Gallery: Panini America Provides a Pre-Ink Peek at 2012 Absolute Football RCs

Late yesterday evening, several large boxes arrived at the Panini America receiving dock, freshly delivered from the company's printing facility across town. While the packaging labels on the outside of those boxes -- "2012 Panini Absolute FB" -- foretold of promising contents, I didn't get the chance to actually see what was inside until today. By the time I made…

Redskins Rookie RB Alfred Morris Has Been on Panini America’s Radar Since June

Long before Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris was a deep, deep fantasy sleeper in August or the hot waiver-wire pickup just a few weeks later, he was already a permanent fixture in Panini America's 2012 NFL lineup. Indeed, there was a reason that Panini America officials included Morris' first Rookie Cards and autographs in the June release of…

Voting Starts for the 2012 Week 4 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week (Must-See Gallery)

Want to know who gets more excited than Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi Max with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative. So it comes as no surprise that once again this season — for the second straight year — Panini America and Pepsi would join forces to help promote Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week voting and Panini America NFL Rookie…

Panini America Provides Incentive to RG III Collectors in 2012 Prominence Football

When Panini America's new 2012 Prominence Football makes its hobby debut on Wednesday, it will be bolstered by five different Rookie Cards of each of the 35 superstars who attended the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. In essence, five of Panini America's most popular Rookie Card subsets -- Autographed Nameplate Letters, Autographed NFL Team Field Plates, Autographed Team Logo Patches, Autographed NFL Team Helmets and Autographed…

Panini America Previews the Pen Pals Insert Coming in 2012 Prime Signatures Football

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…

Browns RB Trent Richardson Wins Week 2 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Running back Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns is the Week 2 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 13-17, the NFL announced today. Richardson tallied a game-high 109 yards rushing and one touchdown in the Browns' 34-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Richardson also caught four passes for 36 yards and another touchdown.…

Is Panini America’s Dress for Success Insert the Best-Kept Secret of the NFL Season?

Panini America's 2012 Rookies & Stars Longevity Football, the retail-oriented  relative to both the hobby and standard retail versions of 2012 Rookies & Stars Football, finally made its way to store shelves last week. But that, of course, is not really the news hook here. The big story, at least to me, is that it includes a few exclusive insert…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prominence Football (Part 1)

It's a busier-than-normal day here at the Panini America production facility. While the Panini America hockey team is sequestered just down the hall hand-packing 2011-12 Dominion Hockey, NFL brand manager Aik Tongtharadol is running point on the quality-control process for the dazzling new 2012 Prominence Football. Due out in hobby shops next week, Prominence delivers a diverse and enjoyable collecting experience…

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Wins Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 5-10, the NFL announced today. Griffin III completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, finishing his regular-season debut with a 139.9 passer rating. He added 42 yards rushing on 10 carries as…
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