Massive Ink Peek: 2012 Press Pass Football


By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

Whether he realizes it or not, Andrew Luck’s Stanford-themed inscription is telling of what many collectors will be shouting when they pull  his exclusive, early season autographs in 2012 Press Pass starting next week. (As in, “I just pulled an Andrew Luck auto, go card!” or “I’m about to sell this Andrew Luck auto, go card!”

The product, as previously noted, will be the first brand to offer Luck-inked cards before the NFL-licensed sets hit the market. Also including inscriptions and red ink from Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Michael Floyd and many more freshman stars,  here’s a look at how the March 21 release looks to extend the luck of St. Patrick’s Day.

All-American autographs, like the one above, and Power Picks will exclusively feature top prospects and can be found in three different numbered variations. Other on-card and limited components include:

  • Press Pass Signings: Featuring 70 newcomers with six different variations
    • Gold X’s and O’x numbered to 199 or less
    • Bronze hashmarks numbered to 99 or less
    • Blue football numbered to 50 or less
    • Red player image numbered to 15 or less (Target retail)
    • Green player image numbered to 15 or less (Wal-Mart retail)
  • Reflector parallels: Mirroring the 50-card base set
    • Holofoil numbered to 299
    • Proof Edition numbered to 100
    • Solo (1/1, hobby only)

Also, here’s a good look at the autograph checklist before the photo-clicking frenzy:

 Player  Position College
Emmanuel Acho LB Texas
Joe Adams WR Arkansas
Dwayne Allen TE Clemson
Vick Ballard RB Mississippi St.
Mark Barron S Alabama
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma St.
Andre Branch DE Clemson
Zach Brown LB North Carolina
Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma
Orson Charles TE Georgia
Audie Cole LB NC State
Quinton Coples DE North Carolina
Kirk Cousins QB Michigan St.
Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi St.
Jared Crick DT Nebraska
Lavonte David LB Nebraska
Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska
Jeremy Ebert WR Northwestern
Michael Egnew TE Missouri
Coby Fleener TE Stanford
Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame
Nick Foles QB Arizona
Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M
Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina
Chris Givens WR Wake Forest
TJ Graham WR NC State
Cyrus Gray RB Texas A&M
Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt
Dan Herron RB Ohio St.
Dont’a Hightower LB Alabama
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
T.Y. Hilton WR Florida International
Jayron Hosley CB Virginia Tech
Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina
LaMichael James RB Oregon
Alshon Jeffrey WR South Carolina
AJ Jenkins WR Illinois
Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
Marvin Jones WR Cal
Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M
Case Keenum QB Houston
Kevin Koger TE Michigan
Luke Kuechly LB Boston College
Travis Lewis LB Oklahoma
Ryan Lindley QB San Diego St.
Andrew Luck QB Stanford
Doug Martin RB Boise St.
Marquis Maze WR Alabama
Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
Lamar Miller RB Miami
Kellen Moore QB Boise St.
Brock Osweiler QB Arizona St.
Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati
Dan Persa QB Northwestern
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
DeVier Posey WR Ohio St.
Brian Quick WR Appalachian St.
Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
Trent Richardson RB Alabama
Gerrell Robinson WR Arizona St.
Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers
Harrison Smith S Notre Dame
Devon Still DT Penn St.
Tommy Streeter WR Miami
Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M
Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
Nick Toon WR Wisconsin
Courtney Upshaw LB Alabama
Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma St.
Russell Wilson QB Wisconsin
Billy Winn DT Boise St.
Jarius Wright WR Arkansas
Kendall Wright WR Baylor



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  1. tom waldron 13 March, 2012 at 09:56

    Hey I didn’t see David wilson of VT HOKIES Does that mean hes only in Sage ??
    thanks love the on card auto’s Press Pass does. Last year our 1st pack was a Cam Newton gold auto/99. Maybe I’ll have same ‘LUCK’ this year.
    thanks Tom

  2. david jones 15 March, 2012 at 17:06

    wonder if Posey and Herron will have any inscription cards i sure would love one that says im sorry

  3. RJ 16 March, 2012 at 18:12

    These cards are nice looking, however, I do not like these cards with no autograph. I am all for inscriptions, but the Lamar Miller card which is signed “Miller Time” would not interest me at all. The other picture that irritates me the most is RG III’s autographed card that says “Sic Em Bears.” Again, not upset with the inscription, but the lack of his autograph on the card itself would sadden me if I pulled this card. I would hope that they would have an autograph as well.

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