Black is Back: After a Few Years Away, Panini America’s Black Football Returns as Online Exclusive

August 12, 2019

Following five long years away from the hobby, Panini America’s content-rich Black Football franchise is set to make a triumphant return to the marketplace as a new-and-improved, online-only offering featuring a limited production run, a revamped packaging configuration and more content than ever before. Set to arrive exclusively on in early September, 2019 Black Football carries over the product’s popular aesthetic feel while delivering even more value per box.

On average, each hobby box of 2019 Black Football (five cards per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver one Rookie Patch Autograph, one additional autograph, one memorabilia card, one base card and one parallel. Every card in the product is numbered to 75 or less and this is the first Black Football release to guarantee one RPA per box — and all RPAs feature stunning white-ink signatures.

Additional highlights of the new-age Black are many and include . . .  

  • The ultra-rare Midnight Signatures chase featuring true 1/1 autograph cards and a checklist featuring the likes of Patrick Mahomes II, Aaron Rodgers, Christian McCaffrey and more.
  • A 120-card base set (50 veterans, 40 RPAs and 30 Rookies) loaded with superstars and numbered to just 75; base parallels include Silver (numbered to 35), Copper (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10) and Platinum 1/1 versions. RPA and base Rookie parallels follow the same formula.
  • The Shining Signatures insert features a potent mix of veterans and legends with base versions numbered to 75 or less, and Silver, Copper, Gold and Platinum parallels.
  • There are also autograph versions of the base set numbered to 50 or less, 25 or less (Copper), 10 or less (Gold) and 1/1 (Platinum).
  • Look for one memorabilia card per box with the Futuristic and Dual Memorabilia inserts both numbered to 75 or less and featuring the Silver (numbered to 35 or less), Copper (numbered to 25 or less), Gold (numbered to 10 or less) and Platinum 1/1 parallel structure.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on this limited online-only release in the coming days and weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this exclusive sneak peek: