Fifteen cards. Fifty-one autographs. That's the quick math at work in the ink-addled gallery that follows previewing the vaunted Pen Pals insert coming later this season inside 2012 Prime Signatures Football. The incredible display of ink was collected at last May's 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere and includes on-card signatures from more than 25 of the top rookies from this season.
Fifteen cards. Fifty-one autographs. That’s the quick math at work in the ink-addled gallery that follows previewing the vaunted Pen Pals insert coming later this season to 2012 Prime Signatures Football. The incredible display of ink was collected by Panini America at last May’s 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere and includes on-card signatures from more than 25 of the top rookies from this season.
The venerable Pen Pals insert has been one of the hobby’s most adored multi-player autograph inserts since its landmark debut way back in 1998 as part of the Inscriptions brand. In the 15 seasons since, more than 340 single cards — featuring veteran stars and first-year phenoms alike — have carried the Pen Pals name.
But with one of the most high-upside rookie crops in years gracing this year’s installment, look for the Pen Pals franchise to receive a considerable boost in profile and secondary-market performance when 2012 Prime Signatures releases late this season.
Until then, we get you ready for another glorious NFL Sunday with this extensive preview gallery. Enjoy.
18 Replies to “Panini America Previews the Pen Pals Insert Coming in 2012 Prime Signatures Football”
Are you guys still making national treasures? Football or basketball.
Sweet set. There are some brilliant PenPal autos from the original sets, Marino/Montana, Aikman/Irvin, Favre/Elway, Rice/Sanders, Young/Elway/Aikman… those are legends of the fall right there. I love the fact that Panini is putting effort into buffing-up the set. It’s a seminal set, no joke.
Those are really cool, my favorite autograph style, this year by far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wished some them were my pen pal
Great preview on this nfl packed day
That is awesome-memorabilia cards with that would be even better.
Are there any Derek Wolfe autographs in your products?
Paul, my store just did a signing with Derek over the weekend. Incredibly nice guy and one heck of a football player.
That triple auto with Tannehill, Miller, and Egnew is awesome. These look very sharp, do know will these have pretty limited print runs?
Great work as always.
Pen pals looks AMAZING! This rookie class is PHENOMANAL this year! Keep up the great work Panini!! Tracy, you have done a great job keeping us collectors informed!
Wow! Pulling Autos of the BIG STARS keeps my customers very happy. When my customers are happy, I’m happy. Panini has been very generous with Robert Griffin III autos and Andrew Luck autos in all your products. THANKS PANINI ! I look forward to seeing HUGE HITS of RG3 & Luck Prime Signatures by my customers.
Great looking insert set as always, excellent decision to add it to the Prime Sigs brand as well. After all these years I still haven’t landed one 🙁 Thanks Tracy!
Hello, I have been trying to put this set together,has anyone heard a print run on these yet ???
Hey Tracy- are the print runs for these listed yet? Thanks.