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Panini America Examines Rich Rookie Card Content in 2012 Prizm Football (Gallery)

January 24, 2013

Panini America 2012 Prizm Football Rookie Cards (52)

Over the last month or so, we’ve shared beaming bits and eye-popping pieces of just about everything that 2012 Prizm Football will offer when it releases to the hobby next Wednesday. But one aspect of Panini America’s newest NFL product that hasn’t been touched upon in great detail — at least until today — are the Rookie Cards.

Indeed, Prizm’s stacked lineup of colorful, collectible and unparalleled parallels has served to steal much of the pre-release headlines so far. But the product is about more than just vibrant colors and improved technology. It’s also about honoring one of the greatest draft classes of all time with a deep RC checklist — and a few twists.

There are 100 Rookie Cards in 2012 Prizm Football that are seeded one per pack in both hobby and retail, and all are paralleled by Prizm, Red Prizm (hobby only), Green Prizm (retail only), Gold Prizm and Finite Black Prizm versions. In addition (and here’s where the twist comes in), there are 25 players who appear on hobby-exclusive, photo-variation RCs that fall one per box on average.

In the gallery that follows, we’ve provided a comprehensive preview of Prizm Football’s Rookie Card lineup, including a few detailing some of the variations. Enjoy this extended first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. Ryan W permalink
    January 24, 2013 3:36 pm

    Tracy, question about Contenders if you get a chance. Are there any base, unsigned RCs this year? I noticed the sell sheet said the playoff tickets were signed this year. I wasn’t sure if that meant there wasn’t an unsigned version or not. Thanks!

  2. January 24, 2013 3:42 pm

    Cant keep it in stock one of the most anticipated 2012 NFL trading card products of the year

  3. hudsonfan15 permalink
    January 24, 2013 6:40 pm

    Outstanding gallery, quick question though: is there anything other than the photo itself that designates the SP version? I’m guessing based on the gallery that you put the regular version first, then the SP but again that’s just a guess. Thanks for any clarification you can offer and for your continued excellent coverage of this exciting new release Tracy!

    • January 24, 2013 8:02 pm

      Good question, Tom. I will find out if there is any way to differentiate the two other than image.

      • jeff w permalink
        January 30, 2013 6:39 pm

        I have the same question. Just purchased my first box and received the two different andrew luck cards. I can’t tell which one is the “variation” insert

  4. Jarvis permalink
    January 24, 2013 6:59 pm

    will there be championship or front row tix 1/1 non plate?

    • SGP FB Guy permalink
      January 24, 2013 8:57 pm

      Rookie Ticket Auto (No Seq #ing)
      Rookie Playoff Ticket Auto (Seq# 99)
      20th Edition Rookie Ticket Auto (Seq# 20)
      Rookie Championship Ticket Auto (Seq# 1)
      Rookie Ticket Black Print Plate Auto (Seq# 1)
      Rookie Ticket Blue (Cyan) Print Plate Auto (Seq# 1)
      Rookie Ticket Red (Magenta) Print Plate Auto (Seq# 1)
      Rookie Ticket Yellow Print Plate Auto (Seq# 1)

  5. Tony permalink
    January 24, 2013 7:51 pm

    any idea when retail will hit the shelves?

    • January 24, 2013 8:01 pm

      Roughly a week to 10 days after next Wednesday’s hobby release.

    • SGP FB Guy permalink
      January 26, 2013 1:50 pm

      We are starting packout on Monday 1/28 – release date 2/6..

  6. Tony permalink
    January 24, 2013 8:08 pm

    Ok, thanks I’ll be getting in on the retail for sure!

  7. January 24, 2013 8:52 pm

    I kinda like the idea of the photo variation sp card Better to announce it beforehand, in my opinion.

  8. January 25, 2013 6:31 am

    I really like the pictures used for the cards. Will all of the rookies have game action shots, or will we see some Rookie Premier pictures as well?

  9. Scott permalink
    January 25, 2013 9:09 am

    I see one rookie kicker in this gallery, any chance Blair Walsh makes it into this set too?

  10. rich rinella permalink
    January 25, 2013 9:37 am

    sure is nice to see a manufacturer release hobby before retail, thank you.

  11. Randy Szwast permalink
    January 25, 2013 12:41 pm

    Tracy, will the Prizm retail boxes be available for purchase at the Panini store online?

  12. January 25, 2013 4:52 pm

    Pretty sweet looking cards you guys are onto a winner with Prizm! I’m betting this will sell out faster than the Basketball release!

  13. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 26, 2013 5:22 am

    NO MORE EXAMINING!!!!!! I want this product out already! This just looks incredible and I am going to buy a good amount and I expect other collectors to do so.

    However, I must say looking at the rookie checklist, I am disappointed not to see Giants Safety Stevie Brown not included.

  14. George Perlinger permalink
    January 26, 2013 9:18 am

    I’ve found one symbol on the Bruce Irvin card, located at his right hand

  15. January 26, 2013 9:24 am

    See the pro bowl logo on the Bruce Irvin RC. these RC’s are sweet. I want to win a box of prizm!

  16. LLOYD FERGUSON permalink
    January 26, 2013 10:24 am

    ok i found the 4 images with the pro bowl logos for ur contest………………………1….bruce irvin………………….2…..ryan tanehill 1st card 7th row…………………..3….legarrette blount……and 4… on the prizmbox

  17. Jeffrey D permalink
    January 26, 2013 11:34 am

    I just noticed something. All of these rookies and yet no where to be found is the Defensive Rookie of the Year, wheres the Kuechly! lol


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