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Panini America Presents: A Complete Visual Guide to the 2012 Black Friday Base Set

November 17, 2012

Day by day and preview by preview, collectors from coast to coast seem to be growing noticeably more excited for Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion. Hopefully, The Knight’s Lance has helped fan the flames of anticipation this week with a plethora of previews intent on showing you everything this special initiative has to offer.

To date, we’ve teased the game-used Super Bowl XLVI memorabilia insert and the unique player-worn hat cards produced specifically and exclusively for Black Friday. We’ve shared with you some of the Cracked Ice autograph parallels and the always-popular Tools of the Trade memorabilia insert. What we haven’t shown you up to now is any of the 50-card base set.

And we’re not going to show you any part of it today, either. Instead, we’re going to show you all of it. Each and every fantastically designed base card in the set, one by one, in the following gallery. For those counting at home (and we know you are), that’s 23 veteran stars spanning all four major sports and 27 Rookie Cards, each numbered to 599 on the back.

Gifted with arresting aesthetics, the striking base set features bold team colors and vertical orientation on the first 23 cards, then flips into horizontal mode for the distinctly ornamented RCs that stay true to the Black Friday theme.

Truth is, we could go on and on about the way this set looks. But you take a look and let us know what you think. Without further ado, we present, in order, the 50-card 2012 Panini America Black Friday base set:

23 Comments leave one →
  1. David Brown permalink
    November 17, 2012 10:07 am

    Gimme Gimme Fimme, I don’t know my manners yet.

  2. peter souza permalink
    November 17, 2012 10:18 am

    hey tracy, what is the real deal with the cracked ice parallel’s. are there really only 25 copies or less of these great parallel’s? and the cracked ice auto’s also 25 copies or less?

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 17, 2012 10:32 am

    Looks like an inserts than base.
    Would love to have our first black Friday packs!!!
    Thanks Tracy for the preview.
    How many cards per pack?
    And if we order in
    How many packs per box?
    Thanks for the info..

  4. fatcatt permalink
    November 17, 2012 10:33 am

    Something I’m sure you thought of before, and not necessarily for Black Friday, though I think that’s where it would be cool, is that is there any way you could get players to don the uniform of another sport. Like Blake Griffin in a Dogers or LA Kings uniform, Miguel Cabrera on skates in a Red Wings uniform or Pistons Jersey. Jeter in a Knicks Jersey. I think that would be pretty awesome. Not sure if there are rules against cross

  5. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 17, 2012 10:37 am

    Base cards look great.. and every preview has been stunning. I am still falling for the Super Bowl Memorabilia..

  6. Andrew McKay permalink
    November 17, 2012 10:56 am

    Love the design of these cards, very sharp looking.

  7. Chris Frantum permalink
    November 17, 2012 1:53 pm

    Love this set would love to get. Please please give it to me. I’ve been a good boy all year..

  8. November 17, 2012 2:20 pm

    Quite frankly, this is one of the best promo set card designs I have ever seen.

  9. November 17, 2012 3:10 pm

    Anyway you can release how we get these yet off online or at least what the packs will cost? Gotta plan for these things.But such a beautiful set I really gotta try and get some..

    • November 17, 2012 3:41 pm

      We’ll have more details regarding the online portion of the promotion on Tuesday.

  10. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 17, 2012 3:45 pm

    Love the horiizontal rookies, especially that Luck. Thanks Tracy!

  11. Joh permalink
    November 17, 2012 4:04 pm

    When is Totally certified basketball coming out? Is it getting delayed? You guys seem so busy with the black friday stuff but how about next wednesday’s release.

    • November 17, 2012 4:06 pm

      Totally Certified is indeed coming out next week. We hope to have a massive QC gallery posted on Monday.

  12. November 17, 2012 4:37 pm

    I also like the horizontal cards.

  13. bobwick30 permalink
    November 17, 2012 7:44 pm

    I’m looking at the Andrew Luck & if I’m lucky enough for a few packs, hope to hit his card! Great looking product!!

  14. November 18, 2012 2:59 am

    Those cards are looking pretty sweet! Hope to see some Black Friday packs head to Canada!

  15. Steve permalink
    November 20, 2012 2:26 pm

    How do I purchase these that day?

  16. Greg permalink
    December 16, 2012 5:34 pm

    Tracy — did you guys ever release a print run this year on the super bowl items like last year or on the pink — Breast Cancer autos of this year…I have 3 of the Luck’s and was wondering how many of them were made.

    • December 16, 2012 5:37 pm

      We haven’t released those yet. Trying to see if Scott Prusha will take those public.


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