The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prestige Football (68 Must-See Pics)
Maybe it’s because 2012 Prestige Football is releasing about a month later than usual. Maybe it’s because 2012 Prestige Football will include the industry’s first licensed 2012 Rookie Cards of players in their NFL uniforms. And just maybe, it’s because the young stars on those RCs constitute one of the most exciting, potential-packed football rookie crops in quite some time.
Whatever the reason, this much is certain: 2012 Prestige Football, live everywhere next Wednesday, is easily one of the most anticipated editions in the venerable brand’s 15-year existence.
Truth be told, there actually are seemingly countless reasons for all of the excitement — and we’re about to show you 68 more in the massive gallery that follows. The Panini America NFL Product Development spent much of the last few days at the company’s printing facility packing out and quality controlling the product, which includes, among other niceties . . .
- An overall design face lift
- Rookie Card variations
- Popular inserts and parallels that have become Prestige staples
- Mesmerizing Holokote insert variations
- A healthy dose of rookie autographs (including many of the latter on-card) and the industry’s first usage of player-worn memorabilia used during the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
You can get your first look at these and many of Prestige’s other arresting developments in the gallery that follows. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for additional details on what just might be the greatest Prestige ever built.