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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Black Football (54 Must-See Images)

December 17, 2012

Panini America 2012 Black Friday Final QC (53)

In my more than two years here at Panini America, I’ve rarely seen a busier time as it relates to new product releases than right now. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve launched 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, 2012-13 Limited Basketball, 2012-13 Classics Signatures Hockey and 2012 Absolute Football.

This week promises another hectic hobby heatwave to warm up your winter with the impending launches of 2012 Golden Age Baseball, 2012-13 Absolute Basketball and 2012 Black Football. It is that last product, 2012 Black Football, that has generated perhaps more pre-release buzz than any new product this season — although it could be argued that Prizm Basketball takes that honor.

Regardless, Black Football is easily one of the most anticipated football launches in recent memory — and the following Quality Control gallery should shed ample light on exactly why. We recently shared a QC preview here on The Knight’s Lance, but that was merely an appetizer for what you’re about to see.

From the on-card, gold paint-pen-autographed Rookie Cards to the prime memorabilia options to the splendid designs, 2012 Black Football promises to be a blockbuster. Take a look for yourself and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2012 12:52 pm

    VERY sharp! Especially the gold autos!:-)

  2. Sensei322 permalink
    December 17, 2012 12:52 pm

    Gorgeous. Cannot wait.

  3. Simeon permalink
    December 17, 2012 12:53 pm

    These look absolutely beautiful.

  4. Andrew permalink
    December 17, 2012 12:58 pm

    Wow, love the look of these black cards, the gold on them looks spectacular.

  5. Eric Cabreros permalink
    December 17, 2012 1:01 pm

    Those blue auto on gold looks really good.
    The on card Gold autos really looks great with the themed black!
    Another sure hit and there will be lots of movement in The hobby world!
    The preview looks really good, so will be the Holidays!
    Happy Holidays everyone!

  6. Student of the Game permalink
    December 17, 2012 1:13 pm

    Sleek, sexy and eloquent all “wrapped” (pun intended) into one!

  7. December 17, 2012 1:26 pm

    Awesome cards, especially the Buffalo Bills jersey trio!

  8. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    December 17, 2012 1:31 pm

    Just a beautiful product. All of the cards look great in black.

    But the most stunning of the gallery has to be the golden signed ones. wow Nothing like a card popping out at you

  9. John Smith permalink
    December 17, 2012 1:57 pm

    Is there a checklist posted anywhere?

  10. kollectornet permalink
    December 17, 2012 3:04 pm

    Glad to see plates are still being inserted. There are people who don’t like them, but I absolutely love them.

  11. Jeff Jones permalink
    December 17, 2012 3:09 pm

    if i get my grant, ill be getting a case

  12. December 17, 2012 3:37 pm

    Sharp looking cards! Love the variety of auto colors and backgrounds for them.

  13. Brad f @mjb_cards104 permalink
    December 17, 2012 3:43 pm

    Love the look and designs of these! So stoked for this release! In this gallery is the sweetest nick foles auto ive EVER seen! I need this for my pc, that card is flawless and beautiful! Honestly words aren’t enough to explain! Great job guys, Tracy and team I say this alot but.. You guys have outdone yourselves this time! Whats next, how can it get any better!! I know it will! Just speaks to the dedication you guys have to us as collectors and for that we thank you! Well done!

  14. Lucky Jim permalink
    December 17, 2012 4:17 pm

    It’s as if Darth Vader cuts these beauties with his menacing lightsaber forming these precious emeralds with BLACK ironed in them;)

  15. Bryan permalink
    December 17, 2012 5:48 pm

    Why don’t you use pictures from the Pro Bowl when using swatches from that game, and do a different insert or parallel? The Ray Lewis double jersey doesn’t look right, and neither do any of the others from other products.

  16. Nick Gauder permalink
    December 17, 2012 6:55 pm

    Well Tracy you and your Panini team have really outdone yourselves this time!! These cards are OUTSTANDING! My daughters and I have been so excited for Black since we saw the first pics of it a few months ago on this site! It’s bittersweet it comes out the week before Christmas, because money’s been tight since I have spending ALOT of money on my girls for Christmas but HOPEFULLY somebody that loves me might buy me a few boxes for Christmas(Hint,Hint Mom if your reading this) LOL. You guys at Panini keep up the GREAT work and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all and your families!

    • December 17, 2012 7:02 pm

      Merry Christmas to you too, brother. Hope you and your family have a tremendous holiday season.

  17. fatcatt permalink
    December 17, 2012 7:57 pm

    Wow I’d give both of them for a box of this

  18. fatcatt permalink
    December 17, 2012 8:02 pm

    For some serious feedback..doesn’t look like they had much room to sign on the single auto patches..which I Guess these days many of them don’t need much room. Great cards!

  19. rninete permalink
    December 17, 2012 10:30 pm

    Hi Tracy,
    Any books in this product? The cards look great. Props to the design team. I hope to get my hands on these Black Beauties. Cheers and Happy Hollidays to the Panini America Family!

    • December 17, 2012 11:04 pm

      No books in this, but glad you like what you’ve seen. (We’ll have a whole library’s worth of books in 2012 Playbook Football). Appreciate the holiday well-wishes. Here’s hoping the same for you, man.

  20. Brian C permalink
    December 17, 2012 11:11 pm

    wow theres a lot to like in this preview. sweet cards. i like the head to head idea with johnson and finnegan

    • December 17, 2012 11:15 pm

      Yeah, I thought that was a nice idea, too. A little history there between those two, too.

  21. Brad Absher permalink
    December 18, 2012 12:52 am

    Great looking cards you guys have designed. Products like this make me want to get back into collecting football. Hopefully the Raiders draft someone worth going after next year. God knows they will have a high enough draft pick to get someone worth collecting. Unless they trade it away for another useless old timer. Anyways, enough bashing my team, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Tracy and to the rest of you guys and gals at Panini.

  22. Ryan Q permalink
    December 18, 2012 9:50 am

    These cards look amazing!!! And I love the Andre Johnson/Cortland Finnegan Man 2 Man card. That is some funny stuff!!!

  23. December 18, 2012 10:08 am

    Do you have Tannehill previews? Those gold and silver autos jump off the cards. Great looking product. Maybe some love for Tannehill, also will he be up for rookie of the week honors?

  24. deloreanfan81 permalink
    December 24, 2012 3:48 am

    very sharp looking product…great design love the gold accents on the autos


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