I love Elite, I have since it made its debut back in the very early ’90s. Hell I even wrote about it for Panini.
Each year I eagerly anticipate it’s release and was very happy when it finally arrived.
The hype this year is about the acetate cards. I already gave those a look so check it out if you need a refresher.
The design has the elite feel we all know and love with a little uniqueness for this year. Last years sideways rookies are gone in favor of the more traditional look. I liked last year’s rookies but welcome the good old fashion portrait orientation.
The shiny foil look is still here with a slight textured background that looks awesome in person. I like the grey box along the bottom with the players name and team. It’s really simple and pops against the foil of the rest of the card.
Wilson is numbered to 799 with the other three numbered to 999. The auto is to 699.
The resulting look of these cards is cool and something very different. The dark background was the right choice for these, it helps the negative space from the laser cutting jump out.
Man, I can’t wait for the season to begin. Peyton has some great young receivers out in Denver, it should be exciting.
I will wrap up in typical insert rapid-fire style.
Elite is a great product and with the season just weeks away it is a perfect time to pick up a box to get your ready for some football.