Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Early Preview Images Of 2012 Panini Americana

Panini has released some early preview images of the upcoming Americana release, titled Americana Heroes & Legends, set to hit store shelves July 11, 2012. There has been no information regarding price but they are changing the pack out, now there will be 18 packs per box with 10 cards per pack (a change from 2011’s 4 packs per box w/ 5 cards per pack). Each box will contain 3 autographs/memorabilia cards along with 9 inserts and 1 parallel.

The Summer Olympics are set to open in London in late July so Panini worked in Olympic athletes in to the set including autographs and memorabilia from Winter and Summer Olympians. There is also an insert/subset called USA Medals which will feature medal winning Olympians with an actual piece of gold, silver or bronze embedded in to the card.
One of the highlights of the set is a special Eisenhower card #/4; the card features an actual General Star from Eisenhower’s uniform along with a cut signature from the General/Former President. Eisenhower eventually became a 5-Star General before the end of World War II so I am guessing Panini could only obtain 4 stars for these cards.

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