Panini Peek Preview Gallery: 2011 Panini Playbook Football (34 Must-See Images)

February 09, 2012

The Knight’s Lance loyalists (and we thank you) will remember a particular post from early January that included the discovery of what appeared to be a new mystery NFL product on the Panini America Routing Table. Well, I’m happy to report that just minutes ago, the seeming cloak of secrecy was ripped off and, indeed, a new product was unveiled — and it’s coming in April.

2011 Panini Playbook Football — an elegant, high-end, booklet-based product that will complete Panini America’s 2011 NFL product season — will arrive April 4 packing one on-card-signed, prime-memorabilia-piece Rookie Premiere Booklet, one rookie autograph, one memorabilia card and one additional autograph, prime-piece memorabilia card or booklet card in every four-card pack.

We’ll give you a second to take that in . . .

2011 Panini Playbook Football features a 136-card base set that includes 50 Common Signatures numbered to 99 or less, 50 Rookies Signature Silver numbered to 299 or less and 36 Rookies Booklet Silver numbered to 399 or less.

Other product highlights include:

  • Chronicle Signatures Booklets containing up to eight autographs and numbered to 10 or less
  • Playbook Materials Booklets injected with up to eight pieces of game-worn memorabilia and numbered to 49 or less
  • Accolades Signatures autographs from stars of today and yesterday numbered to 49 or less
  • Limited Edition Materials memorabilia cards featuring top NFL stars and retired greats numbered to 49 or less

Four-card packs of the every-card’s-a-hit Playbook will be packaged in 10-pack cases that should yield at least one Playbook Material card and at least three top-tier RPS Rookie Booklets. Production on many of those top RPS Booklets, it should be noted, has been completed and many of those cards are now on their way to the respective rookie superstars for signing.

Before they left Panini America HQ, however, I snapped a few pics just to give collectors a better understanding of the dynamic beauty that awaits. You can see those images, as well as additional preview mock-ups, in the gallery that follows.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates in the coming days.