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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery Preview: 2012 Absolute Football (24 Pics)

December 2, 2012

Panini America 2012 Absolute Football Pre-QC 15

At some point during the next few days, The Knight’s Lance will deliver a massive Quality Control inspection of 2012 Absolute Football, the newest installment of Panini America’s venerable brand that annually ranks as one of the most popular releases on the sports card calendar.

But given that the product begins shipping tomorrow and will be live the following Wednesday, and since we’re on the cusp of another glorious Sunday full of NFL games, we thought now would be a good time to provide a tip-of-the-iceberg, table-setter gallery showcasing 24 images from the just-completed QC process.

In addition to peeking the first Rookie Cards and autographs of Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, we’re also bringing you tantalizing takes on Absolute’s stacked insert and parallel roster, including Star Gazing, War Room, NFL Icons, Ground Hoggs, Rookie Premiere Materials, Spectrum and so much more.

Enjoy this dazzling first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for a comprehensive QC gallery in the coming days.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2012 11:55 am

    oooooooooo shiny! I’ve always liked absolute! Looking forward to it!!

  2. Eric Cabreros permalink
    December 2, 2012 12:01 pm

    An Absolutely Spectacular Gallery Tracy!
    It goes to show that Panini is really doing good. The previews that you are sharing to us always excites the collectors alike. Another double thumbs up!

  3. John Smith permalink
    December 2, 2012 12:14 pm

    Love Absolute! When do Crown Royale and Black release? I’ve seen the 12th and 26th for Crown, and the 12th, 19th, and 26th for Black. Getting confusing on me!

    • December 2, 2012 12:21 pm

      Absolute will be out December 12; Black will arrive December 26. Will have to check and confirm on Crown Royale.

      • John Smith permalink
        December 2, 2012 12:26 pm

        Thanks Tracy! So much switching, started to lose track of my purchases 🙂

  4. Kel permalink
    December 2, 2012 12:17 pm

    Looking really nice–like always!

  5. hudsonfan15 permalink
    December 2, 2012 12:32 pm

    Looks like another great release for 2012, good to see a large frequency of veteran autos on the slate for this one. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  6. Bailey permalink
    December 2, 2012 12:56 pm

    Can’t wait! I love the way how you guys have thrown in some older player cards and theirs alot of patches! This product just keeps getting better and better year by year. I know whats gonna be on my list

  7. December 2, 2012 1:09 pm

    Is cracked ice going to make an appearance in Absolute?

    • December 2, 2012 2:35 pm

      Not that I’m aware of . . . but it is making an appearance in 2012 Contenders Football.

  8. Jeff J. permalink
    December 2, 2012 4:24 pm

    Absolute Football is my FAVORITE Panini product, I *KNOW* I’ll be owning some of these

  9. Panini Collector 4ever! permalink
    December 2, 2012 5:01 pm

    Absolutely stunning- This is by far the best absolute memorabilia I have ever seen! Tracy are the regular rcs #d like last year?

  10. Brad (@mjb_cards104) permalink
    December 2, 2012 9:02 pm

    I’m liken the look of the on card autos for rookie autos! Super clean, that nick foles is one I need for my super collection! I need to add that beauty for sure! Thanks for the drool gallery Tracy! Time to find a GB and buy the eagles! ps looking forward to black football as well!! Love Xmas time, just hope Santa can get his hands on some panini products for me this year!

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    December 3, 2012 10:31 am

    Really liked last years product and this years is even more impressive!

  12. Michael permalink
    December 3, 2012 3:00 pm

    Nice Tracy! I will try a box out! So this is the next product out then?

  13. Jonathan permalink
    December 3, 2012 5:51 pm

    Looks good guys. Love the Muscle hampster patch cards and all the great patch and jersey cuts you guys put into these. Hope I can score some good rookie patches myself. Great job, and an early Happy Holidays Tracy!

  14. December 3, 2012 10:12 pm

    hey tracy, have a question. what kind of hits will be offered in the retail version this year??


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