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Panini America Offers Scorching First Look at 2014 Hot Rookies Football (Gallery)

May 24, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 Score Hot Rookies Uncut Sheet Peek (30)

Exactly one week from today, Panini America officials will be dispatched strategically throughout the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum capturing content from 40 top NFL rookies during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. To be sure, one of the most anticipated and potential-packed NFL Draft classes in years — headlined by the likes of Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney and more — will be the driving force from the first NFL-licensed release of the season until the last.

Today, for the first time, Panini America offers preliminary details of its first hobby-exclusive launch of the season: 2014 Hot Rookies Football, due out June 18. This uniquely configured release features four distinct pack types in each four-pack hobby box and delivers three autographs and one autograph memorabilia card in every box.

In the gallery below, we offer your first look at a spectacular uncut sheet of the product’s Hot Rookies Gem Masters Signatures 1/1 cards. We’ll have plenty more visuals to preview in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But today, we’re going to provide just a few of 2014 Hot Rookies Football’s top-line highlights.

Each four-pack box will include four distinct pack types:

  • Pack #1 will contain 32 Hot Rookies base cards from the 330-card base set, including at least two cards numbered to 99 or less. (Hot Packs will fall roughly one per case in which all 32 cards will be numbered to 99 or less.)
  • Pack #2 will contain 10 rookies from the highly touted 2014 NFL Draft class, including at least one card numbered to 99 or less. (Hot packs will fall roughly one per case in which all 10 Rookie Cards will be numbered to 99 or less.)
  • Pack #3 will contain five insert cards, including one autographed memorabilia card.
  • Pack #4 will contain three autograph cards.

2014 Hot Rookies Football’s autograph lineup includes Hot Rookies Signatures (featuring base, Showcase, Artist’s Proof, Gem Masters and Printing Plate versions numbered from 99 all the way down to one), Rookie Signatures (featuring base, Blue, Red, Purple and Black versions numbered from 99 all the way down to 15) and Inscriptions.

The autograph memorabilia card roster features Franchise Fabrics Signatures and Future Franchise Fabrics Signatures paralleled by Prime (numbered to 25 or less) and Laundry Tag (numbered to 10 or less) variations.

The product’s 330-card base set and 110-card Rookie Card subset will include several levels of parallel collectibility, including Scorecard (#’d to 99), Showcase (#’d to 79), Gold Zone (#’d to 50), Artist’s Proof (#’d to 35), Red Zone (#’d to 20), End Zone (#’d to six), Gem Masters and Printing Plates (both #’d to only one).

Finally, the base insert lineup for 2014 Hot Rookies Football features Franchise (22 cards), Brothers in Arms (32 cards), All Time Franchise Players (six cards) and Air Mail Die-Cuts (10 cards), each paralleled by Gold, Red and Green versions numbered to 50, 20 and five, respectively.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2014 Hot Rookies Football in the coming weeks. But today, we invite to dive into one uncut sheet showcasing the stunning Hot Rookies Gem Masters Signatures 1/1 cards. Enjoy.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Nick Gauder permalink
    May 24, 2014 11:37 am

    Looks amazing! Hey my daughters, Mom and I will be in LA on Thursday to spend 10 days with family. This will the 1st time my daughters get to meet their Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins! I wish the Rookie Premiere was open to all Panini fans because that would be amazing, but I know u guys will keep us updated with pics on Twitter. I’m so excited to collect this years NFL Rookie Class! Us being from Ohio, you know that Johnny Manziel will be at the top of our list to collect! Keep up the great work guys and maybe we will see ya guys out and about somewhere in the LA area. Take care Tracy!

  2. rishgoon permalink
    May 24, 2014 12:05 pm

    Looks good. BUT NEED MORE SOCCER CARDS! UCL please???

  3. May 24, 2014 12:05 pm

    This is one product that will definitely be putting a significant dent in my bank account when it releases! Lol;-)

  4. May 24, 2014 12:44 pm

    Love the foil but the design doesn’t thrill me. So happy to finally start getting some football updates on the blog!!

  5. Robb permalink
    May 24, 2014 2:57 pm

    I like how you have two Cooks card because of from New Orleans.
    I already mention my excitement for AJ cards since he is a step son in law.

  6. Erin H permalink
    May 24, 2014 4:08 pm

    Is this a replacement for elite football?

  7. May 24, 2014 10:47 pm

    Amazing how fast you guys get this together! I used to be a printer so I know a little about production and Panini is just remarkable!

  8. May 25, 2014 7:30 am

    Any price point yet?? Great to see the new football cards starting to roll out.

    PS-3 weeks until Panini Father’s Day 2014!!!

  9. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 25, 2014 12:42 pm

    Wow! very impessed! I am really curious how this pack layout will look like in hand

  10. Dan permalink
    May 25, 2014 12:51 pm

    Is this product replacing Score Football?

  11. Dave W permalink
    May 26, 2014 11:50 am

    Any idea on the starting price for boxes? Also, will the full set be foiled like this to differentiate between this and Score? Thanks! Looks great! I’ve definitely been anticipating the release of this product as it is a very unique breakdown and should be very fun to open, hope I can find some hot packs in my LCS owners’ case or two as I’ll definitely be buying boxes of this until Elite comes out!!

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 29, 2014 5:41 am

    I am confused….so Score and Hot Rookies are separate products? And both release on the same day?

  13. May 29, 2014 6:48 am

    I’ll be interested to see the veteran content and price point for this release, my Colts didn’t have the most eventful draft so the rookie class this year doesn’t project to be a big draw from a collecting standpoint. The 4 pack layout is interesting, as a former hobby shop employee I would encourage including somr type of literature spelling everything out so that owners/employees don’t inadvertently sell rhe 3 autograph pack first at the same price as the other 3 packs and be left with a “dud” box on the shelf. I’m sure there’s a creative way to pack these boxes out but it does seem like a whole box sale should be encouraged. Thanks Tracy!

  14. Keith K permalink
    July 28, 2014 11:43 am

    Why are two of the Steelers’ Inscriptions cards for players who didn’t play last year? Chris Rainey was cut after the 2012 season! And Justin Brown was on the practice squad last year, can I please get someone who actually was on the field?


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