Panini plans auction for special Prizm parallel


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Panini isn’t done with the 2012 football season.

In one of the most exciting football seasons on cards, Panini America is putting together special cards collectors can only get at auction.

Panini created special one-of-a-kind Prizm Pylon parallels featuring an orange color scheme. The first 10 cards of the 300-card set will be auctioned for 24 hours starting April 19 at noon (Central time).

“2012 was a truly spectacular year for licensed NFL trading cards, easily one of the best of all time,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “And we wanted to create a unique and fitting celebration to honor it. That’s what the Prizm Pylon Parallel promotion is all about.”

The auction will run for 30 days with 10 new cards going live each day. The auctions will include all the top players from the 2012 season such as Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Joe Flacco.

And once the auction is finished – it’s time for the 2013 season on cards.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


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  1. ddizzal 11 April, 2013 at 14:20

    way to ruin a good thing, maybe they can do 1998 prizm rookies set next so we can get a peyton manning rookie!!! how about a 1984 edition???

  2. Ed 11 April, 2013 at 15:49

    I agree, those should have gone into a product. They will probably sell like crazy, at least the big names and some of the rookies.

    So if they (Panini) is going to start auctioning off new stuff themselves, why will they need dealers?
    Can we start getting all our boxes direct from Panini now?

    They could have at least put them in something, God knows they surely have enough product coming out.

  3. Tom Waldron 11 April, 2013 at 17:30

    Translation: Hi we had such a bang up year pulling the wool over everone’s eyes we thought you’d at least fall for this one.
    I totally agree the Nat Treasures or Playbook could’ve used it or Contenders this kind of crossover we all could understand or even and I hate to even say the word REDEMPTIONS for these cards.
    So many good ideas but this is such Bs But it will make money I’m wating for the Panini online exclusve next.
    I’m gusessing here but look for it soon— how about DONRUS KINGS ONLINE . Whatever Happened to the CONTENDERS PREVIEW AUTO’S that used to come out of Certified I think or Limited. Those were really cool ideas. I really liked the Retail exclusives with Pepsi rc’s of week.
    Come on Panini dont ruin a good thing
    Just saying …..

  4. Ryan R 11 April, 2013 at 20:18

    I’d rather buy boxes straight from the company as well, buying a hobby box for suggested retail price might be nice.

    As for this, well there are reasons the hobby is much smaller than it used to be, abusing good rookie classes is one of them

  5. Richard 12 April, 2013 at 06:26

    They should of put these in products but everyone WOW…these are just spectacular looking.Its what we all preach about as collectors…great looking product.Great job Panini,we’ll done.But shame on you for not putting it in products for a chance for every collector to pull,because we all know these cards are going in the hands of the deep pocked collector….for that shame on you Panini….but again WOW these are just great looking.

  6. kevin hurt 12 April, 2013 at 21:27

    I agree guys this was such a good rookie class every card company tripled there products and made so many new ones. hell there are several more still to come a luck or rg3 rc auto with as many as there are to chose from they will be worth very little. it just feels like the 80s all over again they are driving collectors away and killing the hobby big time.

  7. J.R. 13 April, 2013 at 00:20

    Do we know anything about the parallels? How many of each were made? Serial numbered? Details please.

  8. Shill bidder 15 April, 2013 at 05:15

    I can’t wait for this product and auction to start? Really? Wow infinite cards with orange spray paint on them! The only people making out on this whole ordeal is Panini and I can’t wait to see how much these cards will go for. Topps blank backs anyone? These are for the people that wipe with hundreds and or shill bidders that work for the company that are going to bid the average joe out of a small mortgage payment. FAIL

  9. Michael Pereira 17 April, 2013 at 11:47

    Pure cash grab. Hate how many parallels there are now a days. Just read that Topps Platinum rookie autos are going to have 10 parallels. That’s 10 parallels for a 50 card set just screams out fillers. The problem with the industry and the hobby is we now demand more hits in a product, so the industry has to produce more autos while setting it up to not look like their are 366 actual copies (Topps Platinum) with nothing distinguishing them from each other than a serial number or a color. That’s why certain products that have very limited autos and number them all are always the prized products of the year (National Treasure and Exquisite).

    I swear I think Topps just goes outside with a paintball gun full of different colors and shots it at a wall. Whatever comes out is include in a new parallel to add to the crayon box of parallels. Just give me a good action photo that’s not a zoomed in or player cut out, a clean design, and a limited amount that includes base limits.

    Case and point -> How beautiful are the National Treasure Gladiators subset and THEY AREN’T EVEN AUTOED!

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