Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition is a Card Collector’s Dream

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Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis may have won the fan vote to be the cover athlete for the standard version of Madden NFL 12, but, appropriately, his face will not be adorning the cover of the newly announced Hall of Fame Edition. That honor, instead, goes to St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier in the year.

The Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition, an exclusive for the U.S., will be available in an extremely limited run of just 125,000 copies for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The $89.99 price of admission will get you the following:

• Premium bronze, foil embossed cover featuring Marshall Faulk

• Full version of Madden NFL 12 video game

• Autographed Panini Card – Madden NFL and Panini, the world leader in published collectables, have teamed up to create the ultimate Madden NFL trading card featuring 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Marshall Faulk. Each copy of the Hall of Fame Edition will include one of four exclusive Marshall Faulk trading cards, each hand-signed by Faulk. One solid, 18k gold autographed card will be randomly inserted into one Xbox 360® and one PlayStation®3 copy of the Hall of Fame Edition. The lucky recipients of these two cards will have one of the most valuable cards in Panini history.

• Exclusive Madden Ultimate Team Platinum Pack –The perfect combination of Madden NFL, fantasy football, and trading cards comes to life in Madden NFL Ultimate Team. The Hall of Fame Edition provides a Madden Ultimate Team experience like never before with the most prestigious Platinum Pack yet, featuring a combination of 13 NFL Hall of Famers and former Madden NFL cover athletes, including: Marshall Faulk, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Rod Woodson, Eddie George, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Ray Lewis, Shaun Alexander, Vince Young, Larry Fitzgerald, Troy Polamalu and Drew Brees. All cards feature ratings from each player’s most productive season in the NFL and are fully renewable with contract extensions, which is sure to make them some of the most sought after cards in Ultimate Team history.

Madden NFL 12 ships on August 30th. Below you’ll find a gallery of Hall of Fame Edition pics, plus a new video of Peyton Hillis’ cover shoot.

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