Panini Peek: 2012 Playbook Football
By most accounts, last year’s premiere edition of Playbook Football ranked as one of the most successful debut products of 2011; certainly it kept popping up on best-seller lists in hobby shops across the country. But for the highly anticipated follow-up, Panini America is planning to pen an entirely new, completely engrossing chapter.
2012 Playbook Football releases in March and will be headlined by the fascinatingly re-engineered Rookie Booklet RCs, a shadow-box-type design featuring one jumbo prime-jersey piece, one jumbo jersey piece and an on-card autograph numbered to 149 or less (check out the preview below).
Every four-card box of 2012 Playbook Football will deliver one on-card-signed Rookie Booklet, one additional autograph and two additional memorabilia booklets; on average, three boxes in each 10-box case should yield three autographs (including one Rookie Booklet) and one memorabilia card.
Playbook’s base-set configuration includes 75 base cards, 100 Rookie Signatures and 35 Rookie Booklets, each with Gold, Platinum, Green and Black parallel versions.
Other 2012 Playbook Football highlights include . . .
- Playbook Materials: Booklets featuring from four to eight swatches of game-worn material spelling out unique words, numbered to 99 or less; look for Prime jersey versions numbered to 49 or less.
- Rookie Playbook Materials: Booklets featuring from four to eight swatches of event-worn material spelling out unique words for each rookie, numbered to 199 or less. Look for on-card autograph versions with two different die-cut phrases.
- Look for 1/1 Rookie Booklet RC versions featuring printing plates.
- Rookie Signatures: Autographs from the top rookies of the 2012 season, numbered to 149 or less. Look for Rookie Signature Black 1/1 versions.
- Accolades Signatures: Autographs from some of the best players the NFL has ever produced, numbered to 49 or less.
- Fabled Fabrics: Own a piece of NFL history with these a game-worn jersey cards from some of the NFL’s greatest legends, numbered to 99 or less; look for prime versions numbered to 49 or less.
We’ll have more on the exciting second installment of Playbook Football right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. But for now, enjoy this extended first look at the product.