A little more on 2012 Score Football


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

There are a couple different products set collectors look forward to during the football season. One of the big ones comes out next week – 2012 Score from Panini America.

One of the greatest appeals is the price point. Packs cost about $1. Again, that’s one whole dollar.

But at that kind of price, one would think there wouldn’t be much to offer in 2012 Score. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The set includes 400 cards: 300 commons and 100 Rookie Cards. In one box, collectors can expect 24 Rookie Cards, 36 Glossy, six parallels, 25 inserts and another three to four cards of either parallels or inserts. With 36 packs in a box and prices for hobby boxes n the $30 range, football set collectors could enjoy this.

Beckett did a first look at 2012 Score in May, but with the product closer to release, let’s break it down even more with a gallery of pictures from Panini … after the jump.

One of the reasons Score is able to keep the price down is the company keeps the hits down. With four autographs in every case, the hits are rare, but not impossible to get.

Panini adds value with numbered parallels (Artist’s Proofs, Red Zone and End Zone will be numbered), glossy cards, printing plates (1/1) and inserts.

After 24 years of the name brand, collectors might recognize some of the reprints.

Panini has put together reprints of original designs using different photography from years such as 1989, 1995 and 2001. In the preview images, you can see Deion Sanders, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning featured on the reprints – some of the all-time best.

We’re still waiting on a checklist, but with 400 cards, can we just say everyone is included?

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. Andy 10 July, 2012 at 13:06

    Glad they reprinted that Kerry Collins rookie. I never could afford one the first time, it was way too expensive. :P

  2. zotster 10 July, 2012 at 21:56

    To tell you the truth, I think the set’s too small. While 400 cards may seem big compared to most sets these days, that’s still an average of less than 10 veteran cards per team. For die-hard loyal team followers, that leaves at least 15 players that can be considered starters out of the set and maybe 30 or more players that make solid contributions during the season that we can’t get cards for. I’d love to see Score get bumped up to as many as 800-900 veterans to go with those 100 rookies. Or maybe Panini could make factory Score team sets (like it has done), but with 25-30 cards per team set, with many of those players exclusive to the team sets.

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