Short Story: Panini America Begins Leaking 2013 Contenders Football SP Quantities

January 23, 2014

2013 Contenders Football SP Main

It’s a phenomenon that takes place every year at about this time. Almost immediately following the release of a new year of Contenders Football, the annual frenzy commences as collectors across North America begin scrambling and scouring to determine the relative scarcity of the set’s ample selection of Rookie Ticket SPs and variations.

It’s a mesmerizing chain of events to be sure, and one that explains, for instance, how a base Rookie Ticket SP of Detroit Lions receiver Corey Fuller can sell for a staggering $290.85 one day while his Variation SSP sells for a whopping $350 just three days later. Indeed, it didn’t take savvy researchers long to figure out just how short Fuller’s super-short-printed variation RC is.

To help provide a a little insight into the SP/SSP craze surrounding 2013 Contenders Football, below is the first of what promises to be many 2013 Contenders Football SP lists. This one is by no means complete, but it does provide a tip-of-the-iceberg illustration of Contenders’ scarcest Rookie Tickets and RC variations. The following list is broken into SPs (cards with quantities of 200 or less) and SSPs (cards with quantities of 50 or less).

Oh, and if you’re looking for a surefire visual tell-tale to differentiate the base Rookie Tickets from the variations, you can find it on the backs of the cards (check out the image below). The base versions include stars around each player’s card-back NFL helmet. The variations do not.

Panini America 2013 Contenders Football QC (108)

Now, let’s get to the SPs and SSPs:

Rookie Ticket SPs (200 or less)    
Card # Player Team Pos.
101 Aaron Mellette Baltimore Ravens WR
104 Alec Ogletree St. Louis Rams LB
107 Barkevious Mingo Cleveland Browns LB
110 Bjoern Werner Indianapolis Colts LB
126 Damontre Moore New York Giants DE
128 Darius Slay Detroit Lions CB
131 Dee Milliner New York Jets CB
143 Jarvis Jones Pittsburgh Steelers LB
148 Jordan Poyer Philadelphia Eagles CB
149 Josh Boyce New England Patriots WR
164 Marquess Wilson Chicago Bears WR
165 Matt Elam Baltimore Ravens S
190 Xavier Rhodes Minnesota Vikings CB
Rookie Ticket SSPs (50 or less)    
Card # Player Team Pos.
105 Alex Okafor Arizona Cardinals LB
106 Arthur Brown Baltimore Ravens LB
115 Chance Warmack Tennessee Titans G
117 Chris Gragg Buffalo Bills TE
122 Corey Fuller Detroit Lions WR
133 Desmond Trufant Atlanta Falcons CB
166 Matt Scott Jacksonville Jaguars QB
189 Tyrann Mathieu Arizona Cardinals S
2012 Richard Sherman Seattle Seahawks CB
Rookie Ticket Variation SPs (200 or less)  
Card # Player Team Pos.
102 Ace Sanders Jacksonville Jaguars WR
113 Blidi Wreh-Wilson Tennessee Titans CB
119 Chris Thompson Washington Redskins RB
125 D.J. Hayden Oakland Raiders CB
132 Dennis Johnson Cleveland Browns RB
134 Dion Sims Miami Dolphins TE
136 Dustin Hopkins Buffalo Bills K
137 Earl Wolff Philadelphia Eagles S
139 Eric Reid San Francisco 49ers S
151 Kenbrell Thompkins New England Patriots WR
152 Kenjon Barner Carolina Panthers RB
167 Matt Simms New York Jets QB
182 Russell Shepard Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR
184 Spencer Ware Seattle Seahawks RB
Rookie Ticket Varaition SSPs (50 or less)  
Card # Player Team Pos.
101 Aaron Mellette Baltimore Ravens WR
104 Alec Ogletree St. Louis Rams LB
107 Barkevious Mingo Cleveland Browns LB
110 Bjoern Werner Indianapolis Colts LB
111 Brad Sorensen San Diego Chargers QB
114 Caleb Sturgis Miami Dolphins K
118 Chris Harper San Francisco 49ers WR
122 Corey Fuller Detroit Lions WR
124 D.J. Fluker San Diego Chargers OT
126 Damontre Moore New York Giants DE
129 Datone Jones Green Bay Packers DE
131 Dee Milliner New York Jets CB
133 Desmond Trufant Atlanta Falcons CB
138 Eric Fisher Kansas City Chiefs OT
140 Ezekiel Ansah Detroit Lions DE
141 Jamar Taylor Miami Dolphins CB
142 Jamie Collins New England Patriots LB
143 Jarvis Jones Pittsburgh Steelers LB
144 Jawan Jamison Washington Redskins RB
145 Johnthan Banks Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB
147 Johnathan Cyprien Jacksonville Jaguars S
148 Jordan Poyer Philadelphia Eagles CB
149 Josh Boyce New England Patriots WR
153 Kenny Vaccaro New Orleans Saints S
156 Kevin Minter Arizona Cardinals LB
158 Latavius Murray Oakland Raiders RB
163 Margus Hunt Cincinnati Bengals DE
164 Marquess Wilson Chicago Bears WR
165 Matt Elam Baltimore Ravens S
166 Matt Scott Jacksonville Jaguars QB
169 Mike James Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB
170 Mychal Rivera Oakland Raiders TE
171 Nick Kasa Oakland Raiders TE
173 Phillip Thomas Washington Redskins S
175 Rex Burkhead Cincinnati Bengals RB
176 Robert Alford Atlanta Falcons CB
177 Rodney Smith Minnesota Vikings WR
180 Sam Montgomery Houston Texans LB
185 Tavarres King Denver Broncos WR
186 Theo Riddick Detroit Lions RB
187 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs TE
188 Tyler Bray Kansas City Chiefs QB
189 Tyrann Mathieu Arizona Cardinals S
190 Xavier Rhodes Minnesota Vikings CB
191 Zac Dysert Denver Broncos QB
195 Kayvon Webster Denver Broncos CB
Share