One of the greatest challenges card makers face is coming up with designs that are distinct from one another and deliver what collectors are looking for. The 2012 Panini Crown Royale Football Rookie Silhouette cards certainly meet this criteria. While the combination of a jersey swatch and autograph is hardly anything new, the presentation is what makes these stand out.
Rookie Silhouettes have a layered look to them. A die-cut player image is one on the side. The signature is on the bottom of the card in a white box. They use a mix of hard signatures and stickers. But the real centerpiece is the jumbo player-worn jersey swatch in the middle of the card. Placed underneath the player image, they add a simple but attractive dynamic to the design. Many are further enhanced by multi-color patches.
Numbered as a part of the regular set, they are official rookie cards. Inserted one per 2012 Panini Crown Royale hobby box, Rookie Silhouette cards are numbered to either 249 or 349. They also have five levels of autographed parallels numbered as low as 5. Retail packs have non-autographed Rookie Silhouette cards numbered to 299. These also have different photos.
The biggest drawback of the 2012 Panini Crown Royale Football Rookie Silhouettes is that nearly half of them are redemptions. Of the 35 cards in the subset, 17 require a wait -- at least for the base versions. A couple of cards have parallel versions live in packs.
Here's a complete gallery of all the Rookie Silhouette cards found in 2012 Panini Crown Royale packs. Where possible, we have also included images of redemption subjects with some parallels in packs.
2012 Panini Crown Royale Football Rookie Silhouette Visual Guide
Please note that redemptions are not pictured unless parallel versions were inserted in packs. Click on the player name to shop for singles on eBay.
251 A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers #/349
252 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears #/349
253 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts #/249
254 Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens #/349 - Redemption
255 Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns #/249
256 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams #/349
257 Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos #/249
258 Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams #/349 - Redemption
259 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts #/349 - Redemption
260 David Wilson, New York Giants #/249 - Redemption
261 DeVier Posey, Houston Texans #/349 - Redemption
262 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers #/249 - Redemption
263 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts #/349
264 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams #/249
265 Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings #/349
266 Joe Adams, Carolina Panthers #/349 - Redemption
267 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars #/249 - Redemption
268 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans #/249 - Redemption
269 Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins #/249
270 LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers #/349 - Redemption
271 Michael Egnew, Miami Dolphins #/349
272 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals #/249 - Redemption
273 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals #/249
274 Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles #/349 - Redemption
275 Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints #/349 - Redemption
276 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins #/249
277 Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks #/349 - Redemption
278 Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos #/349
279 Rueben Randle, New York Giants #/349
280 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks #/349 - Redemption
281 Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions #/349
282 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins #/249
283 Stephen Hill, New York Jets #/249 - Redemption
284 T.J. Graham, Buffalo Bills #/349
285 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns #/249 - Redemption
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