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Panini Peek: 2012 Playbook Football

November 7, 2012

By most accounts, last year’s premiere edition of Playbook Football ranked as one of the most successful debut products of 2011; certainly it kept popping up on best-seller lists in hobby shops across the country. But for the highly anticipated follow-up, Panini America is planning to pen an entirely new, completely engrossing chapter.

2012 Playbook Football releases in March and will be headlined by the fascinatingly re-engineered Rookie Booklet RCs, a shadow-box-type design featuring one jumbo prime-jersey piece, one jumbo jersey piece and an on-card autograph numbered to 149 or less (check out the preview below).

Every four-card box of 2012 Playbook Football will deliver one on-card-signed Rookie Booklet, one additional autograph and two additional memorabilia booklets; on average, three boxes in each 10-box case should yield three autographs (including one Rookie Booklet) and one memorabilia card.

Playbook’s base-set configuration includes 75 base cards, 100 Rookie Signatures and 35 Rookie Booklets, each with Gold, Platinum, Green and Black parallel versions.

Other 2012 Playbook Football highlights include . . .

  • Playbook Materials: Booklets featuring from four to eight swatches of game-worn material spelling out unique words, numbered to 99 or less; look for Prime jersey versions numbered to 49 or less.
  • Rookie Playbook Materials: Booklets featuring from four to eight swatches of event-worn material spelling out unique words for each rookie, numbered to 199 or less. Look for on-card autograph versions with two different die-cut phrases.
  • Look for 1/1 Rookie Booklet RC versions featuring printing plates.
  • Rookie Signatures: Autographs from the top rookies of the 2012 season, numbered to 149 or less. Look for Rookie Signature Black 1/1 versions.
  • Accolades Signatures: Autographs from some of the best players the NFL has ever produced, numbered to 49 or less.
  • Fabled Fabrics: Own a piece of NFL history with these a game-worn jersey cards from some of the NFL’s greatest legends, numbered to 99 or less; look for prime versions numbered to 49 or less.

We’ll have more on the exciting second installment of Playbook Football right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. But for now, enjoy this extended first look at the product.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:15 pm

    Very exciting preview of the sophomore edition of Playbook, that Luck booklet is just stunning! Thanks Tracy!

  2. November 7, 2012 12:23 pm

    Nice looking cards except a couple of those books look familiar? I guess is they work for Topps Triple Threads..Just hope this product doesn’t cost as much..though I’m guessing I’m out of….LUCK?

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 7, 2012 12:24 pm

    Those booklets looks really good!
    I love the preferred booklets.
    Would love to have these.
    Great Job!

  4. November 7, 2012 1:45 pm

    Those booklet rookies from last year are underrated I think. I wish there was a good one touch case to store them opened in tho. Nice stuff!

    • Mark permalink
      November 7, 2012 3:40 pm

      There is. They sell one touch booklet holders now!

    • roger permalink
      November 7, 2012 9:22 pm

      check out hardball32 on ebay he makes some sick custom cases for them and other variations too.

  5. November 7, 2012 3:32 pm

    Another hit, I’m sure. Looks great!

  6. Daniel permalink
    November 7, 2012 4:13 pm

    I think all the products with books are great THANKS PANINI

  7. November 7, 2012 7:04 pm

    Im lovin it!!! This years Playbook looks great! I love what u did with the RG3 and spelled Heisman out with jersey! Im also really looking forward to getting my hands on some of those Fabled Fabrics! A while back i asked if Panini could start putting more Kurt Warner into Panini Products! Is he by any chance in this product, if not i feel that its time to take one of the greatest QBs off the bench!!!

  8. November 7, 2012 7:48 pm

    This looks better than last year, which I felt was the most underrated product of the year. I have been waiting for these images, can you please show me a preview of the Tannehill Playbook RC. This product will be worth the wait, in the coming weeks please throw the Tannehill preview out.
    Thanks Tracy and now I will not bug you about this product for 2012.
    Can’t wait!

  9. roger permalink
    November 7, 2012 9:21 pm

    Looks like another home run cant wait!!!

  10. jumper48 permalink
    November 7, 2012 11:15 pm

    I love the floating autograph on the rookie booklet cards.

  11. Jamey permalink
    November 8, 2012 2:32 pm

    Wow, beautiful…& a really neat, well-executed product. Playbook has such a unique identity and it is easily distinguishable from other releases. The look, feel and auto/mem’ content found in the Playbook product…and I really love the packaging, render it a really exciting break. It seems that Panini has crafted a brilliant follow-up to the ’11 product. Im still looking at these pics’ without power btw. I despise having no power 🙂

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 8, 2012 3:23 pm

    Wanted some of this last year..but couldn’t afford it. Great looking product and saw some great breaks from it!

  13. Jordan permalink
    November 9, 2012 4:29 am

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!! I only collect Basketball cards but this will defiantly be my first football purchase. Well done Panini! That RG3 booklet is to cool!


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