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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017 Elite Draft Picks Collegiate Football

January 12, 2017


The bold transformation of Panini America’s Elite franchise received rave reviews when it debuted with Elite Football earlier this season. It gained more momentum with the recent release of Elite Extra Edition Baseball. In March, the popular transformation will turn its attention to the collegiate ranks to kickoff the 2017 collecting season with the all-new 2017 Elite Draft Picks Collegiate Football.

Aesthetically, 2017 Elite Collegiate Draft Picks Football picks up right here 2016 Elite Football left off — and that’s a good thing. The product will deliver the first licensed trading cards and autographs of the 2017 NFL Draft Class while also focusing on some of the greatest players in college football history.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on March 15, 2017 Elite Draft Picks Collegiate Football features hobby boxes (15 cards per pack, five packs per box) that deliver, on average, 30 base cards, 30 Draft Picks, five autographs, five inserts, two base parallels and two Draft Picks parallels.

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

  • An extensive checklist with rookies, rookies and more rookies from the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft, including autograph versions numbered from 99 all the way down to only one.
  • Signature inserts include College Ties Autographs, Alma Mater Autographs and the legendary Passing the Torch Autographs.
  • Hobby-exclusive College Ties Autographs features autographs pairing two rookie collegiate teammates or two players from the same alma mater.
  • A base set that captures all of your favorite NFL stars in their college uniforms.
  • Passing the Torch Autographs returns to college providing high-profile signature combinations from past college greats.
  • Hobby-exclusive Alma Mater Autographs is a 15-card autograph insert loaded with College and Pro Football Hall of Famers.
  • The colorful Aspirations parallel featuring Purple, Red, Blue, Gold, Emerald and Teal.
  • Six Die-Cut Status parallels numbered from 99 to only one.

We’ll have plenty more on 2017 Elite Collegiate Draft Picks Football in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this initial 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.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2017 4:42 pm

    It’s hard to believe 2017 football cards are already coming out. I like the passing the torch autos. Maybe, I’ll get lucky & pull the Manning autos.

  2. January 12, 2017 4:59 pm

    Nice mock ups, looking forward to the finished product in the coming months!

  3. Nick permalink
    January 12, 2017 8:22 pm

    too many products, too much saturation. stop.

  4. Matt G permalink
    January 16, 2017 6:03 pm

    I liked baseball a lot, I hope football can deliver as well


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