Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Preview of 2012 National Treasures Football
Panini America’s National Treasures Football is a product that needs no introduction. Year in and year out, it’s the football category’s most anticipated, most coveted and most valuable super-premium release. In fact, perhaps the only thing that could make the National Treasures Football franchise even stronger is the one thing collectors have been asking for: More on-card autographs of the NFL’s current superstars and retired legends.
When the 2012 edition releases in a few months, that’s exactly what collectors are going to get. We first teased this dramatic development in the Panini Peek preview post right here on The Knight’s Lance in early December. Today, we offer just a bit more detail.
Yesterday afternoon, a hot-off-the-presses shipment of those cards — the crisp, clean and elegant NFL Greatest Signatures and Virtuoso Signatures — arrived at Panini America HQ to be counted, QC’d and prepared for shipment to the respective superstars and legends on them for signing. Most are numbered to just 25, although some are even shorter (#’d to 10); a select few cards will be limited to 50 copies each.
Below you’ll find just some of the gems that will soon enough help make 2012 National Treasures Football one of the strongest renditions in the brand’s proud seven-year history. The next time you see these, they’ll be hard-signed. Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on 2012 National Treasures Football.