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Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Peek at 2012 Prime Signatures Football RCs

August 29, 2012

So I’m back in the Autograph Acquisitions area of Panini America HQ earlier today and I can’t help but notice the flurry of activity surrounding a slew of white boxes stacked neatly across two eight-foot white tables. Clearly, the team back there was carefully, strategically preparing to send out a new program for on-card autographs.

Turns out it was the hot-off-the-presses Rookie Cards, Memorabilia Rookie Cards, parallels and Printing Plates that will drive 2012 Prime Signatures Football when it releases later this year. It was the first time I’d seen live cards from the redesigned Prime Signatures release. Even without the autographs, the cards blew me away.

So I grabbed my trusty iPhone camera and began snapping pics, intent on sharing them with you to see if you might be blown away, too. So take a look at the gallery below and let us know your thoughts. (By the way, the team was also prepping hard-auto shipments for 2012 Signature Series Baseball, too. We’ll have that gallery later this week).

The next time you see these beauties, they’ll be graced with indelible penmanship from the likes of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden and the rest of the 35 young NFL superstars who attended the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Kyle Walden permalink
    August 29, 2012 3:53 pm

    Are those NFL plates off helmets?

    • August 29, 2012 3:57 pm

      No, from jerseys. It’s the new style of “patch” off the neck.

      • Kyle Walden permalink
        August 29, 2012 3:59 pm

        Oh, I see well they look sweet!

  2. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 29, 2012 3:53 pm

    Wow…sick sick stuff my brosif Tracy. The NFL shields rock, that David Wilson I would kill for (figuratively speaking or am I?? Just kidding), the design team and Panini gave a great looking product a huge huge upgrade by adding patches to it. The base cards and autos were nice last year..but this year they are sick!

  3. August 29, 2012 3:54 pm

    Outstanding job once again Panini!!! Another top of the line product for us collectors. Thanks for the preview, Im sure it will be a topic of conversation at the local card shop.

  4. daveylangs permalink
    August 29, 2012 4:13 pm

    Nice patches and the Shields look sick also!!!!

  5. gregmalloy permalink
    August 29, 2012 4:24 pm

    •!!WØW!!•
    —————

  6. August 29, 2012 5:12 pm

    Looks like another fantastic product to come, some of those don’t even need autographs to be awesome! Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  7. Sean C permalink
    August 29, 2012 5:23 pm

    Will there be player specific game used memorabilia in this product or will it just be event used rookie stuff?

    • August 29, 2012 7:05 pm

      I think the only memorabilia in this release is event-worn from the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. But our veteran memorabilia is game-worn.

  8. August 29, 2012 6:30 pm

    Wow! The Panini Design Team is doing a great job! This is going to be a great year for football collectors.

    • August 29, 2012 7:02 pm

      Much appreciated, Charlie. Hope your customers enjoy great success with all of our football sets this season.

  9. Nick Gauder permalink
    August 29, 2012 7:27 pm

    I loved Prime Sigs last year but I this years looks AMAZING!!!!!!! How many autos/hits per box this year Tracy.

  10. August 29, 2012 9:26 pm

    Tracy,
    Those Tannehill cards are awesome. Thank you so much for the previews.
    I know off topic, but do you know if you will do Playbook later this season? Very cool product too.
    Thanks,
    T

  11. Student of the Game permalink
    August 30, 2012 10:28 am

    Now that is what I call “eye candy!” Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

  12. August 30, 2012 11:11 am

    out of this world,,i love wat is comin.thanks for the preview tracy…just awesome..

  13. August 30, 2012 11:45 am

    Looks like a HUGE improvement over last year’s product, so far so good…

  14. Panini Collector 4 Life!!! permalink
    August 30, 2012 4:44 pm

    Will any of these cards be given away?

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