2013 National Treasures – Some of the Best Patches Ever Made?

I am a firm believer in the fact that jersey cards as a whole are completely dead. Not only are they now practically worthless, but even multicolored patches rarely sell for any type of money. With 2013 National Treasures, Panini set out to revive the patch card, and included some of the most ridiculous logo patch cards I have seen in a long time. Many of you are probably thinking that logos are now commonplace, and they are – FOR ROOKIES. Its becoming more and more infrequent that we get them for vets and HOF in game used fashion.

Game Used Logo Patch Cards – Veteran and HOF

These cards are all logos from the upper chest, which mostly use anniversary designs and special commemorative patches. Because these patches are usually the most intricately designed logos in the league, it should be pretty clear why these cards are as ridiculous as they are.

2013 National Treasures Joe Montana KC Chiefs Anniversary Logo Patch /6

2013 National Treasures Chris Johnson Titans Anniversary Logo Patch

2013 National Treasures Adrian Peterson Vikings Anniversary Logo /6

Game Used Logo Patch Cards – HOF 50th Anniversary Patches

These cards are from jerseys that were used during the couple of weeks where the NFL celebrated the anniversary of the HOF’s opening. The insignias were all incredibly nice, and Panini did a really nice job including them in these cards. We get full player pics on these, which I like a lot more than the ones mentioned above.

2013 National Treasures Robert Griffin III HOF Anniversary Logo Patch /6

2013 National Treasures Darren McFadden HOF Anniversary Logo Patch /6

2013 National Treasures Alfred Morris HOF Anniversary Logo Patch /6

Game Used Logo Patch Cards – Captain’s Patches

This set is reserved specifically for the captain’s patches that players wear on their jerseys. I actually asked Scott Prusha at Panini back in 2011 why these were never used in cards, and he said he would make it a point to use them in a set in the future. Not saying this was my idea, but Im glad they did this. They turned out awesome.

2013 National Treasures Peyton Manning Captain's Patch /4

2013 National Treasures Drew Brees Captain's Patch /4

2013 National Treasures Jay Cutler Captain's Patch /4

These cards are selling for an absolute ton of money and I could not be happier that they are. Its about time we got some action on jersey cards.

3 thoughts on “2013 National Treasures – Some of the Best Patches Ever Made?

  1. Are these aptches for the vets game used?

    There are very few scans of the backs of the cards mentioned but on the ones that do show the back it states “The material is guaranteed by Panini America”

    Guaranteed as what? I guarantee its a patch… but from where, when and what type of jersey. Game used, pre season game used, Pro bowl, especially those HOF logo patches…

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