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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Early Boxes of 2012 Limited Football

January 12, 2013

Panini America 2012 Limited Football Teaser (1)

When we posted the Quality Control Gallery for 2012 Limited Football earlier this week on The Knight’s Lance, I said at the time that this year’s version was one of the most spectacular editions of the venerable brand ever. And after busting three random boxes of the product yesterday for the express purpose of the following teaser gallery, I feel even better about it.

But again, don’t simply take my word for it. You can take a look for yourself below as we take you through each of the 21 splendid cards that surfaced in our three boxes.

2012 Limited Football releases in hobby shops everywhere on Wednesday, so do yourself a favor before the NFL’s Divisional Playoffs begin later today and soak in these last few pre-releases images of one of football’s favorite products.

38 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2013 10:27 am

    I really like the Jumbo patches and the autos look great!

  2. January 12, 2013 10:28 am

    Amazing job on the jumbo patches and the base cards actually seem to “pop” a lot more than the previous years. Can’t wait to see the product live!

  3. Blake Burch permalink
    January 12, 2013 10:29 am

    What happens to these cards? Especially someone looking for that 1/1 🙂

  4. Ryan W permalink
    January 12, 2013 10:37 am

    You guys should give that Rainey base card to me 😉

  5. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 12, 2013 10:39 am

    Love the base card shine! My favorite in the previews and here are the rookie phenoms and jumbo jerseys. well designed.

    Who is the redemption of? Cant read it on my phone lol

    • January 12, 2013 12:42 pm

      Alfred Morris.

      • Sport Card Collectors permalink
        January 13, 2013 4:24 am

        Wow…thats a nice hit then! Forgot to also say the Blue Chip design is very well done. I like the blue faded player in the background.

        On another note, sorry about the Bronco loss yesterday man. That was shocking and I would put the blame on two things. One not letting Peyton work with 30 secs left in the game and the defense did not show up.

  6. Stephen Economakos permalink
    January 12, 2013 10:42 am

    I REALLY want that Chandler Jones 1/1…selling it?!?!

    • January 12, 2013 12:42 pm

      Not selling it, but we will award some of these hits via a contest coming up.

  7. Tim Y permalink
    January 12, 2013 10:44 am

    I thought pack 2 was pretty good, but then a 1/1 Chandler Jones out of Pack 3. You ran pretty good there Tracy

  8. January 12, 2013 10:44 am

    Shocker!!! Panini opens three boxes and hits a 1/1 auto, Russell Wilson jumbo patch and an Alfred Morris auto….

  9. January 12, 2013 10:44 am


  10. Bryan permalink
    January 12, 2013 11:12 am

    The cards look great. Those patches are awesome. Too bad the Alfred Morris isn’t live, that would be a sweet card to see. The RPA’s are stunning, but I preferred the team name instead of “phenom.” Great to see that Willie Brown, and I’m eager to see the checklist for retired player autos. Excellent work on this product.

  11. chris goad permalink
    January 12, 2013 11:19 am

    i love the phenom patch auto’s! the jumbo rookie patches look sweet too! cant wait to bust a box of limited! this has always been my favorite box from panini!

  12. Brett permalink
    January 12, 2013 11:40 am

    This product is going to be a homerun!!!!

  13. fatcatt permalink
    January 12, 2013 12:06 pm

    I’m not sure what the alternative is and I do appreciate being able to see these but wouldn’t that Ray Lewis 9/10 be better served in a customers hand? The Russell Wilson patch? You get my point. Like I said I’m glad we get to preview these and other sets as it helps as to whether or not you want to buy them. Big help for box breaks to. But jeez those are to nice not to be in someone else’s hands. That being said, great job on these! Sharp, Simple!

    • January 12, 2013 12:41 pm

      Like most of the cards we pull in previews and Panini Unwrapped episodes, these will most likely be awarded as contest prizes in the near future. Stay tuned.

      • K Chan permalink
        January 14, 2013 9:36 am

        Sweet, always so giving 🙂

  14. Robert permalink
    January 12, 2013 12:35 pm

    Awesome cards and really looking forwards to buying some as they are available…please, please lmk if there is anyway to purchase or get ahold of the Ray Lewis and Russell Wilson cards in this lot. I am working on a great collection of Lewis Autos/GU. Wilson, I just think he is the next great and looking even better than Luck and RGIII!!

  15. Lucky Jim permalink
    January 12, 2013 1:09 pm

    Great work Panini! I REALLY Love those jumbo patces. The Russel Wilson would be the centerpiece of anyone’s collection. Looking forward to the Panini Unwrapped Episode:)

  16. Jamey permalink
    January 12, 2013 1:09 pm

    Loving the jumbo materials! That Ray Lewis patch is a sweet-pull also! I like what I’m seeing outof this 3-box break. Nice array of autos, memorabilia and limited numbering.

  17. January 12, 2013 1:32 pm

    Russell–Drrrrrroooooooolllllllllll–Wilson Jumbo Rookie Patch! Gotta win it! Go Seahawks!!!

  18. rninete permalink
    January 12, 2013 2:26 pm

    Another winner on your hands here.
    My favorites:
    1. Membership Autos (great insert)
    2. Inked
    3. Game Used Helmets (been wanting this for a long time, will compete in my mind with racing sheet metal.)

    I am excited with the mix of vets and rookies here and hope the trend to mix them continues. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Rookies, but I love getting hits from players I grew up watching.

    Big time pleaser here.


    PS. Just a heads up, everytime I launch the image gallery, I can’t scroll on the blog anymore, and have to refresh of hit the back button a few times.

  19. January 12, 2013 6:03 pm

    I especially liked the artistic first few shots of the pack coming out of the box, then being opened. Very dramatic!! Looks good overall. Comes out next week??

  20. Chris Miller permalink
    January 12, 2013 8:33 pm

    Nice cards but I like the Jack Lambert base the most lol.

  21. Keegan permalink
    January 13, 2013 10:11 am

    Glad to see that DeMarco has a sweet looking base card

  22. hudsonfan15 permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:30 pm

    VERY impressed by this product, I’m looking forward to seeing it broken more by the members of the YouTube community. Maybe I’ll break my drought and get into a GB somewhere along the way. Thanks for the preview gallery Tracy, sorry your Broncos didn’t win!

  23. durk78 permalink
    January 13, 2013 9:33 pm

    That Ray lewis is nice.My fave linebacker of all time, hate that he is retiring next season.Hope he gets another ring before he goes that would be awesome and his sports card stock will skyrocket in price and sales.

  24. Bruce Sims permalink
    January 13, 2013 9:41 pm

    Love the look of these this year! cant wait to bust some!

  25. kollectornet permalink
    January 14, 2013 6:41 am

    Ohhhhhh I need that Lewis patch.

  26. geoffgoebel permalink
    January 14, 2013 8:02 am

    I absolutely LOVE Limited. This has always been my favorite product. The look of this product this year is outstanding. The Phenoms Patch Auto’s are surpassed by none. It seems like every box of Limited has a quality hit! I’m dying to know what that Morris redemption card looks like.

  27. Michael permalink
    January 14, 2013 10:23 am

    Limited is #WINNING!

  28. Michael permalink
    January 14, 2013 10:26 am

    I sure hope Brian Quick plays better next year! That patch is nasty and the Crown Silloutte I pulled at AAA Collectables in Matthews, NC was nasty too! I pulled a redemption for Wrights Silloutte, and I have purchased trich, and martins silloutte redemptions! Are any of these ready yet?

  29. deloreanfan81 permalink
    January 16, 2013 2:26 am

    so happy to see these every year…luv Limited..great amount of time spent on this years design..good job guys !!!


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