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Panini America’s Halloween Treat to You: A Sneak Peek at the New 2012 Prizm Football

October 31, 2012

For those of you who haven’t yet seen our preview of the brilliant first uncut sheets from Panini America’s upcoming 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, do yourself a favor and have a look now. Just be sure to come right back here when you’re done for a humongous Halloween treat way sweeter than any candy you’ll eat tonight.

Prizm technology is coming to football, too.

Following in the footsteps of its trailblazing basketball counterpart (which arrives in just a few weeks), 2012 Prizm Football will launch in February with a 300-card base set bolstered by 100 rookies seeded one per pack. In addition, there are autographed versions of all 100 rookies (numbered to 499 or less) and 100 of the veterans (numbered to 149 or less).

Each hobby box of 2012 Prizm Football (six cards per pack/20 packs per box/12 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs, three Prizms, one hobby-only Red Prizm, one Rookie Dominance, one Decade Dominance, one Brilliance and two additional inserts.

Each retail box of 2012 Prizm Football (four cards per pack/24 packs per box) should yield one autograph, one Prizm, two retail-exclusive Green Prizms, one Rookie Dominance, one Decade Dominance, one Brilliance and one additional insert.

Other product highlights include . . .

  • Rookie Prizm Autographs: Boasting a unique design updated with 2012 NFL game photography, this 100-card, rookie-focused autograph parallel is limited to just 99 and includes a Rookie Finite Prizm 1/1 autograph version
  • Red Prizm Die-Cuts: A hobby-exclusive 300-card parallel set
  • Gold Prizm parallels numbered to just 25
  • The 25-card Decade Dominance insert (featuring Prizm, Gold Prizm and Finite Prizm parallel versions) honors the greatest legends in NFL history

We’ll have plenty more to share regarding 2012 Prizm Football in the near future right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, in the name of getting you to trick-or-treating a little quicker, here’s your extended first look at the product.


All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

29 Comments leave one →
  1. hudsonfan15 permalink
    October 31, 2012 2:50 pm

    STELLAR preview of a great looking set, can’t wait to see these live. Thanks as always Tracy!

  2. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 31, 2012 2:54 pm

    I had suspicions when basketball was released that Football might have it as well. Thats why I asked. many words come to mind. I was so stoked to seeing the technology being brought back to basketball. But now beyond excited to see the football. And the fact that it comes in retail and hobby. Thats great marketing. Hitting every sort of collector up. And once again the base cards just keep outdoing themselves. You go from the Gridiron with action photography to this with the shiny prizm technology. As a collector I like the fact that Panini has gone back to the basics and put a ton of effort into the base cards and built an amazing product around them. Some companies just throw a border or childrens color their base cards. But you guys have been going the extra mile. Way to go!

  3. October 31, 2012 3:08 pm

    I think I like the rookie base design slightly more than the vet base design. The black border RGIII is my favorite of them all though.

  4. Daniel permalink
    October 31, 2012 3:08 pm

    nice cards

  5. Eric Cabreros permalink
    October 31, 2012 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the treat!
    Very stunning a sure hit!
    Can’t wait for the basketball prizm to come out!

  6. Zigmund Connell permalink
    October 31, 2012 3:41 pm

    a sharp looking card, can’t wait..

  7. fatcatt permalink
    October 31, 2012 3:58 pm

    I know u can’t give away a date for this but can you say it’s for ’13 or sooner? Wife is giving me a pretty nice budget for Xmas. I’m already looking at the Black and this would be sweet to go along with it..Great job as always. Love the Basketball, and these are just as awesome

  8. geoff goebel permalink
    October 31, 2012 4:09 pm

    Super nice stuff!

  9. TheHonestTruth permalink
    October 31, 2012 6:44 pm

    Looks a bit bland personally, especially considering a name like “Prizm.” Is there some kind of technology or foil that isn’t visible in the preview pictures?

    • October 31, 2012 7:28 pm

      Yes. Check out the basketball gallery linked at the top of the post. It really makes a difference.

  10. John Smith permalink
    October 31, 2012 7:02 pm

    Is this Plates & Patches replacement? Sure seems like it, nice choice!

  11. October 31, 2012 7:34 pm

    I really can’t complain about any of the Panini football products this year!

  12. October 31, 2012 8:45 pm

    Tracy I see the Emmitt Smith is there auto one of these or any cowboys cards in these sets?

  13. October 31, 2012 11:34 pm

    Why isn’t it just called Prism? Why the need for the Z?

  14. adam t. permalink
    November 1, 2012 12:47 am

    retail is that going to be an exclusive like target or walmart or both and other places as well? and do you have an est. price for hobby and retail?

  15. November 1, 2012 6:25 am

    Oooh nice! The NBA ones were impressive in the preview the other day cannot wait to see video footage of these !

  16. Michael Oddo permalink
    November 1, 2012 8:34 am

    Whoah, I asked for Football and I got it! Last XMAS/New Years wish is Donruss set in 2013!

    • November 1, 2012 10:06 am

      Awesome. I’ll pass along your wish list.

      • Michael Oddo permalink
        November 5, 2012 10:52 am

        Sweet, Thanks Tracy! Id love it, esp with Rated Rookies would be awesome! Something that combats the compition! Even if it was a Panini Football base set. Id like something with more defensive players like Charles Tillman!

  17. Panini 4ever! permalink
    November 1, 2012 9:03 am

    Wow! That’s awesome- thank you guys for establishing this product to both hobby & retail. Now I finally have a chance to pull an autograph in my budget;) Great job as always Panini-

  18. Linard permalink
    November 1, 2012 12:19 pm

    Love how the players really stand out from the background.

  19. November 1, 2012 1:29 pm

    Will Tannehill be on the cover of product box? That is some awesome respect to a quarterback that doesn’t get the same attention due to the greatness of Luck and Griffin. I will buy several boxes just for Tannehill.
    Great work.


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