Panini America Leaks Tantalizing First Look at 2012 National Treasures Football
National. Treasures. Two words. One product. Unlimited potential — and absolutely no introduction needed. Indeed, the crown jewel of the football collecting season every season is preparing for a record-breaking return when the 2012 edition arrives in late March.
Wielding a list of improvements and additions seemingly as sizable as the world’s longest trading card that appeared in last year’s release, Panini America officials will play on the strength of a spectacular rookie class in hopes of making 2012 National Treasures Football the most powerful edition in the brand’s proud seven-year history.
Perhaps even more newsworthy than the addition of Rookie Jumbo Prime Booklet Signatures and a fresh design for the set’s calling-card Rookie Signature Materials RCs is the addition of more on-card autographs than ever before, including several from veteran and retired superstars.
Both the NFL Greatest Signatures (retired legends) and Virtuoso Signatures (current veteran superstars) inserts feature on-card autographs numbered to 50 or less; in addition, the Rookie Signature Materials and Rookie Jumbo Prime Booklet Signatures also feature on-card autographs. 2012 National Treasures Football also provides a clever new twist on the Pro Football Hall of Fame-inspired “gold-blazer” patch autographs in updating the Enshrinement Signatures insert.
Each eight-card wooden box of 2012 National Treasures Football will deliver three autographs, three memorabilia cards and two additional base cards or parallels per box. The base set includes 100 current stars numbered to 99, 100 Legends numbered to 99, 100 Rookie Signatures numbered to 99 or less and 35 Rookie Signature Materials numbered to 99.
Other highlights include . . .
- Rookie Colossal Jersey Number Signatures
- Four new Printing Plate 1/1s for each Rookie Signature Materials card
- Letterman Signatures numbered to 10 less
We’ll have plenty more on 2012 National Treasures Football right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming months. Today, though, simply take a second to bask in the glory of this extended first look: