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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2013 Contenders Football

December 31, 2013

Panini America 2013 Contenders Football Teaser (1)

As we count down the final fascinating hours of a fantastic 2013, we can think of precious few things we’d rather be doing right about now than previewing the first Panini America product to release in 2014. And this much is an undeniable fact: When 2013 Contenders Football releases on Friday, it will absolutely be the best football product of the year. (Of course, at that time, it will also be the only football product of the year.)

But semantics aside, 2013 Contenders Football is primed to pack a wallop beginning January 3 with its trademark autographed Rookie Tickets and a wealthy share of scarce parallel versions, a bevy of new-look designs and a penchant for over-delivering. The two boxes we busted this morning to produce the following Teaser Gallery promised five autographs per box. Both delivered six.

The result is a more-rewarding-than-expected bust and the makings of a spectacular start to the new year. The following teaser gallery takes you pack-by-pack through two boxes (that’s 48 packs) to give collectors an early idea of what to expect when the 2013 Contenders Football releases on Friday.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2013 1:47 pm

    still haven’t heard back….. did Justin Pugh make it in or not?

    • December 31, 2013 1:49 pm

      According to the information I have, Justin Pugh is not in the set, Seth.

      • December 31, 2013 1:50 pm

        thanks for the answer, that’s too bad, well mostly for dual Syracuse/Giants fans like myself only….

  2. Joseph Koval permalink
    December 31, 2013 3:01 pm

    So each box yielded one extra auto. That’s always nice to see.

  3. oldgoldy97 permalink
    December 31, 2013 3:06 pm

    Six autos in each of those boxes. Lucky or the norm?

  4. December 31, 2013 3:13 pm

    Tracy, is dominion hockey also still releasing on Friday?

    • December 31, 2013 3:22 pm

      never mind, just saw yesterdays post. i can,t wait friday is gonna be a huge day. wohooooooooo.

  5. December 31, 2013 3:14 pm

    Big fan of the designs this year. The only one I don’t like is the MVP cont set, and that’s a small concern.
    Have a checklist? Selecting ‘Contenders’ on the site doesn’t work yet.

  6. ugameck permalink
    December 31, 2013 3:45 pm

    Am I wrong…or do those boxes have 6 autos?!?
    I’m liking that!

  7. December 31, 2013 4:11 pm

    Will the retail blasters this year release about the same time as the hobby? Will they feature many SPs like last year too?

  8. Erik permalink
    December 31, 2013 4:17 pm

    Well there went one of the /99 C.J. Anderson’s… damn it. I’ll take the Zac Dysert as well. ūüėČ

  9. Casey permalink
    December 31, 2013 5:10 pm

    Is there a checklist we can see? I’d love to know all the rookie for my teams in the set.

  10. ekalb permalink
    December 31, 2013 6:07 pm

    I want the McGloin!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this.

  11. dakota permalink
    December 31, 2013 7:38 pm

    i want that floyd for my vikings pc!

  12. January 1, 2014 4:37 am

    Looking good so far, some of this year’s better names pulled from each box. T-Rich in a Colts uniform was a highlight for me personally. Thanks Tracy!

  13. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 1, 2014 5:44 am

    Man absolutely love this product! Can’t wait til it hits the market!

  14. Michael Oddo permalink
    January 6, 2014 9:56 am

    I opened a box and 15 packs and got Keenan Allen, Geno, 1/1 plate sorensen auto! 12 autos in all! This product was way better this year! Thanks Panini for bringing Contenders back to life for me!

  15. January 18, 2014 7:37 am

    I pulled a Khiry Robinson auto and inscribed below his name is the word “legit” is there any word on how many cards he inscribed this on?

  16. steve maia permalink
    January 19, 2014 11:01 pm

    Can anyone tell me if the jordan poyer is tetail exclusive for contenders?? Also is he a shortprint? I pulled his rookie ticket auto redemption and there has only been 2 on ebay. 1 sold and 1 currently listed. All the others are the numbered variations. Thank you.


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