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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016 Unparalleled Football (Gallery)

May 23, 2016

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Sometimes it’s the look. Or the scarcity. Or the technology. Or the player. Or the team. Heck, sometimes it’s all of those things. Indeed, when it comes to collecting parallels, there are seemingly as many motivations to chase them as there are different parallels to chase. To be sure, developing captivating parallels is something Panini America has consistently done for years.

Later this summer, Panini America will do it again with the all-new 2016 Unparalleled Football, a bold addition to the Panini America NFL portfolio boasting a bevy of never-before-seen designs and parallel technologies. Set to arrive August 10, the inaugural edition of the Unparalleled brand will offers a base-set structure that incorporates eight distinct parallels (Purple, Teal, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, Gold and Black). Check out additional product information after the jump.

Each box of 2016 Unparalleled Football (10 cards per pack, eight packs per box) will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards and at least seven numbered cards, inserts or parallels per box. Among the other highlights . . .

  • Rare cards featuring Tags, Brand Logos and NFL Shields of the top 2016 rookies.
  • An autograph checklist that features top veterans, rookies and retired greats.
  • Compelling parallel variations of all of your favorite players and teams across the base and insert sets.
  • On average, find one RPS Rookie Jersey Auto in every other box.
  • The Perfect Pairs insert features some of the NFL’s top duos on one card.
  • Pivotal Drive highlights three players from the same team who were clutch during a critical drive in 2015 or before.
  • Draft Diamonds showcases those hidden gems who have far exceeded their original draft position.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks as we continue previewing 2016 Unparalleled Football. In the meantime, enjoy this brief sneak peek:

Editor’s Note: The Rookie Card designs featured in the gallery below utilize images of 2015 rookies and are merely mockups to show collectors what 2016 Unparalleled Football’s various rookie designs will look like.

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.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:11 pm

    So, unparalleled has parallels? The name would lead me to believe it doesn’t have parallels. That creates quite the paradox. That would be like Flawless being flawed. Maybe I’m thinking too in depth on it.

  2. Matt G permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:53 pm

    Looks 90s-ish. I like it!

  3. Matt permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:57 pm

    Love the design of all the cards, can’t wait!!

  4. May 23, 2016 5:47 pm

    Enough with all the parallels. Too many similar products. The hobby doesn’t need MORE products, it needs BETTER products. Go back to the basics when products had a parallel that was not just a different color or background like Pinnacle did with Dufex cards.

  5. Nick permalink
    May 23, 2016 9:25 pm

    How about Panini ‘unstuck’, cards without stickers that we can afford?

  6. May 24, 2016 5:49 am

    So much shine and color, great looking technology-driven set. Looking forward to seeing the 2016 class included in future images. Thanks Tracy!

  7. Cameron Hernandez permalink
    May 24, 2016 10:31 am

    Got that “Finest” feel to it, but better. Love it! And those 2015 rookie promos??? Wheeeerreeee you keeping those?????? 😂
    You know…. Send me 1? Haha!

  8. Deanna Kading permalink
    May 24, 2016 6:43 pm

    Could I just get My redemptions before they go to kindergarden( in other words thier 4yrs. old) is that too much to ask?

  9. Sean permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:16 pm

    What are the 2015 Rookies doing in a 2016 product with the RC logo on their cards? Makes no sense! Is this what we can expect now that you have the exclusive?

    • May 25, 2016 5:26 pm

      Perhaps we should move this bolded paragraph up higher in the post:

      Editor’s Note: The Rookie Card designs featured in the gallery below utilize images of 2015 rookies and are merely mockups to show collectors what 2016 Unparalleled Football’s various rookie designs will look like.

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