Panini America officials on Wednesday lifted some of the mystery surrounding the scarcity of several retail-only rookie autograph inserts in the recently released 2016 Prizm Football. Astute collectors have discovered by now the relatively short-printed nature of the Pink Prizm (exclusive to Target Premium boxes), Green Prizm (exclusive to retail packs), Flash Prizm (exclusive to Blaster Boxes) and Red, White & Blue Disco Prizm (exclusive to Multipacks) rookie autograph inserts.
But up to now, just exactly how short-printed those chases are remained a looming question. Today, Panini America provides the answers. As it turns out, some of these ink-graced parallels are quite scarce. Stay tuned after the jump for complete details.
If ever there was an NFL rookie crop that deserved to have its best Rookie Cards delivered to collectors already safely encased in a protective holder, it would be the one from this season. Headlined by the spectacular exploits of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott but backed solidly by productive debuts from Carson Wentz, Sterling Shepard, Will Fuller V, Jordan Howard and so many more, the 2016 NFL Draft Class has been a driving force all season long.
And in mid-February, Panini America will honor all of these first-year phenoms and the rest of the NFL with the new 2016 Encased Football, a unique release that includes one BGS-graded, hard-signed rookie autograph card in every box. On average, each five-card hobby box also delivers one additional autograph and two memorabilia cards.
Green-box goodness awaits. This time tomorrow, Panini America’s 2016 National Treasures Collegiate Football, the company’s first-ever standalone National Treasures product devoted exclusively to college football, arrives in hobby shops across North America dressed to thrill with a straight-A’s lineup of autograph and memorabilia content.
The product features the NFL’s hottest rookies and veterans from their college playing days as well as some of college football’s greatest icons. Of course, the product also includes something of a “typo” on the product packaging. Although each box clearly states it contains eight cards, in reality each delivers 12. Included among those 12, on average, are two base or parallel cards, one booklet, two memorabilia cards, six autographs (including at least three on-card) and one additional autograph or memorabilia card.
Just when you thought it was safe to lock your collecting gaze squarely on the 2016-17 NBA product season, Panini America announced last month that it had one final 2015-16 release yet to unveil. Amid an air of mystery, Panini America delivered details on 2015-16 Replay Basketball, a unique product that affords collectors the opportunity to delve into Panini America’s proud hoops past on the autograph front and to take one final run at the stacked 2015-16 rookie class.
Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday, the extremely short-printed 2015-16 Replay Basketball recaptures some of the greatest hard-signed autographed cards in the company’s history to go along with a base set of 2015-16 Rookie Cards that honor last season’s top 25 newcomers with multiple tiers and photo variations.
If there’s one thing we learned about Panini America’s 2016 Flawless Soccer product released over the summer, it’s this: There is serious demand for high-end soccer products done right. Boasting a can’t-miss mix of beautiful aesthetics and absolutely stacked rosters of autograph and memorabilia cards, 2016 Flawless Soccer created an industry-wide heat wave that rivaled anything Mother Nature delivered. News flash: Another heat wave is on the way to warm up your December.
Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday, Panini America’s 2016-17 Noir Soccer offers a stark contrast to the traditionally clean Flawless feel with a distinctly dark color scheme and an equally impressive content mix. Although each box of 2016-17 Noir Soccer advertises three autographs and two memorabilia cards, most boxes will over-deliver on that claim.