Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2014 Rookies & Stars Football (Gallery)
Next week in cities across America, NFL teams will open their bid for the Super Bowl XLIX title when training camps open league wide, officially launching the countdown to the start 2014 NFL season. But in the football collecting arena, the season already is in full swing. Panini America has released three products so far this season — 2014 Score Football, 2014 Hot Rookies Football and 2014 Prestige Football. Next Wednesday, 2014 Elite Football arrives.
In early August, 2014 Rookies & Stars Football will join the pack-busting party with each each 24-pack box (eight cards per pack) delivering four autograph or memorabilia cards (with at least two autographs guaranteed), two SP Rookie Cards, six inserts, six parallels and eight calling-card Crusade inserts.
Rookies & Stars’ 200-card base set features 100 RCs and a slew of Longevity parallels including base Holofoil, Gold, Platinum and Black versions and Team Logo Holofoil, Gold, Platinum and Black versions. The product also includes a full range of Longevity Autograph parallels and 40-card Rookie Materials and Rookie Materials Signatures inserts, and a 20-card Materials Signatures insert.
Other inserts include the spectacular Slideshow, the nickname-inspired AKA Stars, and the aforementioned Crusade chase featuring Blue, Red, Purple, Gold, Green and Black parallels for both veterans and rookies.
We’ll have plenty more on 2014 Rookies & Stars Football in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, enjoy this extended sneak peek: