With the evolution of sports cards moving towards bigger and bigger hits, the dedicated set builder can often be overlooked. So when a card set of 300 base cards, 100 rookie cards with a wide variety of inserts is released that is offered at $0.99 a pack, set builders should take note. 2012 Panini Score Football delivers this and more
Score Football could easily be mistaken for fun cards because of their price point, but there is some real collecting to be done here so we classify this set as trading cards. You can find them in a variety of configurations, but complete boxes come with 36 – 7 card packs.
Lets take a look at some of the cards we pulled.
Larry Fitzgerald, front and back
Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson Jr.
Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Maurice Jones-Drew
Josh Freeman, Vernon Davis, C.J. Spiller
Stevan Ridley, Matt Ryan, Steve Smith
Brian Urlacher, Eli Manning, Marshawn Lynch
Robert Griffin III RG3, front and back, Morris Claiborne
A.J. Jenkins, Justin Blackmon, Coby Fleener
Mohamed Sanu, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden
Vick Ballard, Russell Wilson, Alfred Morris
Ray Rice, Jared Allen
Terrll Suggs, Matt Forte
Nick Toon, Ronnie Hillman, Trent Richardson
Michael Floyd, Brock Osweiler, A.J. Jenkins
In The Zone
Mike Tolbert, Arian Foster
Cam Newton, Greg Jennings, Calvin Johnson Jr.
Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Dez Bryant
Ray Rice, Rob Gronkowski
D'Qwell Jackson, Calvin Johnson Jr.
Tom Brady, Jared Allen
Pierre Thomas, Ray Rice
Cameron Wake, C.J. Spiller
Von Miller, Brent Celek, Andre Johnson
Glossy Complete Players
Von Miller, LeSean McCoy
Glossy Hot Rookies
Ryan Tannehill, Ryan Broyles
Dontari Poe Rookie Auto
Score Football still has that simple, solid look, but it has been slightly refashioned to add more appeal. The inserts look really good too.
Quality and Variety of Players.
300 veteran players and 100 rookies makes for a really nice checklist. Insert cards also offer some great players.
Do the hits hold up?
If you can pull an autograph, yeah, there are some great hits to be had, but this is more about building the set at a reasonable price point.
Will you want to collect them all?
That really is the whole point of Score. This set works for a wide range of collectors from those new to collecting to veteran set builders.
4 1/2 out of 5
2012 Panini Score Football look great while providing set builders an inexpensive way to construct a full set.