2011 Panini Certified Football is now live and cards are showing up on eBay including some of the “better” hits but I am not a fan. I do like the Quad Autos, not so much for the design but getting 4 prime patches and an on-card autograph is still pretty cool. The Hometown Heroes are doing nicely too.
The Immortals Patch Auto card are hideous, you wonder who decided to build a card and then cut a window for a quarter-sized patch and then add a sticker auto right over the player’s image. The patch only versions are not bad because the sticker auto is not covering the player.
One of the cards that Panini released during previews of the set had really drawn attention, the Quad-Patch Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith and Curtis martin card. I think pulling a 4-patch card of the best running backs in history overshadows the bling bling silver foil background.