During the 2011 season, the New York Giants tacked on their second NFL title in five seasons, once again taking down the New England Patriots. Despite persistent criticism throughout his career, Eli Manning was now a two-time Super Bowl winner and his cards began to move closer in value to his brother.
Although the 2012 rookie class immediately trumped it, the 2011 Football Card Sets feature some rookie depth and value for collectors. This includes Offensive Rookie of the Year and number one overall pick, Cam Newton. Defensive players rarely carry the same interest as the offensive side of the ball, but Defensive Rookie of the Year, Von Miller, is popular, as well.
While Cam Newton still retains a top pick among collectors, the other notable rookie options are A.J. Green, Colin Kaepernick, Julio Jones, Andy Dalton, and Mark Ingram, plus defensive players Von Miller and J.J Watt.
2011 Football Card Sets
View our database of 2011 Football Card Set Information. Each product profile includes full checklists, set info, expert analysis, and deals on singles and Hobby boxes.
2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football promises an autograph or memorabilia card in every pack. Signatures will be numbered to 299 or less while memorabilia hits will be numbered to 100 or less. New to the brand are on-card rookie autographs.
Though not a groundbreaking set by any means, an abundance of hits, along with a polished design and an intelligent rookie checklist make 2011 Bowman Sterling Football one of the best football card offerings of 2011.
Donruss Elite returns for another season of numbered rookies, die-cuts and autographs. The most notable new additions to the tried and true Elite formula is intriguing to say the least, those being the first ever book cards in Panini history. 2011 Donruss Elite snaps on June 15th, with each 20 pack hobby box delivering 4 hits.
2011 Leaf Metal Draft is set to hit the hobby scene in late March, giving collectors a chance to grab the first autographed cards featuring Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Jake Locker and other big names from April’s 2011 NFL Draft.
Leaf returns for a 2nd round of draft themed football cards this May. The follow-up to the succesful 2011 Leaf Metal Draft will add die-cut helmet and football autographs to the mix. Each hobby box of 2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft delivers 4 on-card autographs featuring names like Newton, Gabbert and Green.
One of the priciest sets of the year, 2011 National Treasure Football delivers three autographs and three memorabilia cards in every box. Highlights include unique autographed patch cards, rookie signatures and a redemption for a three-foot card with 36 signatures and jumbo jersey pieces.
2011 Panini Adrenalyn XL Football sees the return of the NFL’s only collectible card game. Collectors can play both in-person and online. The set expands off of last year’s release and includes 448 new cards.
2011 Certified Football returns with a popular mix of parallels, memorabilia cards and autographs. For the first time in the brand’s history, Freshman Fabric Autographs will feature on-card signatures.
2011 Panini Crown Royale Football sees the return of one of the hobby’s most distinct designs. The popular Rookie Silhouettes cards return with on-card signatures. Every pack includes either an autograph or memorabilia card.
2011 Panini Gridiron Gear Football offers a slightly different spin on autographs and memorabilia cards by using things like signed jersey swatches that slide out and autograph windows designed to look like a football field.
Every card in 2011 Panini Limited Football, from base cards to inserts, is numbered to 499 or less. Highlights include draft day memorabilia from top 2011 rookies and Material Phenoms rookies with on-card signatures and prime swatches.
Product Details Product Details The 2011 Panini NFL Sticker Collection avoids a lot of the gimmicks and hit-driven thrills of traditional trading card sets. Instead it opts for something a little more basic. But it’s still rewarding for those willing to undertake the challenge of putting the set together. The release has nearly 500 different […]
Each pack of 2011 Panini Plates & Patches Football includes a numbered on-card autographed patch rookie card. The set lives up to its name with plenty of prime memorabilia and press plate combinations.
2011 Panini Playbook Football makes book cards the norm, promising one fold-out autographed premium memorabilia rookie per box. The high-end, all-hits release also features book cards that have up to eight autographs or memorabilia swatches.
2011 Panini Prime Signatures Football is all about the autograph. Promising one autograph per four-card box, the set is straightforward but challenging in its construction. All rookie cards are autographed with many key rookies featuring on-card signatures.
2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Football isn’t a wholly new product. Rather it’s a value-infused re-release of 2011 Rookies & Stars but with greater odds. Ten-pack boxes promise a total of four autographs and memorabilia cards.
2011 Panini Threads Football product review, details, card gallery, highlights and other information. With 24 rookie cards, four hits and 13 additional inserts or parallels per box, the set offers a lot of variety for a mid-range product.
