Panini America Sheds Light on Rookie Card Variations within 2014 Prizm Football

October 16, 2014

Panini America 2014 Prizm Football RC Variations (13)

Now that collectors have had almost two weeks to appreciate Panini America’s 2014 Prizm Football, many of them have begun gravitating toward the many Rookie Card variations randomly inserted in the set. The existence of SP and SSP variations within 2014 Prizm Football was certainly no secret. The concept was communicated during the product solicitation process. But exactly which players had variations, and how many each had, has prompted many astute collectors to start asking some questions. Today, we’re going to start providing some answers.

In all 10 players have Rookie Card photo variations in 2014 Prizm Football. Five of those players (Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Mike Evans) are featured on one base RC and four variations. Five more (Jadeveon Clowney, AJ McCarron, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Savage) are featured on one base RC and two variations. That’s 30 total variations varying in scarcity from SP to SSP.

According to Panini America Football Brand Manager Tim Trout, the SPs were randomly inserted at a rate of one per box; the SSPs were randomly inserted at a rate of roughly one in every three to four cases. The following gallery will serve as your visual road map through all 40 cards (10 base RCs, 30 variations). Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for confirmation on which of the cards below fall into the SP and SSP designations.