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Ink Colors Inject Chase to Panini America’s 2012 Elite Football Inscriptions Insert

July 3, 2012

Outside of Panini America’s ballyhooed Rated Rookie T-shirts that debuted during the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in late May, the biggest revelation from that weekend likely was the bombshell announcement that beloved acetate card stock would be making a triumphant return in the 2012 Elite Football Inscriptions insert.

The sports collecting Twitterverse seemed to erupt with approval following each Inscriptions sneak peek in the days following the Premiere. And in the weeks since, that anticipation has continued to build. Now comes this little nugget to fan the flames even more: There are ink-color variations within Inscriptions that will add multiple levels of scarcity and chase to 2012 Elite Football when it arrives on July 25.

It’s worth noting that not all of the 34 players on the Inscriptions checklist signed using all four possible ink-color variations (red, blue, green and black), but most used at least three different colors. Variations range in quantity from two copies of a particular color to as many as 196.

We’ll have the complete checklist and quantity breakdown in the coming weeks as the release date draws closer. But the following gallery should provide a substantial appetite-whetting tease of what’s to come.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2012 9:53 am

    Acetate to that we say YES YES YES!

  2. July 3, 2012 9:54 am

    This is why I walk around the show, my local card shop and create videos recommending to everyone to subscribe to this blog. HUGE news on this highlight insert set, I’m sure there will be some better-educated collectors that benefit from this revelation. Thanks for the story Tracy!

  3. July 3, 2012 9:54 am

    Tracy, let the team know, great job on these ELITES. New life into ELITE, and I’ve always liked the old elite…, plus, plus…..a company that knows how to spell INSCRIPTIONS on a card!!!! keep up the good work!!!

  4. Jets Freak! permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:32 am

    Love this set!! Any shot that Stephen Hill (Jets) is included in this set?!? Please!!

  5. daveylangs permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:50 am

    I gotta say 5 months ago i found out about this blog while watching a box break on utub! Since then i come to the blog a few times a day! checking on whats the next big product to be released,watching Tracy tear into boxes wit superstars and hearing about whats going on in the card world! See about a year and a half i got into a bad car accident where i broke both of my feet and arm ive got so much metal in my feet that my friends call me as a joke the bionic man! So now i have alot of time on my hands, not being able to work due to my injuries, so having The Knights Lance to go to gives me something to do at times!! I gotta say if it wasnt for cards and this blog id probably be bored outta my mind!!! Thanks to collecting and Tracy keeping us informed on things i have something to keep me busy besides my son! I just wanna say thanks Panini and Tracy for keeping me humble and putting a smile on my face!!!

    • July 3, 2012 11:53 am

      Wow! Thanks so much for the kind words. Although we’re sorry to hear about your accident and hope that you’re recovery is going well, we can’t thank you enough for dropping by to spend a little time with us. Good luck with everything and stay tuned.

      Best regards,

  6. Matt Gilman permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:56 am

    love the gallery!! Glad you guys brought acetate back!! That’s just plain awesome. loving the ink variations as well! Like a rainbow of sickness!

  7. July 3, 2012 10:21 pm

    Awesome. I’m an acetate nerd and the ink colors are sweet. Nice Job.

  8. July 5, 2012 1:47 pm

    Acetate cards makes me a happy collector. I know I’ve been pushing it for a couple years and feature acetate cards on my blog, so this is just awesome stuff. Plus I love the different color sharpies…you guys took some good notes at the Summit it seems!

  9. Matt Almond permalink
    July 5, 2012 7:18 pm

    I got to ask, behind Texans young wide out Posey ( In his Texans double zero uni) is that a Penn State defender chasing him from behind 🙂

  10. Scott permalink
    July 28, 2012 8:04 pm

    Print run of these colors?


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