Panini America Presents: A Complete Visual Guide to the 2012 Black Friday Base Set

November 17, 2012

Day by day and preview by preview, collectors from coast to coast seem to be growing noticeably more excited for Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion. Hopefully, The Knight’s Lance has helped fan the flames of anticipation this week with a plethora of previews intent on showing you everything this special initiative has to offer.
To date, we’ve teased the game-used Super Bowl XLVI memorabilia insert and the unique player-worn hat cards produced specifically and exclusively for Black Friday. We’ve shared with you some of the Cracked Ice autograph parallels and the always-popular Tools of the Trade memorabilia insert. What we haven’t shown you up to now is any of the 50-card base set.

And we’re not going to show you any part of it today, either. Instead, we’re going to show you all of it. Each and every fantastically designed base card in the set, one by one, in the following gallery. For those counting at home (and we know you are), that’s 23 veteran stars spanning all four major sports and 27 Rookie Cards, each numbered to 599 on the back.
Gifted with arresting aesthetics, the striking base set features bold team colors and vertical orientation on the first 23 cards, then flips into horizontal mode for the distinctly ornamented RCs that stay true to the Black Friday theme.
Truth is, we could go on and on about the way this set looks. But you take a look and let us know what you think. Without further ado, we present, in order, the 50-card 2012 Panini America Black Friday base set: