2012 Panini Prizm Football Rookie Variations Guide

2012 Panini Prizm Football Rookie Variations Guide

In case the chase for multiple Refractor parallels wasn't enough, 2012 Panini Prizm Football has 25 rookie variations to track down. They also have a limited number of Refractors as well. 2012 Panini Prizm Football rookie variations are focused largely on the top first-year players. Some have obvious differences that are easy to recognize. For others, it's much trickier. Hopefully you practiced playing "Spot the Difference" on the back of Highlights magazines when you were a kid.

Shop for 2012 Panini Prizm Rookie Variations on eBay.

2012 Panini Prizm Football rookie variations fall approximately one per hobby box. Besides regular variations, they also have Prizm Refractor, Gold Prizm (#/10) and Finite Prizm (1/1) parallels. They do not have Red or Green parallels like the base versions.

Not all rookies in the set have variations. Just 25 of the 100 rookie cards on the main checklist have a second version.

Below is a complete gallery of all the 2012 Panini Prizm rookie variations along with their base card for comparison. We've also given brief descriptions to help further clarify what you should be looking for.

2012 Panini Prizm Football Rookie Variations Visual Guide

Base rookie cards are the first image. Variations are the second image.

203 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Panini Prizm Football 203 Andrew Luck RC 2012 Panini Prizm Football Rookie Variations 203 Andrew Luck

Base: turned sideways
Variant: turned diagonal

212 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Base: ball in left hand
Variant: ball in right hand

214 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams

Base: sideways
Variant: running forward

217 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

Base: facing forward
Variant: sideways

218 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

Base: facing left
Variant: facing right

226 Rueben Randle, New York Giants

Base: blue jersey
Variant: white jersey

227 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Panini Prizm Football 227 Robert Griffin III 2012 Panini Prizm Football Rookie Variations 227 Robert Griffin III

Base: pink towel and sleeve
Variant: white sleeve

228 Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks

Base: green gloves
Variant: white gloves

230 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Base: towel down
Variant: towel up

232 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

Base: aqua-blue jersey
Variant: white jersey

233 Stephen Hill, New York Jets

Base: facing forward
Variant:turned to side

235 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

Base: brown jersey
Variant: white jersey

236 Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

Base: left arm at chest
Variant: left arm at waist

240 Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots

Base: number on chest covered
Variant: number on chest clear

246 Chandler Jones, New England Patriots

Base: bent over
Variant: standing straight

249 Courtney Upshaw, Baltimore Ravens

Base: turned sideways
Variant: facing forward

250 Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

Base: pink towel
Variant: no towel

278 Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Base: orange jersey
Variant: white jersey

279 Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

Base: blue jersey
Variant: white jersey

280 Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Base: Arms straighter
Variant: fist at waist arms more bent

283 Melvin Ingram, San Diego Chargers

Base: right fist out
Variant: right fist at waist

284 Michael Brockers, St. Louis Rams

Base: white jersey
Variant: blue jersey

285 Morris Claiborne, Dallas Cowboys

Base: arms bent
Variant: arms straight

295 Zach Brown, Tennessee Titans

Base: blue jersey
Variant: white jersey

299 Vontaze Burfict

Base: black jersey
Variant: white jersey

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User Comments

  1. For Andrew Luck, why not just say grass stain vs no grass stain…

    For Doug Martin, towel vs no towel…

    For Isaiah Pead, white pants vs blue pants…

  2. I got a Reuben Randle short pring from retail.
    Are these supposed to be hobby only?

  3. Shockwave22 (Justin) Not sure if they’re hobby-exclusive. Panini did say they were one per hobby box though.

  4. Ok Ty

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