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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016 Flawless Football (Preview Gallery)

February 20, 2017


By now, Panini America’s decadent Flawless franchise really needs nothing by way of a formal introduction. Simply, it is the highest of the high end. The most extravagant annual release in the company’s product portfolio, the content-rich Flawless stands alone in its ability to deliver the kind of autograph and memorabilia cards better suited for a museum exhibit than a One-Touch holder.

And as you catch your first glimpses of 2016 Flawless Football below, you’ll find that Panini America product developers are planning to do the unthinkable: Raise the bar even higher. Set to arrive in early April, 2016 Flawless Football will include an autograph checklist featuring either on-card signatures or cut autographs. For additional highlights of 2016 Flawless Football, keep reading.

Each box of 2016 Flawless Football (10 cards per pack, one pack per box, two boxes per case) will deliver six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby or Emerald base or insert cards. The highlights, as you’ll see, are plentiful and include . . .

  • New Team Gems and NFL Shield Gems masterpieces featuring combinations of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Team Gems feature the Cowboys, Packers, Patriots and Colts and the NFL Shield Gems focus on quarterbacks like Joe Montana and John Elway.
  • Also new for 2016 are the Symbolic Signatures and Shield Signatures, which feature on-card autographs with either an NFL Shield or Brand Logo.
  • The sublime Flawless Cuts insert features cut signatures from legends of the game like Jim Thorpe, Vince Lombardi, Derrick Thomas, Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Bobby Layne and more.
  • New on-card autographs for 2016 include Jim Brown, Aaron Rodgers, Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Jack Lambert, Jimmy Johnson and many more.
  • Most inserts include Base, Silver, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Platinum versions.
  • The Flawless Finishes insert features some of the most clutch plays in NFL history and autographs from the likes of Franco Harris, John Elway, Ben Roethlisberger and others.
  • The Greats Patches Dual Autographs insert features on-card autographs from some of the greatest players of all time. Look for legends like Jim Brown, Marcus Allen, Jerry Rice, Brett Favre and more.
  • Team Gems will feature team logos with gemstones inserted into the design. This set, along with the new NFL Shield Gems, will give every collector a true chase element as they all will be 1/1s.

We’ll have plenty more on 2016 Flawless Football in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, here’s an 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.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2017 11:23 am

    That Jim Thorpe auto is beyond amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. blazedad2010 permalink
    February 20, 2017 11:51 am

    Can’t wait to see the checklist. Design is getting better over the last 3 years. Hopefully yall aren’t wasting funds on that get in the way briefcase. We as collectors would prefer all the cards to be encased and less touching. That would be Flawless.

  3. Raf Flores permalink
    February 20, 2017 4:37 pm

    It’s nice that new products are coming out but Dak and zeke prizm redemptions are still pending. You would think a sticker auto would be a quicker turn around. Plus my zeke redemption of optic still sits pending after several blogs saying he turned them in. SMH

  4. Matt G permalink
    February 21, 2017 1:12 pm

    Looks so good. Someday I will bust a box or at least pick up a single lpl

    I really like the gemstone cards

  5. February 22, 2017 5:48 am

    After the impact of last year’s Flawless release, the 2016 edition looks primed for even more success. I’ll definitely be looking for the Colts version of Team Gems upon release. Thanks Tracy!

  6. Steve kolb permalink
    April 26, 2017 5:16 pm

    Buying Derrick Thomas flawless cuts auto no of 2

  7. Steve kolb permalink
    April 26, 2017 5:18 pm

    Buying Derrick Thomas flawless looking for auto cut no of 2 and platinum no of 1 will buy paying top dollar$$$$$$$$$$

  8. Deon permalink
    August 10, 2017 3:54 am

    Im the one who owns that Tom Brady Team Gems…

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