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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks First Two Boxes of 2012 Playbook Football

April 2, 2013

2012 Playbook Football Teaser Gallery (1)

With both 2012 Playbook Football and 2012-13 Select Basketball set to release this Thursday, and with 2013 Triple Play Baseball already on its way to retail shelves, this promises to be a furious, frenzied week around Panini America HQ. Already today we’ve filmed Panini Unwrapped episodes with all three of the aforementioned products, but we need to give you something to do while those must-see videos are in their final stages of production.

So we’re starting with this: A two-box teaser gallery that takes you card-by-card through eight packs of 2012 Playbook Football. The following images will give you a good idea of what to expect when opening the product — and provide a quick indication of just how mightily the product has matured since its premiere edition last season.

Enjoy this sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional teaser galleries — and the Panini Unwrapped videos — for the other products headlining our most hectic week.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Scott permalink
    April 2, 2013 1:03 pm


  2. Mitchell permalink
    April 2, 2013 1:04 pm

    That RG3 booklet is BEAUTIFUL. This looks to be another incredible set. Keep it up, Panini! You guys are doing an amazing job.

  3. robert potts permalink
    April 2, 2013 1:06 pm

    Sweet. Clean design as usual for higher end Panini produsts

  4. April 2, 2013 1:08 pm

    That RG3 is awesome looking my wife has been wanting an rg3 auto for awhile now since she is a Skins fan I might just have to “try” and pick one if these up as a surprise late Bday gift lol

    Thanks again for the Preview Tracy

  5. April 2, 2013 1:10 pm

    I will say that the packaging alone looks awesome!! I can’t wait to try me a few of these nice packs of cards!

  6. April 2, 2013 1:17 pm

    Excellent looking release, love the Ballard auto. Kinda disappointed that Michael Brockers still isn’t signing, I know a couple people who really want his stuff to come in soon. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  7. April 2, 2013 1:21 pm

    I want the RG3 Book so bad.Great cards.Panini always doing work..

  8. April 2, 2013 1:26 pm

    Wow! Awesome RG3!!!

  9. "the hitman" permalink
    April 2, 2013 1:30 pm

    this are some nice looking cards man!!!!

  10. TJ Curtis permalink
    April 2, 2013 1:39 pm

    Those rookie booklets are absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on a couple. In other news, Chris Rainey takes the award for laziest autograph away from Chris Johnson.

  11. Kevin permalink
    April 2, 2013 1:46 pm

    Solid break, 3 booklets cards and an RG3 auto. About time, you guys were due for a big hit!

  12. April 2, 2013 1:59 pm

    Nice looking cards wish I could afford a couple boxes.

  13. ekalb permalink
    April 2, 2013 2:00 pm

    These look so good!!

  14. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 2, 2013 2:39 pm

    Just plain sick! RG3 is amazing!

  15. tlvincent permalink
    April 2, 2013 3:08 pm

    I’ll take that RG3 if your giving it Haven’t had much luck pulling his auto’s but I have about a dozen Egnews if you guys take trade-ins!!!

  16. Mark permalink
    April 2, 2013 5:38 pm

    I pre-ordered a box, and can’t wait!
    one question, I was under the impression that there was a guaranteed TWO books per box? at least it said that on the sell sheet…?
    just wondering thanks

    • tlvincent permalink
      April 3, 2013 10:57 am

      sell sheet I saw said that “3 of 10 boxes would have 2 books” I think..don’t quote me

  17. Nick Gauder permalink
    April 2, 2013 7:00 pm

    Outstanding!!!! Playbook looks Amazing and Thursday can’t get here fast enough! Great job Panini and that RG3 Booklet is amazing!

  18. April 4, 2013 7:58 am

    LOVE Playbook! Awesome looking cards again! I’d LOVE to have that RG3 Booklet for my PC! I’ll need to look into getting at least one box 🙂 And maybe pull one! CAN’T WAIT! Hoooaahhh! Thanks Sir Tracy!

  19. Toshi permalink
    April 13, 2013 8:50 am

    I would give 5 stars for the effort Panini has done in the production of “Playbook”! My wife purchased this for me as a gift to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. She also got me a rare 1992 Topps Stadium Club High Series complete set with the rare Brett Favre card that list BV $80.00. She’s smart, she got the set for $60.00. Sorry Panini! You weren’t in production in the US in ’92. Don’t worry, I got her a gorgeous diamond ring! Fantastic card stock, outstanding depiction of the players in action poses, and most importantly great packaging! You can’t sell a product in packaging that looks like it cost $0.90 to make. If I had one word to describe this set, it would be “Elegant”! My only caveat is; “Stop doing sticker auto’s on high end products”! That’s like going to a five star restaurant and getting a Big Mac! I hope “Knights Lance” can convince Panini America in changing this one issue ASAP! My hits were as follows; Randall Cunningham Relic “Fabled Fabrics” 30/99, Kevin Zeitler Auto (STICKER) 53/140, Trumaine Johnson Auto (STICKER) 35/140, and a Robert Turbin Book Auto (ON CARD, thank the GODS of sports cards) 7pc. Relic that spells out “Sea Hulk”. This is my very first book! Now I need to go hunt down a one touch magnetic booklet case. Some problems are good problems!


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