The Panini America Drool Gallery: Sneaking a Peek Inside 2012 Playbook Football

February 22, 2013

Panini America 2012 Playbook Football Pre-Ink (117)

In order to remain successful on the field, any good football team knows it’s imperative to continue refining, improving and expanding its playbook — and that’s precisely why Panini America officials have raised the bar considerably on 2012 Playbook Football, the highly anticipated sequel to last season’s debut product that seeks to redefine the NFL booklet card genre.

To that end, the company has redesigned the base Rookie Booklet RCs for 2012, incorporating intricate acetate die-cutting, player-worn memorabilia on both sides of the booklet and a shadow-box effect for the on-acetate autograph window, signaling an exciting new chapter for the category and pushing the creative limits on booklet-card possibilities. The results, as you’ll see in the preview gallery below, are quite spectacular.

In addition to those design enhancements, company officials also have added several unique phrase, nickname and characteristic die-cut versions (including some featuring eight pieces of memorabilia) for each of the 35 players who appear in the Playbook Materials rookie subset, and we offer a telling tease of those below, too.

The following cards are fresh from the Panini America production facility and have already been counted, cataloged and expedited to the respective players on them for signing. The next time you see these beauties, they’ll be autographed. But this early pre-ink peek should whet your appetite until then.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.