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Panini Unwrapped & Checklist Reveal: 2012 Gridiron Football (And You Can Win!)

October 24, 2012

Join Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Carlos Torrez for this special episode of Panini Unwrapped starring the exciting new 2012 Gridiron Football, out in hobby shops everywhere today.

Boasting some of the greatest football-card photography of this or any season, 2012 Gridiron Football also includes previously unannounced “Hot Boxes” and the inclusion of Hall of Fame Holiday sweepstakes cards that will win one lucky collector a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Details on those things and so much more are revealed in this must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped. We’ve also included the complete checklist for the product here:

2012 Panini Gridiron FB Checklist

After you’ve watched the video, please leave your initial thoughts on the product — good or bad as long they’re respectfully delivered — in the comments section below for a chance to win one of two boxes of the product.

As always, thanks for watching and enjoy . . .

139 Comments leave one →
  1. Owen permalink
    October 25, 2012 6:11 pm

    Amazing cards. Im jumping on a few boxes of these!

  2. neil permalink
    October 25, 2012 6:26 pm

    Action shots look great, much prefer these to say the ‘painted’ look of some other manufacturers (Inception!!), good range of rookie and veteran autos/memorabilia. Only downside is the names of some of the subsets which may be a bit ‘cheesy’ . That apart will definitely be looking for some of this to add to my Ravens and Chargers PCs

  3. Jeffery permalink
    October 25, 2012 8:23 pm

    Since they are released at around the same time, I still think the Threads action shots look a bit better than the Football Gridiron. Some of the actions shots for the Gridiron are pretty epic, like the Victor Cruz one, but I think they are few compared to the others. Some look kind of awkward xD This is just honest initial thought though. The detail is great, just some of the moments chosen are weird poses to me haha :p

  4. Tim permalink
    October 25, 2012 9:06 pm

    Gridiron Gear has always been one of my favorite football products! Love hot boxes!!

  5. Dave W permalink
    October 26, 2012 8:34 am

    So…1/4 are hot boxes….I normally don’t buy gridiron gearor threads as I save money in late Oct/Nov for Absolute, but you guys did such a great job I think I’ll have to buy at least 2-3 boxes tonight. THANKS!!!

  6. Steven H permalink
    October 26, 2012 10:09 am

    The photos are very nice and I like how you guys are trying to bring more attention to the base cards which are so often overlooked. The hot boxes are definitely neat, too, because there aren’t many things better than getting an unexpected extra hit or five. My personal favorite for now is still Playoff Contenders from last year but this product is great.

  7. Ryan Q permalink
    October 26, 2012 10:10 am

    WOW this product is loaded, I hope I’m lucky enough to gram a hot box when I go get mine!!! The photography looks amazing and the designt on those red auto cards are really cool. PANINI RULES!!!!!!

  8. Ben permalink
    October 26, 2012 3:40 pm

    Great photography on the base cards, autos look sharp!!

  9. October 26, 2012 5:22 pm

    awesome product!!!!!Love the HOT box / it makes a good value for the $ even better!!!Keep up the good work.

  10. Colton Grindstaff permalink
    October 26, 2012 11:09 pm

    Nice looking photography love the idea of 9 hit hot boxes awsome because it combines gridiron gear and threads all in 1 which is awsome can’t wait to bust some 10/10 in my book

  11. russell arbogast permalink
    October 26, 2012 11:57 pm

    I love this product and love buying boxes- this year has to be the best action looking cards ever- I love the ben watson card with him holding the USA flag. Just an awesome looking card. Really looking for to try and getting a hot box- never have been lucky enough to get one but always a first for everything. I also LOVE the pullouts…..thats what I love the most about gridiron- just a complete different feeling to get to pull out the jersey cards and they are autographed- what could be better. Panini did an awesome job and what a better product just in time for my sons 11th birthday….. Thanks guys for showing us the videos and the sweet looking hits from the boxes. One moe thing I sure hope this weekend is great and the Cowboys demolish the giants!!!!!

  12. Shannan Werder permalink
    October 26, 2012 11:59 pm

    1. The shots on those base cards are amazing! I think I might actually collect a base set of these cards – something I have not done in a very long time.

    2. Marcell Reece finally got some love! Now would you please consider a Rookie card in one of your releases for Miles Burris. PLEASE!!!

    3. Very good checklist of players.

    4. Nice to see a Defensive Insert set. More hobby love for these guys! Pity no Raider was featured though!

  13. October 27, 2012 11:28 pm

    I bought 4 boxes of Gridiron Football today. It is a sweet product………great photos, nice work on the autos and jerseys. I did get 9 hits in 1 box and was very happy about that! Nice work Panini!!!


  14. Nicholas Lastowski permalink
    October 28, 2012 11:10 am

    This is a great product here. The Photograpy is very beautiful. The xo inserts are nice. I got a Brandon weedon auto jersey that looks like u can pull out of the card. Haven’t tried. But a very sick card. Love it

  15. Tracy Man permalink
    October 30, 2012 3:35 pm

    Any winners?

  16. November 1, 2012 9:00 am

    Last night I pulled a Flectcher Cox Rookie Auto #7/25 and a Chris Givens Rookie Gridiron Kings Relic #248/299. Can’t wait until I can open some more packs!

  17. John W. permalink
    November 2, 2012 12:44 pm

    I am simply blown away by the fantastic photgraphy in this product guys. These are cards that you sit and look at for hours because the shots are just that great. Wow!
    On top of that, the designs for the autograph and memorabilia cards are outstanding because they really show off the athlete signatures and the pieces of memorabilia. The RGIII Rookie Gridiron Gems is a perfect example of that. It is beautiful!!!!!
    Kudos to the design team that put together Gridiron. It is a terrific product!!

  18. November 5, 2012 5:07 pm

    Thanks to everyone for participating in this contest and for helping us to make our products better with your feedback. We selected four winners this time, and each will receive a box 2012 Gridiron Football. Congratulations to . . . pcegelski, Nicholas Volinchal, Bob Cable and Mark Knowles. We’ll be in touch soon to get your mailing addresses.

    Thanks again to the greatest fans and customers on the planet.

    • Brad f permalink
      November 5, 2012 5:32 pm

      Congrats winners! I guess i just have to keep tryn! Persistence will pay off in the end! Appreciate these chances Tracy and panini!

    • November 5, 2012 5:52 pm

      Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks Tracy and Panini for offering these great contests!!

  19. PETER SI VUONG permalink
    November 5, 2012 9:12 pm

    I love it . I did get the hot box with 9 hit.I did pull out Andrew Luck Auto

  20. PETER SI VUONG permalink
    November 5, 2012 9:14 pm

    very nice card and best picture

  21. Joel permalink
    December 19, 2012 10:32 am

    Love building the set so far. Was wondering if anyone is finding cards with a pressed q into it and numbered?

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