A First Look at Panini Football Classics 2010

Panini has sent over these first images of cards from their Football Classics 2010 set, on card shop shelves July 28. The hobby breakdown (with 18 packs in a box and 5 cards in a pack) is pretty impressive. Each box will include four autographs or memorabilia cards (with a guarantee of at least one autograph), four rookie cards, two Legends cards (numbered to 999), a "Timeless Tributes" parallel, and one team color card. Packs will retail for $6. Among the signers in the set are Dan Marino, John Elway, Joe Montana, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Dez Bryant, and Jerry Rice. There are even cut signatures of Walter Peyton and "Bear" Bryant. There are jersey cards, multi-swatch jersey cards, even pigskin cards from Super Bowl I and II.

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, Cinelinx.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, VictorMedina.com or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at vic@victormedina.com.

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