A Flawless First Look: Panini America Peeks Upcoming 2017 Flawless Football (Gallery)

January 26, 2018

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As the world’s attention turns to next Sunday’s juicy Super Bowl LII showdown between the defending champion New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, we’re reminded that while the 2017 NFL season will come to a close at the conclusion of that game, the 2017 NFL collecting season remains open for just a little bit longer — at least until Panini America’s grand finale, 2017 Flawless Football, arrives in late March.

There are certain lofty expectations that fans have come to expect from the fabled Flawless brand, such as virtually unrivaled autograph and memorabilia checklists, year-topping Rookie Patch Autographs and enough gems to outfit a high-end jewelry franchise. Those niceties will return in March. But there are also new twists coming — such as the Rookie Gems Signatures and Flawless Penmanship inserts, plenty of new on-card signers, and the introduction of Chocolate Diamond and Canary Yellow Diamond cards.

On average, each 10-card briefcase of 2017 Flawless Football will deliver six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two precious gem cards. All cards produced for the product will be numbered to 25 or less and all autograph cards will be signed either on-card or will be cut autographs.

  • Additional highlights of the product are many and include . . .
  • A bevy of new product developments including Rookie Gems Signatures, Red, White & Blue, Flawless Shields, Flawless Symbols, Signature Gloves, Greats, Flawless Penmanship, 1st Round Gems, Retired Numbers Autographs and Flawless Signatures.
  • The new Rookie Gems Signatures feature on-card autographs with precious gems.
  • Flawless Penmanship feature some of the game’s greatest performers, including Emmitt Smith, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Barry Sanders and more.
  • New Flawless signers for the 2017 edition include Tony Gonzalez, Michael Vick, Chris Spielman, Ty Law, Tedy Bruschi, Jeremy Shockey, John Lynch, Mike Alstott, Drew Bledsoe, Brian Dawkins, LaVar Arrington, Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas, Morten Andersen, Priest Holmes, Rodney Harrison, Larry Allen, Michael Bennett and more.
  • The top rookies of 2017 are featured in a Rookie Patches Autographs set that includes base versions numbered to 25 and Silver (numbered to 20), Ruby (numbered to 15), Sapphire (numbered to 10), Emerald (numbered to five) and Platinum 1/1 parallels.
  • New gems mean new parallels and the breakdown looks like this: Sapphire (numbered to 15), Diamond (numbered to 10), Emerald (numbered to five), Chocolate Diamond (numbered to four), Canary Yellow Diamond (numbered to three) and Platinum 1/1s.

We’ll have much more on 2017 Flawless Football in the coming weeks here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, check out this extended sneak peek:

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.