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The Panini America Weekend Reveal: 2012 Rookies & Stars Statistical Standouts

August 12, 2012

Bright and early tomorrow morning, Panini America officials will begin packing out perennial pigskin favorite 2012 Rookies & Stars Football, the company’s fourth NFL-licensed trading card product of the 2012 season following on the heels of promising precursors PrestigeScore and Elite.

This weekend, in an effort to ready collectors for Rookies & Stars’ release, The Knight’s Lance is previewing a few sweet inserts from the product, beginning with yesterday’s glimpse at the 30-card Greatest Hits, an in-your-face tribute to some of the game’s top defenders with impactful two-photo fronts. Today, we deliver the first look at Statistical Standouts.

In addition to honoring the greatest numbers generators from the 2011 season, Statistical Standouts is not a bad insert set to have around come fantasy draft time. After perusing the eye-popping statistical feats featured on these cards, you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Enjoy this sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for a complete glorious recap of the Quality Control process for 2012 Rookies & Stars Football. I know, we can’t wait either.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Kel permalink
    August 12, 2012 11:45 am

    I think they are kind of blah. I like the crisp, clean card look, but there’s no *pop* to them. R&S has always had great eye-popping inserts, and I think some colored foil would have set these off great. Can’t wait for R&S to be released!

    • August 12, 2012 12:12 pm

      Appreciate the feedback. I think there may indeed be foil elements to these cards, but I won’t know for sure until I see the actual finished product tomorrow. Stay tuned for images tomorrow.

  2. August 12, 2012 12:02 pm

    Nice i think its great that u guys did a insert set on what they did last year!!!You should do an insert set on Retired players and the greatest accomplishments or maybe today stars greatest accomplishments!!!

  3. August 12, 2012 12:43 pm

    There ya go…. Ray Rice all day, every day!!!! Nice job with this set!

  4. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 12, 2012 12:54 pm

    Hope these have foil. I like the design and layout. And of course like the Eli.

  5. Mark permalink
    August 12, 2012 2:09 pm

    Any Cardinals going to be on there? How about Patrick Peterson and his punt return yardage record? Or Calais Campbell and his blocked field goals? Or just the Cardinals in general with 4 overtime wins?

  6. thehelmutt permalink
    August 12, 2012 3:45 pm

    Some guys are ‘in front’ of the silver design bar and some are ‘behind’ it. (Stafford, Newton). Interesting. Looks a lot like 2012 Prestige. Is there a GU parallel of each?

  7. Jamey permalink
    August 12, 2012 5:45 pm

    Totally loving the well thought-out sets. Set-builders rejoice, there’s reason to begin assembling for a reason other than, “just because!”

  8. August 12, 2012 8:18 pm

    By your comments I sense a pack out is coming soon I hope. Will there be pictures of the rookie cards, these are my favorite every year. Please try to throw in the Tannehill if you can.
    Thanks and great work.

    • August 12, 2012 8:43 pm

      Yes, sir. The packout is tomorrow morning. I should have tons of images to share at some point tomorrow. Can’t wait.

  9. August 13, 2012 6:02 am

    Good looking insert set, is this the full checklist or are there others? Also, any memorabilia or autograph variations? Thanks Tracy!

  10. Nick gauder permalink
    August 13, 2012 5:19 pm

    Looks great Tracy! Will there be autographed versions like the last few years? Please say yes because that Aaron Rodgers would look great in my A-Rodg collection!

  11. August 13, 2012 9:07 pm

    Love the Pats cards!! Will have to pick up some of their autos this year!

  12. August 14, 2012 1:33 pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on that Jared Allen 22 sacks card.


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