Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2017 Illusions Football (Preview Gallery)

September 26, 2017

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Some endearing attributes of 1990s and 2000s trading cards will meet modern technology in a unique way when Panini America unveils the all-new 2017 Illusions Football in late November, intent on proving that, sometimes, two-player fronts are better than one. Boasting a base set that features a current player and a former player from the same team on the same card, 2017 Illusions Football also will include stunning Trophy Collection parallels in Blue (numbered to 100), Red (numbered to 50), Green (numbered to 25) and Purple (1/1).

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on November 22, each hobby box of 2017 Illusions Football (five cards per pack, 10 packs per box, eight boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case) will deliver, on average, one autograph memorabilia card, two autographs, two memorabilia cards, five inserts and one silver-wrapped parallel box topper.

The old-school feel and new-school flair of 2017 Illusions Football includes many highlights. Among them . . .

  • 2017 NFL rookies make their presence felt with First Impressions autograph memorabilia Rookie Cards featuring Blue, Red, Green and Purple parallels.
  • Dual-autograph cards in the Rookie Dual Signs, Rookie Reflection Dual Autographs and Mirror Dual Signatures inserts. Other autograph inserts include Rookie Signs, Veteran Signs, Rookie Endorsements and the popular Elusive Ink.
  • Key memorabilia chases include First Impressions Memorabilia, Spotlight Memorabilia, Rookie Reflection Dual Patch, Legacies Dual and Triple Memorabilia, and Rookie Idols Dual Memorabilia.
  • Rare acetate inserts can be found in the Clear Shots, Illusionists, Matching Numbers, Mystique and Living Legends inserts.
  • Top 2017 NFL rookies pair up for Rookie Reflection Dual Patch Autographs; every card will include prime or super prime material.
  • The intriguing Matching Numbers insert includes superstar combinations such as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, Deion Sanders and Ezekiel Elliott, Brett Favre and Derek Carr, Jerry Rice and Steve Largent, and many more.
  • The two-autograph Mirror Dual Signatures insert showcases prime pairings such as Charles and Rod Woodson, Emmitt Smith and Ezekiel Elliott, and Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas III; look for Blue, Red, Green and Purple parallels.

We’ll have plenty more on 2017 Illusions Football in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, however, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

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

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.