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Panini America Provides a Rare Peek Inside Robert Griffin III’s 2012 Playbook (Gallery)

March 14, 2013

Panini America 2012 Playbook Football RG III Gallery (30)

Panini America’s Ben Ecklar was on a mission last week, plan and simple. He departed Dallas for a quick trip to Virginia packing a one-track frame of mind, a video camera and a way-heavier-than-usual carry-on filled with what soon would become some of the most coveted trading cards of the entire 2012 NFL season.

Ecklar’s business appointment on this particular day was a rather substantial meeting with Washington Redskins 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. Ecklar’s objective: Have RG III sign his 2012 Playbook Football and 2012 National Treasures Football cards and get them back to Dallas in time for packout. Mission accomplished.

As you’re about to discover, the results speak for themselves. Griffin’s poignant penmanship in concert with the devastating creativity of the 2012 Playbook designs work in unison to deliver some of the best-looking football cards you’ll see during this or any other season.

Today, we’ll focus solely on RG III’s Playbook offerings. In the next week or so, we’ll follow up with a stunning examination of his 2012 National Treasures Football beauties.

Enjoy this rare peek inside Griffin’s Playbook, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2013 11:09 am

    Nice gallery, I hope we see the same thing for Andrew Luck soon! Thanks Tracy!

  2. March 14, 2013 11:13 am

    Great preview. Playbook was a hit in my eyes last year. Can we look forward to the pizza boxes again this year, or will the packaging change?

    • March 14, 2013 11:15 am

      I haven’t seen the packaging yet. But I haven’t heard of any drastic changes.

      • March 14, 2013 11:18 am

        I am kinda partial to it. Look forward to getting my hands on this product when it hits the streets.

  3. Nick Gauder permalink
    March 14, 2013 11:48 am

    Just AMAZING!!! That’s all I can say about these cards! Playbook will probably be MVP this season as far as rookie cards are concerned! Great job Panini and tell the design team Outstanding job with Playbook!

  4. Thomas permalink
    March 14, 2013 12:06 pm

    SWAGGER, gotta love it!!!

  5. Greg P permalink
    March 14, 2013 12:34 pm

    One word comes to mind…SICK!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to get my hands on this stuff.

  6. Tony permalink
    March 14, 2013 1:30 pm

    Photo # 8 – double bump from a number 8 – please correct me if I am wrong – but RG3 does not wear any 8 – so.. are these patches from other player’s jerseys?? That’s not good at all – please explain thanks.

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 14, 2013 3:42 pm


  8. fatcatt permalink
    March 14, 2013 3:51 pm

    Stunning guys, just stunning..

  9. Lucky Jim permalink
    March 14, 2013 4:33 pm

    YOLO #SWAG cards right here;)

  10. deloreanfan81 permalink
    March 14, 2013 5:03 pm

    nice use of acitate…really awesome thanks for posting Tracy

  11. Cedric permalink
    March 14, 2013 8:12 pm

    Please Tracy, tell me why the booklets in Preferred Basketball are only mem, and not like this. Football is always one up-ing Basketball. They did in Prizm, Limited, Contenders, Absolute, and from the looks of it…Totally Certified…and now what I think to be the football parallel to Preferred, Playbook. Kyrie Irving booklets like this would be amazing, just glad I started collecting football so I can be a part of this product.

  12. March 14, 2013 9:04 pm

    holy crap.

    lots of RGIII 1/1’s. me likey.

    • SGP FB Guy permalink
      March 15, 2013 7:51 am

      On Average 7 of 10 boxes will have 2 booklet cards per box (at least one of them autographed)and On Average 5 of 10 boxes will have 3 autos per box!

  13. March 15, 2013 4:43 am

    Absolutely love the Emerald green one!

  14. March 15, 2013 7:05 am

    That RG3 kid sure is something isn’t he

  15. March 15, 2013 4:16 pm

    I don’t care WHERE he wore these Jersey’s! lol 🙂 I’d be happy and PROUD to own one! ANYONE! Doesn’t matter as long as it’s an RGIII! And would stay in my PC…. wouldn’t be for sale that’s for sure! Thanks Tracy for the look! Guess I’m looking for 2012 Playbook Box Breaks! Have a GREAT NIGHT Brother!


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