i got 11a today. 517/1500

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