Shiny foil, rookies galore, bountiful autographs and massive memorabilia card checklists collide in 2011 Panini Totally Certified Football. Collectors can expect a hit in every pack with one autographed Freshman Fabric autographed rookie card in every box.
Press Pass Legends returns this May featuring a cardboard cast of legends past, present and future. Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Bo Jackson, Hines Ward, A.J. Green, Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Mark Ingram and Julio Jones are a few of the big name signers that grace Legends autograph checklist. Each 18-pack hobby box is expected to carry a price tag of around $120-$140 and deliver a total of 6 hits.
Panini’s Prestige returns for another season of post-draft gridiron prospecting. The latest installment of Prestige features a sleeker card design than past years as well as several new inclusions highlighted by NFL Passport inserts and autographs. 2011 Prestige is set to release on May 11th, with each $80-$100 hobby box delivering 4 hits, 24 rookies and 23 additional inserts and parallels.
2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football product review, set information, price comparisons and top singles. This iteration of the brand will sport 1 rookie card per pack and 4 hits per box, as well as several new insert sets.
2011 Sage Hit kicks-off the 2011 football card season in pre-draft fashion. Sage’s checklists features a who’s who of the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft class including powerhouse names like Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Jake Locker. Each 30 pack box of 2011 Sage Hit delivers 6 autographed cards on average.
2011 SP Authentic Football sees several returns. Half of the base set uses the 1998 SP Future Watch design, while the SPx brand is back in the form of randomly inserted bonus packs. Each box promises three hits including a Rookie Auto Patch card and a USA Football Autograph or Future Swatch memorabilia card.
Sweet Spot football returns for a sophomore season of NCAA football card action. Upper Deck’s mini-helmet themed product features a fresh checklist of NFL rookies and the addition of “Sweet Spot Rivalry” book cards and “Scouting Report” inserts featuring ESPN’s Todd McShay and Chris Mortenson. 2011 Sweet Spot Football delivers 4 hits per box and is scheduled to hit hobby shop shelves well before the Autumn leaves begin to fall.
2011 Timeless Treasures Football details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set mixes old and new in a high-end product that promises three autographs and memorabilia cards in every pack.
Product Details Product Details As seems to be the case with a lot of 2011 football card releases announced thus far, 2011 Topps Chrome Football puts a huge focus on the rookie class. From 110 base set rookies to several levels of first-year autographs, there’s lots of youngsters to chase. Topps is also bringing in […]
One of the luxury cars of the football card season, 2011 Topps Five Star Football is driven by four autographs and a variety of memorabilia combination in every pack. Base cards are printed on thick 154-point stock.
2011 Topps Gridiron Legends Football cards combine the past, present and future stars of the NFL, promising one autograph and three additional hits per 18-pack box. Check out our detailed breakdown of what to expect as well as a preview card gallery that highlights the set’s clean design.
2011 Topps Magic Rookies sees the return of the brand as an online exclusive. Mini boxes promise ten rookie cards as well as one rookie autograph. A total of 68 different players have autographs in the set.
Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Rookies are on display in 2011 Topps Platinum Football, a set that emphasizes a deep checklist of first-year autographs and shiny goodness. Multiple levels of Refractors will keep player and team collectors busy. With so many rookies, autograph and patch combinations, regular veteran base sets should be somewhat easy […]
2011 Topps Precision Football is another high-end product promising one autograph or autographed relic card per pack. While there’s a big focus on rookies, there’s also a good number of veteran and retired legends on the autograph list.
2011 Topps Prime Football details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Rookie cards, autographs and multi-swatch memorabilia cards get most of the attention. Each ten-pack box promises four numbered autographed and memorabilia cards.
2011 Topps Rising Rookies Football is an all-new early summer football card released geared towards rookie card collectors. Each 24-pack hobby box delivers 4 hits, including at least 2 autographs. Browse the full checklist, as well as product details and price comparisons in our comprehensive Rising Rookies product profile.
TriStar Signa-Cuts Football offers football fans a chance to collect rare cut signatures from past and present legends of the gridiron. Each box delivers one encased cut signature numbered to 25 or less. Highlights of the checklist include Jerry Rice, Jim Thorpe and Bart Starr. 2011 TriStar Signa-Cuts is scheduled to hit hobby shop shelves on May 18th, 2011.
2012 Upper Deck USA Football takes pigskin prospecting to a new level. The box set honors the national squad that competes in the IFAF. Every set comes with an autograph and two game-used memorabilia cards.