Panini America Presents: A Complete Visual Guide to the 2012 Black Friday Insert Sets

November 18, 2012

With the exception of yesterday’s massive card-by-card breakdown of the captivating base set, most of what we’ve previewed so far of Panini America’s highly anticipated and exclusive 2012 Black Friday release have been special insert cards including either player-worn and game-used memorabilia, autographs or both.
But today, we’re previewing another as-yet-unseen part of 2012 Black Friday, the base insert lineup that spans all four major North American sports and includes, among other things, one legendary rapper, a healthy helping of fabled Panini America themes from the past and the stunning Panini Collection that incorporates the company’s new HD+ imaging technology.

Aside from a stacked checklist that includes two Elite Series cards, original-art-styled Gridiron Kings, Diamond Kings, Court Kings and Ice Kings, 2012 Black Friday’s base insert lineup also includes six cards honoring one player from each of the teams participating in the NFL’s three Thanksgiving Day games just hours before the start of Black Friday.
As for the presence of Biz Markie in the set, let’s just say being the guest DJ at Panini America’s VIP party during last summer’s 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention has its card-carrying advantages.
Just as we did yesterday, we’re unveiling every card in the base insert set, one at a time, in the gallery that follows. Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional Black Friday details in the coming days, including additional sneak peeks and the complete list of local hobby shops participating in next week’s promotion.