The Short Report: Panini America Reveals SPs and SSPs in 2019 Contenders Football (Part 2)

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2019 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops across North America earlier this month to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the better part of January in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and short…

The Short Report: Panini America Reveals SPs and SSPs in 2019 Contenders Football (Part 1)

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2019 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops across North America earlier this month to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the last 19 days or so in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and…

Clearly . . . Scarce: Panini America Provides Details on Unannounced Clear Mosaic Tickets in 2019 Contenders Football

In the days since Panini America released 2019 Contenders Football last Friday, market speculation on the unannounced-but-on-the-checklist 2019 Contenders Football Clear Mosaic Tickets has been that they're pretty tough to come by. Exactly how tough, however, has been something of a mystery. Less than 10? Less than five? Less than two? Well, in a word, "yes." As it turns out,…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019-20 Contenders Basketball (100+ Pics)

Perhaps going forward, we should make every January 3 "National Contenders Day" here in the U.S.; a national collecting holiday of sorts celebrated by a wrapper-ripping frenzy featuring not one, but two cornerstone Contenders releases. Such is the case in hobby shops across North America today as both 2019 Contenders Football and 2019-20 Contenders Basketball go live. Two huge releases…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019 Contenders Football (70+ Images)

Panini America's hallowed Contenders Football franchise will hit the field tomorrow with a locked-and-loaded 2019 edition utilizing those fabled calling-card elements that have made the brand one of the most popular in the history of modern sports cards. Boasting those juggernaut Rookie Ticket Autographs and a plethora of desirable parallel versions, 2019 Contenders Football is dressed to impress when it…

Short Report: Panini America Reveals More SPs, SSPs in 2018 Contenders Football

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2018 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops across North America five or so weeks ago to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the weeks since in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and short…

Short Report: Panini America Reveals More SPs, SSPs in 2018 Contenders Football

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2018 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops across North America just more than one month ago to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the weeks since in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and…

Short Report: Panini America Starts Sharing SPs, SSPs in 2018 Contenders Football

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2018 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops across North America roughly one month ago to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the 30 days or so in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and…

The Greatest 12: An Expert Panel Ranks Tom Brady’s Best Panini America Trading Cards

New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady engineered one of the most improbable comebacks in Super Bowl history last Sunday night, helping the Pats overcome a 25-point third-quarter deficit that seemed to defy all reason. He was masterful and magnificent, throwing for two touchdowns and a Super Bowl-record 466 yards as the Patriots reeled off 31 unanswered points to win Super Bowl…

It's Time! Panini America Cracks Open Early Boxes of 2016 Contenders Football (Gallery)

At long last, one of the most beloved NFL trading card products of all time is ready to rock for a new season. This time tomorrow, Panini America's 2016 Contenders Football will command collector attention in hobby shops from coast to coast and in group breaks across the continent. It's the Rookie Ticket Autographs. It's the history. It's the mystery…
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