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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2018 Classics Football (Preview Gallery)

March 22, 2018

Panini America 2018 Classics Football Vintage Stickers

In the first two years since Panini America officials boldly revived the fabled Classics Football brand following a five-year hiatus, they’ve managed to provide a quirky-cool throwback sensation with subtle tweaks that continue to endear the product to both fans of nostalgia and new collectors alike. That refining continues in earnest for 2018, when Classics Football will introduce Premium Edition parallels printed on Optichrome technology, spectacular Vintage Stickers and more.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America in late May, 2018 Classics Football will deliver, on average, one autograph, one memorabilia card, four Premium Edition parallels (including one numbered), 14 inserts, two Vintage Stickers and six parallels per hobby box (10 cards per pack, 14 packs per box, 10 boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case).

As you’ll see, the highlights of 2018 Classics Football are many and include . . .

  • A 300-card base set (100 veterans, 100 legends and 100 rookies) with an updated look and feel. Find unique content on the back of each card including custom designs and trivia for each player. Be on the hunt for special parallel versions of each card, such as Red Back (numbered to 299), Blank Back (numbered to 50), No Name (numbered to 10) and Full Name (numbered to five) chases. Additionally, look for Timeless Tributes parallels that include Gold (numbered to 99), Orange (numbered to 25), Blue (numbered to 10) and Black 1/1 versions.
  • Hard-signed Buybacks that include original cards from 1988 to 2017 (falling one per case, on average).
  • Premium Edition autograph cards, including Classic Combo Signatures featuring incredible pairings of NFL legends.
  • The debut of the Vintage Stickers insert featuring Vintage Logos, Team Pennants and Award Winners.
  • Memorabilia cards from Hall of Famers such as Dan Marino, Thurman Thomas, Ozzie Newsome and more. Key memorabilia inserts include Classics Materials and Classic Combos. All memorabilia inserts include Prime versions numbered to 50 or less.

We’ll have plenty more on 2018 Classics Football in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, enjoy this extended sneak peek (keeping in mind that the 2017 rookies featured in the preview gallery below are merely to show collectors what Classic’s various rookie designs will look like):

Shop for your favorite Panini America football products now at the official online store.

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.

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