Monday, May 10, 2010

Prestige Gets The First Favre Vikings Jersey Card

Panini just posted a slide show that boasts some pretty terrible cards for the upcoming set. Among the ugly and uninspired cards in the preview was one very interesting little tidbit that seems to have escaped my radar.

It was inevitable that Brett Favre would eventually have jersey cards from his first (and possibly only) year with the Vikings, and it looks like Panini has beat everyone to the punch. Of course, with Upper Deck and Topps out of the game until recently, there really wasnt much competition other than the extreme price of securing the actual swatches. One Favre gamer went on NFL auctions for over 12K, and the Vikings GU Jersey distributor had them selling at 20K a piece on his site. With Favre changing jerseys each half, there are at least 32 out there, but with Panini's NFL license, I bet they get a deal whenever they need it.

Im hoping that this isnt the first of many jersey cards like this, as these particular cards arent going to leave any sort of lasting legacy. Until we can get an on card signed jersey card of similar ilk, I would believe there are going to be a lot of unhappy Vikings fans. With Platinum supposedly featuring on card signatures for Topps this year, hopefully that will be the first opportunity. Otherwise it will continue to be Panini claiming the first rights to Favre's first autographed Vikings card with the cop-out stickers in Certified last year.


  1. That looks like 1999 Leaf Rookies & Stars

  2. Anyone want to guess what the first viking jersey card of Brett Favre goes for? I am guessing $70 bucks, people will go crazy over it. What do you think?

  3. Panini needs to do away with their Prestiage line of product! Needless to say, there isn't much "prestiage" about that product.

  4. I've seen worse designs. Not many, though.

  5. I actually have to agree with - the card is uninspiring. There's nothing terible about it, but nothing good about it either. A plain little single color swatch. I may spend a lot of money on Favre cards, but that won't be one of them. The prime version? Maybe, if it's 2 or 3 color, but even then the wierd shape of the swatch does nothing for me.

    Oh, and don't forget, Favre played 2 postseason games for the Vikings, taking the tally up to likely 36 jerseys if he wore 2 a game. He also played 2 preseason games, 1 where he only played in 1 half, the other in which he played in both halves, taking the likely tally up to 39 jerseys.