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Beyond the Surface: Exploring the Inserts in 2016 Prime Signatures Football (Gallery)

May 13, 2016

Panini America 2016 Prime Signatures Football Inserts3

For collectors who’ve spent the last few days enjoying Panini America’s new 2016 Prime Signatures Football, it might behoove you to look a little closer at the captivating surfaces of the product’s various insert sets. After all, once you get past the base version and the numbered-to-100, blue-foiled Cosmic version, there’s a rare, third-tier Galactic chase that might make you take another long look at the cards you’ve pulled so far.

In the gallery that follows, we bring you up close with each of the three versions to help you better identify them. The base cards are easy enough to identify are featured first below. The blue Cosmics also are easy to target: They feature blue foil and are numbered on the back to 100. It’s the Galactic variation that delivers the rarest chase.

Before we get to the visuals, here’s a breakdown of the 2016 Prime Signatures Football insert quantities:

Rookie Revolution Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Rookie Revolution Galactic: Short Printed to 49 or less 

New Wave Cosmic: Numbered to 100
New Wave Galactic: Short Printed to 49 or less 

Icons Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Icons Galactic: Super Short Print

Ring Bearers Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Ring Bearers Galactic: Super Short Print

Showstoppers Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Showstoppers Galactic: Short Printed to 49 or less

Prime Timers Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Prime Timers Galactic: Short Printed to 49 or less 

Sight Lines Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Sight Lines Galactic: Short Printed to 49 or less

Proteges Cosmic: Numbered to 100
Proteges Galactic: Short Printed to 49 or less

Now, to the visuals . . .

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2016 10:26 pm

    Looks like cards from the late 90’s.

  2. May 16, 2016 5:48 am

    I was watching some breaks of this over the weekend and wondering how to determine this, thanks for the info Tracy!

  3. Justin Brown permalink
    May 16, 2016 8:28 am

    Will Panini be releasing the actual print runs on the Galactic parallels?

  4. Matt G permalink
    May 17, 2016 5:50 am

    I am visually stunned! Digging the 90s appeal!

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