2012 Panini Elite football has been shown off over on the Panini blog, and there are already plenty of reasons to be excited.
First, this year, Elite will feature rookies in their NFL uniforms. That is a great improvement already and a reason to be excited. You’ll be able to see your favorite new rookies in this product in their new colors with the four rookie cards per box. With base rookies numbered to 999 with autographs numbered to 699 or less.
You’ll also be able to find other rookie autographs like Rookie Inscriptions which will feature something that hasn’t been done much in professional sports trading cards, with several different colored ink signatures that tell you the scarcity of the card.
There is also a larger retired players component this year with Throwback Threads, Back to the Future, and the return of one of Elite’s staples…Passing the Torch. All of these will feature autographs and game used memorabilia pieces.
And finally, you have your current NFL talent as well with inserts like Hit List, for the defensive standouts, and Prime Numbers featuring some of the top stat producing players. All of these feature autographs or memorabilia cards.
Elite is definitely taking a huge step forward over last year, so make sure you check it out when it releases right after July 4, 2012.
(Click here for a review of 2011 Panini Elite Football to compare to this year.)