Panini readies top NFL Draft picks’ cards for Prestige

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

The names have been called, the jerseys have been made and there’s one thing left to do for Panini America as the NFL Draft continues.

Make the football cards.

Up first on the Texas-based company’s schedule is 2012 Prestige, which arrives in June with No. 1 pick Andrew Luck, No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III, No. 3 pick Trent Richardson and more. (Need an Andrew Luck checklist or OPG? Click here.)

But before the cards can be printed, they must be mocked up. The company unveiled a selection of cards on Thursday night as the Draft carried on.

See the first four … after the jump.


Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

5 Comments

  1. Posted Thursday April 26th, 2012 at 07:19 PM | Permalink

    Wow! You are posting these pics quick Chris.

  2. chrisolds
    Posted Thursday April 26th, 2012 at 07:52 PM | Permalink

    The Topps images were released within a second or two of the commish’s mouth saying their names. These were a bit later.

  3. Dan
    Posted Thursday April 26th, 2012 at 09:29 PM | Permalink

    Will Prestige include the draft day SPs as they have done in previous years?

  4. Dustin Hopper
    Posted Friday April 27th, 2012 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    Why couldnt Panini do this with the 2011 NBA Draft class?

  5. afff
    Posted Friday April 27th, 2012 at 08:49 PM | Permalink

    they look nice might have to try a box or just go and buy the redskins pick RG3

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