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Panini America Delivers a Two-Box Tease of 2012 Crown Royale Football (Hits Gallery)

January 2, 2013

Panini America 2012 Crown Royale Two-Pack (1)

Now this is what I call a happy new year: I arrived at Panini America HQ this morning following a few days off to a heaping helping of hobby bliss that included several new releases, Quality Control results and general new-product nirvana that I can’t wait to share.

To kick start 2013 on the right foot, I grabbed two random boxes of the finally-out-today 2012 Crown Royale Football for the following preview break in an effort to give you an idea of what to expect from the colorful and improved, hit-filled juggernaut.

I’m not going to lie: I was blown away by what I discovered in these particular boxes. Here’s hoping you have the same sensation when you open yours. We’ll have plenty more to preview in the coming days, including QC galleries for 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball and 2012 Limited Football. But for now,┬áhere’s the pack-by-pack breakdown of our two 2012 Crown Royale Football boxes . . .

44 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2013 10:41 am

    Those silhouettes are money, can’t wait to see them in Preferred too!

  2. Mitchell permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:44 am

    Wow! This stuff is absolutely stunning. I mean, I even love the box. My favorite card in this 2 box break has to be that Larry Fitzgerald relic. Incredible card with a sick patch. It’s evident that a lot of hard work has gone into this set. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a set where I’ve fallen in love with every card design but I think this product will change that. Keep up the amazing work!

  3. Jeff James permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:44 am

    Weird, I’ve already bought two packs (and pulled two swatches!). I must say, you won’t be stuck with only base cards. Highest percent of inserts of any packs I can remember :-)

  4. January 2, 2013 10:45 am

    Reblogged this on Sports Card Magazine and commented:
    Amazing new product!

  5. January 2, 2013 10:46 am

    Those are GREAT looking cards! Can’t wait to open some boxes!!! Way to go Panini!

  6. Marcus S. permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:46 am

    Great looking design this year. I really like the Woodson!

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:55 am

    Rookie Silhouettes just make me drool. And I am sure you were stoked to have found Mr.Osweiler in your box :) He does have a pretty unique auto.

  8. January 2, 2013 10:56 am

    that Woodson is beautiful . Thats the main player I collect . Cant wait till the release .

  9. Dan Delong permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:58 am

    Eveey time I think the bar has been set and will never be topped the very next product tops & raises the bar!!!! Well done! I can’t wait to get my hands on a box of these!

  10. rninete permalink
    January 2, 2013 11:04 am

    All kinds of goodness right there. I always look forward to Crown Royale football. The diecuts are the best and true to the original look and feel of this product. Always a consistent product. Nice work… again!

  11. David Johnson permalink
    January 2, 2013 11:05 am

    Very nice, too bad the retail version isn’t die-cut. That was a big disappointment when I bought a blaster last week.

  12. January 2, 2013 11:05 am

    Love the Lee Roy Selmon patch auto. Had some of the best ribs of my life supplied by his restaurant a few years back!!

    That Green Nick Foles looks great too.

    Can’t wait to get a box!

  13. January 2, 2013 11:06 am

    By the way, when do 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball and 2012 Limited Football come out?

    • January 2, 2013 11:07 am

      Timeless Treasures is due out Friday. Expect a QC gallery for that coming later today. Limited Football is next week but will confirm the day.

  14. January 2, 2013 11:07 am

    Looks Great, The Woodson is a must have!

  15. K Chan permalink
    January 2, 2013 11:31 am

    That Brock is sweet, shame he’s stuck behind Peyton for the rest of his rookie contract, but a nice luxury for the Broncos.

  16. Chris permalink
    January 2, 2013 11:48 am

    In both Hockey and Football I think Crown Royale is my favorite. Great looking cards with lots of bang for your buck. Good work Panini, as always.

