Week 16 Sunday of the 2014 NFL season will kickoff later today and across the league, superstar rookies will play pivotal roles in big games -- just as they have all season. Long before the 2014 NFL Draft even took place last May, football experts, fans and collectors held high hopes for the potential of such a stacked rookie class. All this young group of playmakers has done seemingly every week since is blow those expectations out of the water while blowing everyone watching away.
Week 16 Sunday of the 2014 NFL season will kickoff later today and across the league, superstar rookies will play pivotal roles in big games — just as they have all season. Long before the 2014 NFL Draft even took place last May, football experts, fans and collectors held high hopes for the potential of such a stacked rookie class. All this group of young playmakers has done seemingly every week since is blow those expectations out of the water while blowing everyone watching away.
Collectively, the 2014 NFL rookie class has been every bit as impressive in the trading card arena, with the likes of Odell Beckham, Jr., Sammy Watkins, Kelvin Benjamin, Teddy Bridgewater and more raising their respective Rookie Card values higher with every hair-raising performance. So as we sit here on the cusp of another Sunday showcase, we also anxiously await the hobby release of Panini America’s 2014 Contenders Football and its landmark Rookie Tickets autographed RCs.
In the gallery that follows, we aim to fan the flames of Contenders anticipation by presenting a sizzling sampling of hard-signed, heavy-hitting rookie autographs, a collection of images featuring the likes of the aforementioned standouts as well as Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney. Enjoy — and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.
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Which one is the “regular” rookie ticket? For example, there are 3 different Bridgewater poses.
Oh Man this product looks sooooo nice!! I cant wait to bust some open! My personal collection is at least 85% Contenders and gas been since 2006. Its what i wait for every year and I’m gonna go off this year! I want one of those ODB cracked Ice cards!! I’m salivating right now!!
I love this years design.. so clean! I like how the Contenders logo color matches the players team colors too… So cool!
Thanks Panini!! #AboveTheRest
Those look great! Will points replace an autograph?
There will be some points cards and some redemptions of the bigger players that didn’t make it back in time for packout. Having said that, the vast majority of autographs will be live in product.
My wife is so sick and tired of cleaning up all the puddles of drool around the house! I CANT WAIT!!!!
fan of some of the designs, but TOO. MANY. VARIATIONS.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the 2014 contender’s, this year is by far the best design of all the contender Football cards yet.
Wish I had waited for Contenders instead of Chrome Football. What a pile of junk from that was. I’ll be in some group breaks since I don’t have enough $$$ left after getting bent by Topps to buy a case.
Good to see the vast majority of the key rookies signed live and on-card for this perennial favorite, Contenders looks to pack quite a hobby punch again in 2014. Thanks Tracy!
every card can’t be called a rookie card…. there used to be only one rookie card per each of Topps, UD or Donruss – its way past the point of now being redic… Panini’s rookie cards were in their first release Prestige.. everything else is a first year card