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Simply . . . Golden: Panini America Prepping Gold Standard Football’s Big Comeback

May 11, 2017

Panini America 2017 Gold Standard Football Joe Namath

Has it really been that long? It seems unfathomable, frankly, that Panini America’s gilded Gold Standard Football franchise last appeared as a standalone product in 2011, when the likes of Cam Newton, Von Miller, A.J. Green and Julio Jones were but wet-behind-the-ears rookies and the Gold Standard brand was making a splash in the NBA market. But after that one-season run, Gold Standard Football was . . . gone.

But a comeback is coming. In mid July, five full years after the product’s first appearance, Panini America will boldly relaunch Gold Standard Football, bolstered by so much of the gilded goodness from 2011 and aspects borrowed from the still-going-strong Gold Standard Basketball franchise.

On average, each hobby box of 2017 Gold Standard Football (seven cards per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards. The highlights of this triumphant return are many and include . . .

  • At least one Rookie Jersey Autograph numbered to 199 or less per box. Look for Patch, Tag and Ink variations. Patches are paired with gold ink and numbered to 25 or less; Tags are paired with white ink and numbered to only one.
  • Rare and stunning Super Bowl Diamond Signatures featuring an authentic diamond. Look for dual-autographed 1/1 versions as well.
  • Chase massive Laundry Tag swatches in Bullion Brand Tags, all numbered to only one.
  • Basketball’s popular Base variations come to football with both Team and Photo variations throughout the base set.
  • Gold Jacket Signatures pays homage to some of the greatest to ever put on a jersey.

We’ll have much more to preview on 2017 Gold Standard Football in the coming weeks here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this extended sneak peek (keeping in mind that the 2016 rookies featured in the preview gallery below are merely to show collectors what Gold Standard’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.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Brooks Bryant permalink
    May 11, 2017 11:28 am

    That makes 45 football products Panini has produced for 2016? Oh and MID-JULY to call it a 2016 rookie? REEEEAAACHING! Wow, just wow. signed one of your biggest buyers

    • May 12, 2017 4:39 pm

      This is a 2017 release. The 2016 rookies used on the designs are just to illustrate with the 2017 RC designs will look like in this product (as mentioned in the blog post).

  2. May 11, 2017 11:37 am

    WOW!!!!!!! These are some beautiful cards.

  3. Brian O'Connell permalink
    May 11, 2017 7:26 pm

    I liked Gold Standard. Was a personal fave.

  4. Mark permalink
    May 12, 2017 12:03 am

    Looking forward to it! Will have to pick up a box at the National!

  5. May 12, 2017 5:37 pm

    VERY pleased to see Gold Standard make an return to NFL, I was a big fan of the product years ago. Can’t wait to see more, thanks Tracy!

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