Panini America Examines Rich Rookie Card Content in 2012 Prizm Football (Gallery)

January 24, 2013

Panini America 2012 Prizm Football Rookie Cards (52)

Over the last month or so, we’ve shared beaming bits and eye-popping pieces of just about everything that 2012 Prizm Football will offer when it releases to the hobby next Wednesday. But one aspect of Panini America’s newest NFL product that hasn’t been touched upon in great detail — at least until today — are the Rookie Cards.

Indeed, Prizm’s stacked lineup of colorful, collectible and unparalleled parallels has served to steal much of the pre-release headlines so far. But the product is about more than just vibrant colors and improved technology. It’s also about honoring one of the greatest draft classes of all time with a deep RC checklist — and a few twists.

There are 100 Rookie Cards in 2012 Prizm Football that are seeded one per pack in both hobby and retail, and all are paralleled by Prizm, Red Prizm (hobby only), Green Prizm (retail only), Gold Prizm and Finite Black Prizm versions. In addition (and here’s where the twist comes in), there are 25 players who appear on hobby-exclusive, photo-variation RCs that fall one per box on average.

In the gallery that follows, we’ve provided a comprehensive preview of Prizm Football’s Rookie Card lineup, including a few detailing some of the variations. Enjoy this extended first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.