Panini America’s 2016-17 line of soccer trading cards promises to look quite a bit different than last year’s roster, beginning with the promising debut of the Aficionado brand on the pitch. We’ll have additional details on other product line changes in the coming weeks, but today we’re focusing our attention of 2016-17 Aficionado Soccer, set to arrive in hobby shops across North America in late March.
The product showcases soccer’s best and brightest stars with their club teams as well as with their national teams. The game’s top players will be featured in a variety of special inserts, including Magic Numbers, Power Surge, Craftwork and Meteor. Legends of the past will be honored in an insert fittingly dubbed “Heroes.”
This final month or so of Panini America’s 2016 NFL collecting season promise to be fast, furious and overwhelmingly productive — beginning this Friday with the release of the highly anticipated 2016 Plates & Patches Football. We’ve spent the last several weeks teasing bits and pieces of the product that delivers a stirring revival of a proud brand from the past. Today, we’re pulling the curtain back in a major way with an expansive Quality Control Gallery.
On average, each box of 2016 Plates & Patches Football will deliver one autograph, one memorabilia card, one Printing Plate, one base card and base parallel. Each case will yield five Rookie Patch Autographs and five on-card autographs. Collectors can find full rookie nameplate pieces in the rarest of the Full Coverage cards and every card in the program is numbered to 99 or less.
By now, Panini America’s decadent Flawless franchise really needs nothing by way of a formal introduction. Simply, it is the highest of the high end. The most extravagant annual release in the company’s product portfolio, the content-rich Flawless stands alone in its ability to deliver the kind of autograph and memorabilia cards better suited for a museum exhibit than a One-Touch holder.
And as you catch your first glimpses of 2016 Flawless Football below, you’ll find that Panini America product developers are planning to do the unthinkable: Raise the bar even higher. Set to arrive in early April, 2016 Flawless Football will include an autograph checklist featuring either on-card signatures or cut autographs. For additional highlights of 2016 Flawless Football, keep reading.
Collectors loved it in baseball. They loved it again in football. And in early April, they’ll no doubt love it one more time when it comes to basketball. Indeed, the Optic craze that worked wonders for 2016 Donruss Baseball and 2016 Donruss Football is on the verge of bringing its Prizm-powered luster to 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball. Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on April 5, the product delivers everything that collectors coveted in 2016-17 Donruss Basketball — but with a distinct Optic appeal.
On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball (four cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will yield one autograph and 20 inserts and parallels. The impeccably Optic insert roster includes a rainbow array of parallel possibilities including Holo, Red (numbered to 99), Blue (numbered to 49), Gold (numbered to 10), Green (numbered to five) and Gold Vinyl (numbered to only one).
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included in the attachments below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled this week.
The following list is intended to inform collectors about which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We’ll update this list every week so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.