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Panini America Previews Black Friday Component, Peeks More Pics

November 20, 2012

There’s still so much left to cover regarding Panini America’s grand plans for this week’s 2012 Black Friday promotion and not nearly enough time to cover it. So we’re going to engage in some meaningful multitasking for this particular post. First, we’re going to cover’s role in Black Friday. After that, we’re going to preview more sweet autograph and memorabilia cards produced exclusively for Black Friday.

Just as we did last year, we’ve had many collectors ask how they can get involved in the Black Friday phenomenon if there are no participating brick-and-mortar hobby shops in their area. Well, just like last year, we’ve got you covered. Starting now and until supplies last, collectors who purchase selected products on will receive the equivalent number of 2012 Black Friday packs with their order.

You can get complete details by visiting the 2012 Black Friday page. So you have two ways to participate: Visit one of the participating hobby shops in the list we published earlier today, or visit by clicking the image below.

Now, let’s get to today’s gallery, which includes some downright fascinating player-worn memorabilia cards and autographs that greatly enrich the 2012 Black Friday promotion. Some of the finer points about what you’re about to see:

  • The oversized Gordie Howe memorabilia cards incorporate pieces of the special jersey Panini America officials had made exclusively for Mr. Hockey to wear during the 2012 NHL All-Star Game to announce his relationship with the company.
  • The oversized Kobe Bryant memorabilia cards incorporate pieces of the Black Mamba’s game-worn warm-ups.
  • The Harrison Barnes and Jared Sullinger event-worn shoe cards incorporate the pair of shoes each young superstar wore all day during the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.
  • The oversized jersey cards featuring Kyrie Irving, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Andy Dalton, Cam Newton and Jake Locker feature pieces of jerseys each young superstar donned at their respective NFLPA Rookie Premiere or Rookie Transition Program.
  • As for the splendid ensemble of patch autographs, including several powerfully pink NFL “Crucial Catch” patches, well, the handiwork should speak for itself.

So enjoy what promises to be one the final pre-promotion previews below. But by all means, stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for complete coverage of 2012 Black Friday madness.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. geoffgoebel permalink
    November 20, 2012 1:10 pm

    I am really digging those pink shield autos! Nice

  2. November 20, 2012 1:11 pm

    Those Howe relics are amazing, once again the flourish brings it all together!

  3. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 20, 2012 1:11 pm

    Fantastic gallery, great promotion overall. Thanks for all the info Tracy!

  4. November 20, 2012 1:18 pm

    Awesome stuff. Seems like the hits never end!

  5. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 20, 2012 1:46 pm

    I’m super amaze!
    Love the shoe card!
    I don’t believe I have seen one in person!
    This is really going to be exciting!
    Thanks Panini!
    Unbelievable product Tracy!
    The best!

  6. Chris Krueger permalink
    November 20, 2012 1:48 pm

    Is there any chance for international collectors to be part of the black friday promotion?

    • November 20, 2012 4:14 pm

      What Chris said, don’t want to wreck my computer by drooling all over it lol.

    • Chris Krueger permalink
      November 22, 2012 11:22 am

      Why are request like that being ignored?

  7. November 20, 2012 3:59 pm

    No really close local card shops, so thanks for doing online component. Order placed! Thanks!!

  8. November 20, 2012 4:00 pm

    A little sad there aren’t more qualifying products like Threads basketball, or Prime Signatures football. Oh, well. In for 4 boxes.

  9. David Brown permalink
    November 20, 2012 4:14 pm

    I only wish I could get my hands on one of those beauties particularly the Howes’.

  10. Nick Gauder permalink
    November 20, 2012 6:28 pm

    Great gallery! Thank you Panini for making Black Friday exciting for us collectors!! Keep up the great work as always!

  11. Josh permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:56 am

    Can’t wait till friday. Quick question… i see a black friday printing plate already listed on ebay (with blank back). Are these 1/1 or like the national, where there are 5 of each color?

  12. November 21, 2012 8:18 am

    Saw a HOLIDAY Trent Richardson swatch on ebay. Cool idea. With all of the previews, I didn’t think I could be surprised, but I was. Hopefully my order will come on Friday. It’ll be a nice way to unwind after some fierce Black Friday shopping!

    • November 21, 2012 8:42 am

      Those are pretty awesome. We’ll have a little expanded gallery on those gems later today.

      • November 21, 2012 10:44 am

        Just wondering. I placed my order yesterday morning early (with 2 day delivery) but I haven’t heard anything. Should I be concerned?

      • November 21, 2012 11:11 am

        No need to be concerned.

  13. November 22, 2012 11:42 pm

    BlackFriday at

  14. Andy permalink
    November 23, 2012 12:36 am

    Panini America 2012 Black Friday Bonus Auto Mem 2 – Austin Rivers

  15. ira herb permalink
    November 23, 2012 5:19 am

    Anthony Davis. Team logo auto

  16. Bob Emry permalink
    November 23, 2012 9:37 am

    2012 Black Friday promotion is the picture

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