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The Panini America Drool Gallery: Sneaking a Peek Inside 2012 Playbook Football

February 22, 2013

Panini America 2012 Playbook Football Pre-Ink (117)

In order to remain successful on the field, any good football team knows it’s imperative to continue refining, improving and expanding its playbook — and that’s precisely why Panini America officials have raised the bar considerably on 2012 Playbook Football, the highly anticipated sequel to last season’s debut product that seeks to redefine the NFL booklet card genre.

To that end, the company has redesigned the base Rookie Booklet RCs for 2012, incorporating intricate acetate die-cutting, player-worn memorabilia on both sides of the booklet and a shadow-box effect for the on-acetate autograph window, signaling an exciting new chapter for the category and pushing the creative limits on booklet-card possibilities. The results, as you’ll see in the preview gallery below, are quite spectacular.

In addition to those design enhancements, company officials also have added several unique phrase, nickname and characteristic die-cut versions (including some featuring eight pieces of memorabilia) for each of the 35 players who appear in the Playbook Materials rookie subset, and we offer a telling tease of those below, too.

The following cards are fresh from the Panini America production facility and have already been counted, cataloged and expedited to the respective players on them for signing. The next time you see these beauties, they’ll be autographed. But this early pre-ink peek should whet your appetite until then.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. Kollectornet permalink
    February 22, 2013 12:30 pm

    A combo of playbook and silouette, is like peanut butter and jelly.

  2. February 22, 2013 12:36 pm

    Those are some Real Nice Looking Booklets, i Espec ially Like the RG3 SWAGGER Booklet. Is that from a Pair of his infamous Socks.

  3. Matt permalink
    February 22, 2013 12:43 pm

    You all have the coolest products. Just picked up 5/7 rookie of the week cards of RGIII. Just awesome.

  4. Helmutt permalink
    February 22, 2013 12:51 pm

    Are those white ones with the faded shield only 1/1s or are the base RCs like those too? Because those look AWESOME!!!

  5. February 22, 2013 12:57 pm

    I really hate the spelled-out word patches, but everything else is great about these.

  6. ekalb permalink
    February 22, 2013 2:00 pm

    Wow, these look awesome! Especially love the patches in the Tannehill ‘1STROUND’. But must say the Osweiler 1/1 patches a little dissapointing. Too much white!

    Keep up the good work regardless guys!

  7. February 22, 2013 2:57 pm

    NICE!

  8. February 22, 2013 3:31 pm

    The shadow box silhouette books are an elevated level of Sick. These Books are looking AMAZING. I am truly wowed. Tracy is there any truth to there being multiple books in this years product?

  9. Greg p permalink
    February 22, 2013 3:40 pm

    These books are sweet. I cant wait to bust some of these open.

  10. Lucky Jim permalink
    February 22, 2013 4:01 pm

    Tracy what’s the mrsp per box on this? Cards look fantastic as always-

  11. February 22, 2013 4:43 pm

    I fully expect to get Egnewed on my boxes

  12. February 22, 2013 10:22 pm

    Mind blown. These are amazing. The dueling patches + that shadow box effect looks beautiful.

  13. hudsonfan15 permalink
    February 23, 2013 9:38 am

    Pretty fantastic looking gallery, it’s bittersweet to see multiple Colts booklets as I know I will have to spend the funds to chase them. Last year’s (De)lone inclusion made it a pretty simple endeavor. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  14. February 23, 2013 11:35 am

    Tracy,
    You know this is what I have been waiting for all season, and those Tannehills are the best.
    This is a great job Panini and I am glad that this product was brought back again by Panini. Can’t wait for the Tannehill.
    Thanks,
    T

  15. Michael Oddo permalink
    February 23, 2013 1:53 pm

    wow, i dont like booklets but these are REAL nice Tracy! Tracy, I opened box of crown from chris at thehobbybox on youtube and pulled a sweet 3-color RGIII silloutte auto patch!

  16. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 23, 2013 4:53 pm

    that tannihill is awesome…thanks for the preview..btw are there any 1/1 logo shield booklets?

  17. jumper48 permalink
    February 24, 2013 4:34 am

    I really like the Rookie Booklet RC cards, they have a nice appeal to them and with the signatures they are going to just be amazing.

  18. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    February 25, 2013 5:08 am

    Booooookkllllleeettsss!! Gotta love em. Just got my first the other day of J. Jernigan from Playbook ’11

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