Compelling Inserts in 2017 Absolute Football Provide a Fitting Start to the NFL Season

If you were playing fantasy football in late November of 1961, well, you were way ahead of the curve. Of course, that also means you likely had Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown as one of your running backs on a day when he toted the rock 34 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns en route to a staggering 52 fantasy points. That performance is one of many featured in the unique Fantasy Flashbacks insert in Panini America's new 2017 Absolute Football.

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If you were playing fantasy football in late November of 1961, well, you were way ahead of the curve. Of course, that also means you likely had Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown as one of your running backs on a day when he toted the rock 34 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns en route to a staggering 52 fantasy points. That performance is one of many featured in the unique Fantasy Flashbacks insert in Panini America’s new 2017 Absolute Football.

Other fantastic fantasy gems — Jerry Rice’s 52 points on October, 14, 1990, Jamaal Charles’ 51 in December of 2013, Gale Sayers’ 49 in December of 1965 — dot the insert’s 10-card checklist. Truth be told, though, Fantasy Flashbacks is one of many compelling — and timely — inserts randomly inserted into 2017 Absolute Football. There’s also a 20-card Kickoff chase that honors some of the greatest opening-week performances in NFL history and a 20-card Hurdles insert that uses dynamic photography to tell the story.

In the must-see gallery that follows, we showcase the hobby version of all 50 cards that make up the Fantasy Flashbacks, Kickoff and Hurdles inserts. It’s worth noting that those three inserts join with 40 Rookie Roundup and 10 Unsung Heroes to fall just once per hobby box. There are also retail versions that feature a different printing technology.

Happy hunting if you decide to chase any of these sets. But even if you don’t, you can still appreciate the imagery . . .

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