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Panini America On Location: Day Three at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere (40 Images)

May 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES — The cavalcade of football’s newest trading card superstars continued Friday for Panini America at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, kicking off bright and early with a special one-player shoot at the fabled Rose Bowl to accommodate early-departing Arizona Cardinal Michael Floyd.

Floyd spent a few crisp, early morning hours yesterday posing for photographs and conducting interviews wearing his full NFL uniform for the first time because, come first thing Sunday morning, he’ll be wearing a more important uniform — a cap and gown as he graduates from the University of Notre Dame.

So as soon as Floyd completed his Panini America rotation Friday (interview, action photography and a few different studio settings) he was heading directly to the airport to catch a flight back to South Bend. Panini America officials, however, were headed back to the host hotel for another solid day of autographs rotations.

Friday’s guest list included No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts teammates Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns, Brian Quick of the St. Louis Rams and DeVier Posey of the Houston Texans.

Later Friday afternoon, across town on the UCLA campus, a different Panini America contingent was briskly setting up shop for the NFLPA Premiere League celebrity flag football game and a steady of evening of distributing Panini America NFL stickers and albums.

It’s captured all in the riveting photo gallery below. Enjoy this extended look back at Day 3 of the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Up next: Exhaustive coverage from Saturday’s headline event followed Sunday by your chance to win a slew of Inscriptions autographs from this weekend’s superstar rookies.

Stay tuned!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Gilman permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:39 am

    So awesome!!! How was the interview with Michael Floyd? I am a big golden domer fan. Did you ask him how it was like to be teamed up with Fitz??

    Also, do you guys have plans on including helmet pieces in your football products this year like you did with baseball?

  2. David Langelier permalink
    May 19, 2012 12:30 pm

    Wow to be there with all that talent must be somethin!!! And to see what steps panini takes to make their products and what they do to make collecting for all of us very exciting!!! I am truly impressed, they put alot of work and dedication to make this work! I know alot of you guys dont hear it but I just wanna say to Panini THANK YOU for all that you do for us collectors and thank you to all the people behind Panini that does the art, photographs, and everything in between to make what us collectors hold dare to our hearts!! Panini you have earned my total respect as a company!!!

  3. May 19, 2012 3:25 pm

    FANTASTIC gallery, especially the picture with the 2 Stanford Colts! Keep em coming, thanks Tracy!

  4. May 20, 2012 10:38 pm

    12th picture in is that an old school film slide? If so I like what I see!

  5. May 21, 2012 10:49 am

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!


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