Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017 Encased Football (Preview Gallery)

December 17, 2017

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Just “encase” you were wondering, yes, Panini America’s Encased Football is returning for another year. Following an auspicious 2016 premiere that featured compelling studio photography of the game’s top rookies and graded cards hard signed by those same top rookies, Encased Football introduced a hit-heavy jolt to the 2016 NFL trading card roster. It plans to do it all again when 2017 Encased Football arrives in hobby shops across North America in February.

On average, each hobby box of 2017 Encased Football (five cards per box, eight boxes per case) will deliver, on average, two autographs (including one graded by Beckett Grading Services), two memorabilia cards and one base card. The BGS-graded autographs will include cards from the Rookie EndorsementsDual Swatch Signatures, Scripted Signatures, Rookie Notable Signatures or Rookie Cap Patch Autographs inserts.

The highlights of the product are many and include . . .

  • Rookie Cap Patch Autographs return with dazzling swatches from the official on-stage 2017 NFL Draft caps featuring an even bigger jumbo swatch and on-card auto.
  • A plethora of on-card autographs and autographed jersey cards from rookies, veterans and legends of the game, all sequentially numbered to 99 or less; look for the return of autographs paired with an inscription from 2017 rookies.
  • New jersey and autograph inserts including Century Collection, Firsthand Materials and Timeless Material Signatures.
  • Jumbo patches from 2017 Pro Bowl players like Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Alex Smith, Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller, Drew Brees, Justin Tucker and more.

We’ll have plenty more on 2017 Encased Football in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, 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.