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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2015 Contenders Football (Preview Gallery)

September 22, 2015

Panini America 2015 Contenders Football Main

Frequent visitors to The Knight’s Lance got a sneak-peek treat a few weeks back by catching an early glimpse of some of the new Rookie Card designs coming later this year to Panini America’s 2015 edition of the landmark Contenders Football brand. One of the most widely embraced and revered brands in sports card history (and the undeniable “Home of the Autographed Rookie Card”) is ramping up for another spectacular run in 2015, thanks in no small part to a deep and talented 2015 rookie crop.

2015 Contenders Football is slated to release on December 30 and each hobby box (five cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver five autographs (with at least one to two on-card), three Pennants, two Rookie of the Year Contenders, one MVP Contenders, one Legendary Contenders and two additional inserts.

The highlights of the product are many and include . . .

  • The return of the coveted Autographed Rookie Tickets, including autographed versions of Playoff TicketsChampionship Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets, Super Bowl Tickets and Printing Plates.
  • Each hobby box delivers a staggering five autographs, including one to two on-card autographs from players who attended the 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
  • Look for autograph variations, including Rookie Ticket RPS College Variations that feature the top NFL rookies in their collegiate uniforms.
  • Find dual autographs of the future of the NFL in Round Numbers Dual Autographs (numbered to 25 or less).
  • Golden Tickets (1/1s) and Silver Tickets (numbered to just two) featuring the top NFL legends, veterans and rookies.
  • Rookie Ink delivers autographs of the top rookies including Gold (numbered to 25) and Holo Gold 1/1 versions.

We’ll have plenty more on 2015 Contenders Football in the coming weeks and months right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this first extended sneak peek:

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2015 12:31 pm

    I thought there was a reason you already had College Contenders. I don’t like them in here.

  2. September 22, 2015 12:37 pm

    Panini Contenders is always one of the most collected products in the hobby. 2015 Panini Contenders Football is the best looking Contenders ever. Great Job!

  3. anon permalink
    September 22, 2015 1:26 pm

    No one wants to see college uniforms in an NFL product. Stop jamming your NCAA license down our throats.

  4. The Card Investor permalink
    September 22, 2015 2:25 pm

    I agree with thehelmutttt and others on this thread. You made College Contenders for a reason, keep the college stuff out of here. I for one am a huge fan of the NFL, MLB, and to a lesser extent the NBA, but do not follow or care for college sports at all.

  5. Cynthia permalink
    September 22, 2015 6:18 pm

    The cards look pretty sweet! PLEASE do away with the Parallels. Contenders BECAME so popular because there was a base auto set with minimal variations and/or SP/SSP’s – why did you choose to fix something that wasn’t broken? Go back to the way it was, when it was good!

  6. Mike Pereira permalink
    September 22, 2015 6:51 pm

    Is it me or does this year’s Contenders look like Prestige. Just something about it doesn’t look completely Contenders like. Almost like someone just exchange the Prestige logo with the Contenders. Just not excite about Contenders this year.

  7. September 23, 2015 5:56 am

    Contenders is a hobby event when it releases every year, good to see some early looks at it. I’ve got to agree with some of the previous comments when it comes to the college parallels, even if they are SPs I’d rather not see them in a fully licensed NFL product as I have no interest in collecting college teams. Thanks Tracy!

  8. September 23, 2015 2:15 pm

    Oh MAN OH MAN! I CANT WAIT FOR CONTENDERS!!!! I break the bank for this every year since 07 lol looks so sharp!

  9. Ryan Berry permalink
    September 27, 2015 11:10 pm

    Looks great!! I don’t really see the fuss about the collegiate set. It’s a limited set. Won’t see a ton of em. Same as usual price point Tracy? Can’t wait!

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