  17. January 2, 2013 11:50 am

    can’t decide in which order, but I really like:

    the color variations on this year’s base cards
    the rookie autos, but not as much as last yr’s
    that kirk cousins auto

    • January 2, 2013 11:51 am

      the middle of the 3 should be the rookie PATCH autos.

  18. Ed Favorite permalink
    January 2, 2013 12:18 pm

    The Larry Fitzgerald card looks incredible! Nice looking cards for sure. Look forward to seeing the QC pictures!

  19. hudsonfan15 permalink
    January 2, 2013 12:27 pm

    Very strong return for CR, looks like some stellar hits in these boxes. Any word on the numbering of the base parallels? Thanks as always Tracy!

  20. brandon permalink
    January 2, 2013 12:50 pm

    Love it. Crown is my fav product. Glad to see it still here after rumors it being discontinued.

  21. January 2, 2013 1:00 pm

    I always love crown royale & this year looks even better. Only problem is now I can’t afford to buy even1 box little alone 2 or more.

  22. Lucky Jim permalink
    January 2, 2013 2:02 pm

    That Larry Fiztgerald patch is a must-have:) Great work Panini for creating an oustanding product. No crown royale unwrapped?

  23. Bryan permalink
    January 2, 2013 2:19 pm

    I think the silhouettes were better the last couple years. The players weren’t cut off, and the patches were essentially tamper proof, not so much this year. Also, I think it’s a little too late to still have Terrance Ganaway in a Jets uniform on cards. It’s been four months since he was with them, and I would think new pictures were available at the time of printing.

  24. Lindas1st permalink
    January 2, 2013 2:24 pm

    Big ups on the Legendary Silouettes.

  25. John Kenney permalink
    January 2, 2013 4:57 pm

    simply put ….. Crown continues to amaze us, still our favorite Panini product and we can’t wait to see them up here in the “Great White North” :) absolutely love the Selmon !!! :)

  26. Jeffrey D permalink
    January 2, 2013 6:44 pm

    One of my favorite products. The silhouettes are the best looking RPA’s !

  27. panthersfan89 permalink
    January 2, 2013 7:02 pm

    Must…get…a…box!

  28. Brady permalink
    January 2, 2013 7:42 pm

    my fave product of the year. can’t wait!

  29. kollectornet permalink
    January 3, 2013 7:05 am

    Crown have to win POY at some point in time.

  30. January 3, 2013 9:26 am

    Love the die-cut design with the embedded patch/jersey. I’ll have to check the checklist to see which of my Panthers are in the set to chase now!

  31. Jonathan permalink
    January 3, 2013 8:03 pm

    Tracy is there a checklist to the Crown Royale Triangle cards? I want to start the chase, but didnt see it in the checklist pull down?

  32. January 4, 2013 5:58 pm

    I got this card and it looks like they forgot to cut out around the crown on top, is this an error card, tracy could you advise me on this

  33. January 7, 2013 5:26 pm

    Is there an uncut emerald version? Got a box today and got a Harrison Smith RC-emerald. Non-die cut, and no numbering on the back, which was weird.

    • January 7, 2013 5:32 pm

      Those are tough!

      • January 7, 2013 5:49 pm

        Thanks. The reason I noticed it at first was that it was a bit dinged, and I thought-great (sarcastically) that they couldn’t even get the die cutting right. Turned out OK since it is scarce. /3 as some people are claiming?

  34. Paul N permalink
    January 11, 2013 6:44 pm

    Tracy. I pulled a Wes Welker Purple Die-Cut that wasn’t cut and not numbered! Is there info regarding this card or is this an error card?

    • January 12, 2013 6:49 am

      It is an unnannounced uncut card with a print run of /2 (but is not individually numbered). CONGRATS!! Silver /5, Gold /4, Green /3, Purple /2, Blue /1!!

  35. deloreanfan81 permalink
    January 16, 2013 6:21 am

    love the amount of inserts and I love the diecut jersey/patch cards in CR..loved it since it was brough back…

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