During Thursday’s first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, history will be made and dreams will come true for 32 of the NFL’s future stars — and Panini America will be ready to celebrate by making a little trading card history of its own. Today at 2 p.m. CST, the Panini Instant website will launch the 40 cards that will comprise the 2021 NFL Draft offering.
Although the cards feature silhouetted images now, Thursday night and throughout the weekend, the cards will be updated in real-time as selections are made, meaning each new draftee’s first trading card with his new NFL team logo will be available just minutes after his name is called.
Since this year’s NFL Draft remains just a little bit different, this year’s Panini Instant Rookie Cards will once again feature college action photography in lieu of the traditional real-time stage shots. In addition to made-to-order base versions, the 2021 Panini Instant NFL Draft cards will also include Red (numbered to 25), the all-new Versicolor (numbered to five) and Black 1/1 parallel versions.
Fans and collectors can purchase individual cards or load up on their favorite players by buying in bulk. There’s also an option this year to purchase the complete 40-card set.
Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America social media feeds for additional coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft.