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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2011 Playbook Football — Chapter One

March 29, 2012

I’ve just spent the better part of the afternoon with a good book. Actually, a lot of great books. Indeed, the first few quality control cases of 2011 Panini Playbook Football arrived today and I simply couldn’t put their contents down.

At last count, I downloaded more than 100 pictures of the QC process and I’ve posted the first chapter’s worth below. Trust me, more chapters are coming in what will be a page-turning peek that stunningly documents this unique new release.

Each four-card, oversized pack of 2011 Panini Playbook delivers one autographed booklet card and three additional hits; some boxes will yield two booklet cards.

Each Panini Playbook booklet card, like the world’s finest literary works, is a must-see classic that you likely won’t be able to put down. Enjoy this first extended look at our final product of the 2011 NFL trading card season — and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for the next riveting chapter of this best-selling preview.

36 Comments leave one →
  1. dalton permalink
    March 29, 2012 5:55 pm

    2011 elite had booklets and is technically a panini america product!!!!!!

    • March 29, 2012 5:58 pm

      That, sir, is a good catch and I will correct the post right now. Don’t know what I was thinking.

  2. March 29, 2012 5:58 pm

    Whats the big secret with the other side of the booklets lol


  3. March 29, 2012 6:01 pm

    Great gallery, Dalton beat me to the first comment lol

  4. dalton permalink
    March 29, 2012 6:03 pm

    you guys make soo many products its easy to get confused ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. March 29, 2012 6:04 pm

    I like all the cards here! Of course like anyone else the CAM NEWTON is Awesome! But I also like the green color you used for the Emeralds ! That green just POPS out and looks really good on the card stock! Nice!

  6. dalton permalink
    March 29, 2012 6:07 pm

    as a bonus for being a super editor you can feel free to hook me up with some cards :)……..or at least fulfill all my redemptions ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. helms83 permalink
    March 29, 2012 6:21 pm

    This product looks great. Reminds me of the release of 06 National Treasures, yet this product looks more elegant. One thing, I hope it’s not over crowded with rookie cards of no-names.

  8. Nick Gauder permalink
    March 29, 2012 6:28 pm

    NICE!!!! Love the nice clean design!!! Product designers and developmet crew deserves mad props!!!! Keep up the great work Panini!!!

  9. March 29, 2012 6:35 pm

    the Grass roots Prime patch set is FANTASTIC!!! this badboy might be my new set chase!

  10. Joe Jet permalink
    March 29, 2012 6:36 pm

    Is Bilal Powell included in the booklets!?!? CAN’T WAIT!!!

  11. t-mo permalink
    March 29, 2012 6:49 pm

    Wow those cards are just plain amazing! The rookie book cards look great. Once again great job.

  12. March 29, 2012 7:13 pm

    Nice additions to the Panini family! It’s funny I kept looking at the player in the Broncos throwback and then it hit him Tony Dorsett! Different

  13. helms83 permalink
    March 29, 2012 7:16 pm

    Reblogged this on A Soldier's Interests and commented:
    Sneak peak into Panini’s new product soon to be released.

  14. March 29, 2012 7:29 pm

    Very cool looking booklets there, plus I love the product name.

  15. March 29, 2012 9:17 pm

    Very nice Booklet autographs, this whole set just looks clean and crisp!

  16. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 30, 2012 4:49 am

    Booklets and the name go hand and hand. Very creative.
    Looks like the team put a lot of effort into this brand. The layout and design are spectacular!

    A nice Phil Simms auto helps as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 30, 2012 4:51 am

    Very nice product as always Panini!

  18. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 30, 2012 4:52 am

    I also forgot to mention I love the 2 color photo design on these for the rookies. REally stand out nicely!

    • Matt Gilman permalink
      March 30, 2012 6:45 pm

      Would love to bust a box of this sweeet stuff!

  19. chad kinz permalink
    March 30, 2012 2:07 pm

    Question: on that “Da Bears” card (and others like it) are each of the pieces of GU from that players jersey, or is that one solo game-worn jersey of a bears player that’s been cut up into pieces?

    The artwork on those booklets is truly “ART”. Just beautiful!!!

  20. ryan permalink
    March 30, 2012 4:05 pm

    Is Brian Hartline going to be in this set by any chance?

  21. Sensei322 permalink
    March 30, 2012 4:38 pm

    Love the black and white portrait and the team-color background…the left side of those booklets would be incredible on their own! Simply put, these may be the most beautiful RPA booklets I have seen. Well done!

  22. jason permalink
    March 30, 2012 4:55 pm

    2011 rookies….. Boring!

  23. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 30, 2012 6:47 pm

    We had to share some of these images and link on our blog to the Knights Lance. Too amazing not too share and show the world!

  24. Jon permalink
    March 31, 2012 2:09 pm

    Tracy is there a patch version of that Sack Card? Man I would love to grab that one. DeMarcus is one of my favorites and that would be a dirty card with all patches like the ones from Preferred. The Rookie books are def great to, love how it has such a nice big cut on patch on there, well done my Panini.

    • March 31, 2012 4:36 pm

      Not sure, Jon. But I’ll find out.

      • March 31, 2012 4:50 pm

        hey tracy, random question today in english compostion my teacher addisgned a informatice essay. I chose to write about the history of trading cards. I plan on starting with the 1880 tobbaco cards and move forward, i was tryin to find the history of panini could you please direct me in the right direction….also if you could think of anything really important that should be an a essay about the history of cards…thank soo much!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • April 1, 2012 12:46 am

        You can find a pretty good start on the history of Panini right here:

  25. Seth permalink
    March 31, 2012 5:56 pm

    Joe Montana, Jerry rice, and Steve young?


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