Panini’s 2012 Black Football is still a couple of months away but early preview shots are starting to make their appearance.
Each 12-card box is rumored to cost around $300-350 and will contain two base cards, two rookie cards, two inserts, one parallel, three autographs and two additional hits (either auto, relic or auto/relic cards).
The Rookie Signature Materials Prime are on-card autographs but it appears that the remaining autograph inserts are sticker autographs. Panini is also trying something new with the printing plates, only the black printing plates for each base card (100 card checklist) will be inserted in to boxes and when pulled the collector will be able to redeem the other three printing plates (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow).
There is something about the combination of black and football that works so well together. The on-card silver autographs accent the card even more. Not that I expect to purchase any of these cards due to the high price point but I think Panini did a nice job.