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The Panini America Real-Time Rookie Card Reveal: Top Picks of the 2012 NFL Draft

April 26, 2012

Thirty-two different times tonight during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, league commissioner Roger Goodell will call out a name and make a dream come true for one of the most talented young football players on the planet.

In June, Panini America will fulfill some dreams of its own by releasing the first officially licensed NFL Rookie Cards of tomorrow’s stars inside its 2012 Prestige Football trading card set.

Tonight, in world-premiere fashion, Panini America will unveil images of the first official NFL Rookie Cards of top first-round selections in real time, as they’re drafted. Check back for exclusive updates throughout tonight’s first round.

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  1. Tim Y permalink
    April 26, 2012 7:27 pm

    Awesome stuff. Will the jerseys number be adjust by printing time (ie #12 for Luck) or will we be stuck with seeing the Double Zeros for a while?

    • April 26, 2012 7:31 pm

      As soon as they are assigned official numbers, we will do everything we can to get them incorporated.

      • Tim Y permalink
        April 27, 2012 1:02 pm

        I see the numbers have been edited, sweet 🙂 Hope you do this for all the products 🙂

  2. Jeffrey permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:05 pm

    Lets see Kuechly with the Panthers!

  3. April 26, 2012 8:24 pm

    Any update on releasing Rookies Stars Football before the National this year. I am chomping at the bit to get all the Tannehill I can. Those R&S are my favorite rookies all year.
    Thanks and great pictures,

    • April 26, 2012 8:32 pm

      Still waiting on an official release date from our folks. But I will find out for you.

  4. Ryan permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:47 pm

    This is going to be a GREAT set!

  5. Jeremy Blankenship permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:29 am

    How exactly will you get Dontari Poe on a single card? That guy is HUGE! Go Chiefs!

  6. Matt Gilman permalink
    April 27, 2012 7:42 am

    Awesome!! Loving the Prestige this year. I think the fact the players will be in their NFL uni’s this time, will only improve a great product! Last years with the blank helmets were ok, but the NFL look will be amazing!

  7. April 27, 2012 7:44 am

    Great looking cards! Love this product every year. Its the true start to the football season

  8. Matt Gilman permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:24 pm

    Hey Tracy,
    Is David Wilson going to be in Prestige? He has no cards out right now! Wished Prestige was being released tomorrow, but can only dream. but was wondering if the shocking first round pick of the Giants was going to be in there? If not, can he be 🙂

  9. Jon permalink
    April 27, 2012 7:07 pm

    Enough of these Rg3 and Luck cards, are you guys making Morris Claiborne cards soon??? Ive yet to seen him on cardboard, and he is the best corner in the 2012 draft. ALso, the newest Americas teams corner :)Prestige shouls have him, hope they’re alittle fancier then last years Prestige!

  10. April 27, 2012 8:59 pm

    Will you guys have a draft hat signing again this year for the newest NFL draft picks? I have to get my hands on the Tannehill signed draft hat, please keep me in mind and let me know how I can get that T

    • April 27, 2012 9:15 pm

      We absolutely will, man. The Rookie Premiere is less than a month away now. Can’t wait!

  11. Jon permalink
    April 30, 2012 10:43 am

    Tracy when is the rookie photo shoot, and will Prestige release shortly after? Just wanta know when I can get some Morris Claiborne cards. Do you also know if he will be in alot of the stuff this coming yr? He was picked 6th in 1st rd so I hope he will be in alot of cards. Esp, the higher end NT and others.

    • April 30, 2012 10:50 am

      The 2012 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere is set for May 19. Prestige will release in June and will include the top rookies updated in their NFL uniforms. I would assume that Claiborne will be featured in many of our rookie-themed base cards, inserts and subsets this year.

  12. newsboysfan222 permalink
    April 30, 2012 7:06 pm

    Tracy when will we know who is invited to the rookie premiere?

    • April 30, 2012 8:18 pm

      Probably later this week.

      • newsboysfan222 permalink
        May 3, 2012 2:40 pm

        awesome cant wait to see whats in store this year 😀

      • Jake permalink
        May 7, 2012 11:15 am

        Any chance we can find out who was invited to the Rookie Premiere? Thanks!

  13. john permalink
    May 4, 2012 3:54 pm

    well it’s the end of the week. is there a list of invitees for the Rookie Premiere in LA?

  14. john permalink
    May 10, 2012 7:17 pm

    any update on players & public events coming to L.A. next week??

  15. john permalink
    May 14, 2012 6:31 pm

    so there is no public event this year in LA like last year at the Best Buy?

    • May 14, 2012 9:11 pm

      Unfortunately, at this point there isn’t. Just the Rookie Premiere celebrity game on Friday night.


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