Panini Peek: 2012 Panini Black Football

August 28, 2012

In late November, Panini America will introduce a bold, new product to its already-potent 2012 NFL roster with the release of 2012 Panini Black Football, a stunning addition to the football card landscape that delivers a luxurious collecting experience with at least three autographs and two additional hits per 12-card box.

This new chapter in Panini America’s NFL history will be bolstered by the striking Rookie Signature Materials Prime (hard-signed, prime-memorabilia Rookie Cards numbered to 349 or less), the unique Black Printing Plate Redemption Program and Black Materials Quads Prime (featuring four legendary players and four pieces of prime memorabilia).

Panini America officials will also use Black to unveil a new spin on the printing plates by inserting only black plates for the 100 base cards in the set. Collectors who pull the Black Printing Plate 1/1s can redeem them for the remaining three Printing Plates (cyan, magenta and yellow) of that particular card.

Other highlights . . .

  • In addition to the minimum three autographs and two additional hits, each 12-card box also will deliver two base cards, two Rookie Cards, two additional inserts and one parallel
  • Stat Line Materials Prime features between two and four prime pieces of memorabilia housed behind a die-cut stat window specific to each player (numbered to 49 or less)
  • Onyx Materials Jumbo Prime Jersey cards feature an oversized piece of event-worn jersey from the top 2012 NFL rookies with numbering to 10 or less
  • Marks of Distinction autographs incorporate signatures from football’s most popular players (from the past and present) on cards numbered to 99 or less

We’ll have much more on 2012 Panini Black Football right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks and months. But for now, enjoy this extended first look at the product: