Thought I would share my All-Time Top 5 Favorite Panini Brands that I buy year in and year out!! There were so many to choose from. Two others that I get year in and year out but missed the cut by a tiny bit are Prestige and Rookies and Stars. And they didn't miss the cut by much. They were probably 5a and 5b. The list starts from the bottom to the top favorite!5. Donruss Elite
This product has 2 Autographs & 2 Memorabilia Cards per box which is a start of why its great. But every year Panini improves this product. This year the inclusion of Acetate cards made this a very hot product and a product that now is even more tempting!! The base cards are always on silver cardboard and look nice. Once again..always starts with a nice base card for me!!4. Absolute Memorabilia
The biggest thing for me about this product is its RPM's. Which is Rookie Premier Materials. Love the rookie cards with pieces of jersey and footballs and sometimes more and sometimes autographed. In an era of collecting where rookies are tops you need to find the best looking rookie cards and this product has them! Once again another product with 4 hits but they are most of the time worth it.3. Panini Certified
Like I put in a recent review, really silver base cards and despite seeing fingerprints sometimes on them..they can be easily wiped off. The mirror parallels are Panini's version of a refractor and they look really nice on that silver cardboard. They also have mirror parallels of some of the jersey cards in the product and those make regular jersey cards look like trash in comparison. Just stunning! The rookie Freshman Fabric have always been very popular with a jersey piece and autograph. And you can't talk about this product without at least mentioning Fabric of the Game. Diecut team names embedded with jersey card. Some of the best jersey cards out there.
This is number three because of looks and design of the overall product.
2. Totally Certified
Panini brought back one of my favorites from the late 90's and added a Panini twist to it while also staying with the dufex technology. You top that with parallels of the base cards, a video trading card that you could possibly find, 6 hits in a box, auto/jersey rookie cards with a nice look to them and memorabilia from past legends and you got a winner!
1. Crown Royale
Die cuts, auto rookie silhouettes, parallels, nice base set, stunning memorabilia cards and autographs, may I go on?? Panini put this one right at the top last year with the Rookie Silhouette inclusion. A rookie card that has a nice swatch or patch sihouetted in the background and is also autographed. There are NO other rookie cards like it on the market!
And with 2012 and the addition of Legendary Silhouettes Signatures too and the return of Panini's Choice Awards..this product only continues to get stronger!
Do you have any favorites and what? Do you agree with my list or would you have put them in a different order?