Today's 2012 Panini America Black Friday preview gallery may be a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, so to speak, considering that we've yet to detail the attractive 2012 Black Friday base-set cards. But as we've discovered over the last several months, collectors simply can't seem to get enough of Panini America's mesmerizing Cracked Ice parallel cards.

So as a stealthy way to preview the Black Friday base set (we'll have a gallery detailing every base card, numbered Rookie Card and insert card in the coming days), we figured we'd kick start your Friday with a small assortment of the scarce Cracked Ice base-set autographs.