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Panini America Recaps a Busy First Day at the 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere

May 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES — The 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere kicked off in earnest Wednesday afternoon as the brightest young stars in the NFL began descending upon Los Angeles for one of the most important days on the trading card calendar.

The Panini America studio was buzzing well into Wednesday night as one superstar after another — including Robert Griffin III, Trent RichardsonRyan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden, Ryan Broyles and Brock Osweiler — made their way through the room to begin signing what promise to be the most coveted autographs of the season.

A highlight-filled first day included Panini America unveiling the welcome return of acetate Rookie Inscriptions cards (a development met by rave reviews from both the players who signed them and the football-loving  Twitterverse) and a special Rated Rookie T-shirt that seemed to generate just as much buzz.

What follows is a comprehensive gallery of Panini America’s fun-filled first day at the 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere. Enjoy. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America Twitter feed all week long for additional updates and for details on how to win some sweet autographed cards from the top rookies of 2012.

120 Comments leave one →
  1. eightiessweater permalink
    May 18, 2012 10:56 am

    Need me a TJ Graham auto! Hope he finds a role this season in Buffalo!

  2. Brandon permalink
    May 18, 2012 10:58 am

    @Redskins RG3 you can do it!!!

  3. Tom L permalink
    May 18, 2012 11:20 am

    LOVE that the clear inscriptions were brought back!!! Makes for a very versatile card and looks beautiful! Thanks for the contests, too!

  4. Eric permalink
    May 18, 2012 12:29 pm

    Sweet RG3 auto, im sure it will find a god home with someone here. thanks for the giveaway

  5. May 18, 2012 12:38 pm

    Hey Tracy,

    One thing i didnt see this year was the Auto RC Helmet Cards for Prestige. Are they going to be a part of this years release? I love thoses cards , I am for those every year.

  6. May 18, 2012 12:49 pm

    the inscriptions for elite are awesome. LOVE the acetate cards cant wait to get the dolphins ones this year.

  7. May 19, 2012 10:55 pm

    Wow, those look great! I’ll take some inscriptions! My hands are tired looking at all those cards stacked up for auto’s. But good to know they are hand signed!! Thanks for the pictures and the great work again!

  8. Tim permalink
    May 20, 2012 11:43 am

    Another great rookies crop

  9. Dan permalink
    May 21, 2012 9:11 pm

    I have been critical at times of some of the products but I have to say the inscription cards are really sharp looking. Those are nice!!!!

  10. permalink
    June 10, 2012 12:33 pm

    bet they went though tons of sharpies.


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