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Must-See: Panini America Cracks First Case of 2012 National Treasures Football (Video)

April 8, 2013


In terms of NFL trading card releases, they don’t get much bigger, better or more anticipated than Panini America’s National Treasures Football. And since every indication so far has led us to believe that 2012 is the biggest, best and most anticipated of them all, well, we have a special way to kickoff 2012 National Treasures Football Release Week.

For starters, we have a special behind-the-scenes video (shot from the floor of the Panini America production facility) that details the first Quality Control box of the product being opened and revealed. But that’s not nearly revealing enough. So after the quick video recap of that box, we provide a comprehensive gallery detailing the results of the other three boxes from that first case.

First, enjoy the video:

Now, enjoy the gallery:

51 Comments leave one →
  1. tlvincent permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:24 pm

    Pretty sick, lot to like in this gallery, that Nick Foles is pretty sweet, and the RG3 also awesome, best thing about this product though is the wide assortment of RC’s, Vets, and retired/HOFers, you never know what you might get or see!!!

  2. Scott permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:24 pm

    Please rename this product NASTY TREASURES next year! Looks amazing guys! Congrats!

  3. April 8, 2013 2:26 pm

    Just absolute nastiness year in, year out!! Best product top to bottom. Congrats on another stellar NT product, Panini!

  4. April 8, 2013 2:28 pm

    Awesome Product! Thanks for the video helped me take my mind of the Cubs being beat up already this afternoon!

  5. thetruth17 permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:29 pm

    Can’t Wait ! Especially if every box is going to deliver 9 hits. Thanks for the preview Tracy, and Hi Ben 🙂

  6. barcafan1033 permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:33 pm

    National Treasures looks very impressive (doesn’t it always). If that was an average case, I think there will be a lot of happy collectors this year.

    Thanks for the preview.

  7. tlvincent permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:33 pm

    Tracy, These videos rock, keep em coming…

  8. harynjk permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:34 pm

    I really like these behind-the-scenes videos, i would like to see more of them.

  9. pete2199 permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:34 pm

    wow that is the only word I can say about this. My wallet will be empty after this product.

  10. flawlessdiamondz79 permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:36 pm

    Nice peek at the products.Nice Elway one of my faves.

  11. chris ryker permalink
    April 8, 2013 2:38 pm

    Amazing stuff as always!! I wish i could afford it though!!

  12. Dan permalink
    April 8, 2013 3:27 pm

    This stuff looks great! I especially love the HOF slide-out autos, they look very sharp!

  13. Michael Pereira permalink
    April 8, 2013 3:29 pm

    Wish the price for this stuff was lower. Feel like only case breakers can afford this stuff and then charge want ever they want for them in the secondary market. That $500 mark is my rent money. This is as close to seeing a case of this stuff as I can ever get. Sucks.

  14. April 8, 2013 3:33 pm

    I like how the retired greats are in B&W.

  15. Michael Phillips permalink
    April 8, 2013 3:37 pm

    Such a beautiful design…love the Black & White photos on the Legends cards. Only complaint is that the AJ Jenkins has the #88 patches we’re seeing in every product when he is actually jersey #17. The Rookie Premier uniforms weaken the value and in the highest of high-end products you’d think there would be actual game used memorabilia instead of “event” worn.

  16. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 8, 2013 3:47 pm

    Impressive preview between the video and the gallery, I’m honestly confused by the patches in the AJ Jenkins booklet though. Can you explain how a player whose jersey number is 17 can produce a patch that looks very clearly like an 8? Overall I love what I see though! Thanks Tracy!

    • April 8, 2013 3:56 pm

      That material was taken from jerseys that Jenkins wore for us at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Tom.

      • hudsonfan15 permalink
        April 9, 2013 5:45 am

        Thanks for the response Tracy, I see others had the same question on YouTube so thanks for addressing that!

  17. Smithy-the Card Smither permalink
    April 8, 2013 3:57 pm

    Awesome looking cards. A suggestion that I think might help this product is if each box comes with 9 hits? It looks like for $500. Then sell mini boxes for $250 with 4 to 5 hits that way collectors with a limited budget could experience some of National Treasures Dynamics. Also, do I hear an intense hard to find scavenger hunt approaching? 😉

  18. Teamsuperdope permalink
    April 8, 2013 4:00 pm

    Great looking product! Just one question: Will Boxes come in the wood box like previous sets or in a tin like 2012 NT Baseball?

  19. Josh Iaquitno permalink
    April 8, 2013 7:10 pm

    Insane stuff!! Very excited to start cracking into these boxes. Like the added books and the HOF pullouts. Thanks for the preview Tracy.

