Not everyone can afford a Corvette. To a similar end, not everyone can swing for a box or two of 2012 Panini National Treasures Football. For both, that's part of the prestige. They're ultra high-end products that come with similarly high-end price tags. But unlike a Corvette where you can't buy a piece of the action, collectors can still get in on National Treasures through single-card sales. And what options there are.
As with past years, 2012 Panini National Treasures is the pinnacle of the company's gridiron offerings. Ink and memorabilia run freely throughout the set. Not only are the checklists large, but the focus is primarily on premier players.
Leading the way are the rookies. All 2012 Panini National Treasures Football rookie cards are numbered to 99 copies. Some first-year players, primarily the lesser names of the 2012 rookie class, have autographs. However, most of the standouts have a Rookie Signature Materials card that includes both an on-card autograph and a patch piece. Many of these patch swatches come from instantly recognizable parts of the jersey, making them even more appealing to a lot of collectors. For those fortunate enough to pull an Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, they're looking at a likely four-figure return should they opt to sell.
The strong rookie content continues with jumbo patches, book cards and even rarer parallels.
For those looking for high-end hits from veteran and retired players, National Treasures has those too. NFL Greatest Signatures, Colossal patch cards and Virtuoso autographs are among those that have been hot in early sales.
Below is a list of the 50 most-watched 2012 Panini National Treasures Football single-card auctions currently listed on eBay. It's compiled in real-time and is continually updating itself.
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| E-Mail Author Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.
His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.
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