Preview: 2012 Panini Playbook Football

Panini releases a new Football product in 2012 Panini Playbook Football.


Look for the top rookies of the 2012 season with the Rookie Signatures set. All cards will be numbered to 149 or less, including black parallels numbered to 1. Also look out for Accolades Signatures which features some of the best players in NFL history, these cards are numbered to 49 or less.

There will also be various relic sets including Fabled Fabrics which features NFL legends and are numbered to 99 or less. There are also prime versions numbered to 49 or less.

Don’t forget about the Rookie Booklet cards either. These cards are sure to look amazing, with a jumbo swatch, jumbo patch and autograph all on one card? Sign me up for that, these cards will be numbered to 149 or less, including Printing Press Plate 1 of 1’s.


Each box contains 1 pack with 4 cards per pack. In each box, it will contain 1 rookie autograph, 1 memorabilia card, 1 on-card rookie booklet, and 1 autograph or memorabilia card per box.

You can find the product at DA Card World for around $190 when it releases April 3, 2013.

You can also find the checklist on Cardboard Connection and more information on the official Panini America blog.

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Collector’s should keep look for autograph relic cards. There will also be dual versions to be had. Also be on the lookout for the autograph rookie cards. It will feature 35 rookies.

The cards I’m looking forward to most are the autograph QB Playbook cards. There will be 7 different book cards that features a quarterback next to his favorite play. These will be hand drawn and signed in silver (on a black card). There is no doubt these cards will look amazing in person.

Another thing to look forward to are the Nickname autograph book cards. You can find up to 30 book cards that features a players nick name. Don’t forget about the relic cards, though. There will be Rookie Quad Relics, Rookie Quad Combo Relics, Primary Piece Relics and more!


Each box contains 1 pack with 4 cards. In each box, it will contain 1 autograph or  memorabilia card.

You can find the product at DA Card World for around $95 a box when it releases on February 20, 2013.

You can also find the checklist on the Cardboard Connection.

Preview: 2011 Panini Playbook Football

A new Panini football product is on the horizon for this season, and it’s 2011 Panini Playbook football. It looks like kind of a mix of National Treasures and Gold Standard as far as the product set up goes, but with booklet cards.

Coming in April 4, 2012, Playbook is a high-end product with 4 cards per pack featuring one on-card autographed prime memorabilia rookie booklet card, one regular rookie autograph, one memorabilia card, and one additional autograph, prime material, or autographed booklet card. You can now see why the name of this product is “Playbook”.

The set is 136 card with 50 common signatures (#’d to 99 or less), 50 rookie signatures silver (#’d to 299 or less), and 36 rookie booklets silver (#’d to 399 or less).

Some of the better hits in this product will be Chronicle Signature Booklets featuring 8 signatures and will be numbered to just 10, Playbook Materials Booklets which will have 8 pieces of game used material, Accolades Signatures which are some of the best veteran and retired autographs in the game, and Limited Edition Materials which feature some memorabilia swatches.

Remember, April 4, 2012, and about $200 for this product.

Look for more details soon but check out this post on the Panini blog for some more information and pictures. Personally, I love the use of booklets here as booklets are becoming ever more popular and a good on-card signature booklet card is a great collectible. Kudos to Panini on getting some on-card autographs for these beautiful looking cards.