  20. Adrian Romero permalink
    April 8, 2013 7:45 pm

    Salivating can’t wait 🙂

  21. April 8, 2013 7:47 pm

    really like the Doug Martin insert and the Floyd/Wright dual tag.

  22. Nick Gauder permalink
    April 8, 2013 8:48 pm

    Next week can’t get here fast enough!!! This looks like it will be the BEST NT ever!! Great job Panini and I hope I cut a LOT of haircuts this week and next week so I can buy 2 boxes instead of just one. Keep up the great work Panini and great video Tracy!

  23. Michael E permalink
    April 8, 2013 9:04 pm

    Product looks fantastic fellas and great job with collation through these 4 boxes!

  24. April 8, 2013 9:13 pm

    Mick Barnes @sdbolt32 Nice Job Tracy.I also loved the Logos ou did in the other preview.Cant wait Love the product and the Best Card Company.

  25. Nik permalink
    April 8, 2013 11:51 pm

    When and where can i buy one of these?

  26. deloreanfan81 permalink
    April 9, 2013 12:21 am

    very sick case

  27. MikeyEsq permalink
    April 9, 2013 12:22 am

    Pleasantly surprised 🙂 The live cards look a lot better than the mock-ups and pre-release galleries. In prior posts they looked very plain w/ too much white empty space on card. These seem to “pop” more and definitely dont look so boring. My tax refund came in last week so I ended up ordering a second case…Ben Ecklar may end up being my best friend or worst enemy! hahahaha jk 😛 Thanks Tracy…going to bed with visions of RPA’s dancing through my head, hehe

  28. Chad permalink
    April 9, 2013 12:26 am

    Tracy—confused. Says 8 cards per box in selling but the video says there is 12 cards per box. In your box break, box 3 only has 11 cards. Is it 8, 11 or 12? Box 3 has no booklet so there should be 12 cards.

    • April 9, 2013 6:36 am

      It’s more than eight. The ones I’ve seen have had either 11 or 12. Will try to get a definitive answer from Product Development.

  29. Jim permalink
    April 9, 2013 1:34 am

    I believe it’s pronounced Tark-en-ton……not Tarkington.

    • SGP FB Guy permalink
      April 9, 2013 9:07 am

      Must be my non-existent accent! Happy to say I was at Tark-en-ton’s final game vs. Dallas Cowboys in Texas Stadium!

  30. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 9, 2013 5:22 am

    Sweet RG3..but you know me Tracy..I so want that Victor Cruuuuuuuuuuuuzzz

    • Sport Card Collectors permalink
      April 13, 2013 3:10 pm

      Just realized i messed up its JPP not Cruz lol. 90 not 80. Guess need my eyes checked esp after attempting, giving up, on scavenger hunt despite wanting RG3 bad

  31. April 9, 2013 7:45 am

    Absolutely PHENOMENAL!!:-) Great job guys:-)

  32. April 9, 2013 8:29 am

    Very nice and clean, I love how the patches are orientated to make the most out of them like the SeaHawk head. I was VERY impressed there was not a rather large SQUEEE from you when you saw that nice Elway card Mr Hackler.

  33. rninete permalink
    April 9, 2013 8:46 am

    The product looks great and myself and our shop customers are very excited. If the breakdown is 9 auto mem and 3 commons per box, we will all be that much more excited to get this product in our hands.

    I think you guys have yet another hit on your hands!

  34. April 9, 2013 9:31 am

    The “Franchise Favorites” cards are some of the BEST designed cards I’ve EVER seen. Well done!

  35. April 9, 2013 11:45 am

    12 cards per pack, that is massive for ultra-high end.

  36. Dave Wampole permalink
    April 9, 2013 3:36 pm

    Very simply, can’t wait. Tax refund is late but’s good to know people who own card shops that can wait a week for 25% of payment for my first case…if it goes well enough I think I see a second case in my future…going to work with visions of on-card legend’s, and that AJ Jenkins you guys pulled, dancing in my head (like that other guy said earlier up about sleeping…) hahaahhahaha….5 DAYS!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • April 9, 2013 7:58 pm

      Absolutely LOVE your excitement.

      • Dave Wampole permalink
        April 9, 2013 11:11 pm

        Thanks Tracy, I’m sure it’s gonna live up to the hype!

  37. April 9, 2013 4:45 pm

    wow looks amazing. These are some of the best national treasures i’ve ever seen! Can’t wait. Thanks Tracy!

  38. April 13, 2013 3:22 pm

    As a Nick Foles collector, I have to say his cards are absolute gorgeous! Thanks for the great product.


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