Panini America Provides a Quick Guide to Short-Printed Base Variations in 2019-20 Spectra Basketball

The highly anticipated hobby edition of Panini America's new 2019-20 Spectra Basketball released today and astute collectors already have discovered one simple truth about the product's base set: There are short-printed variations for several key veterans and rookies. In fact, there are 25 cards on the checklist with variations -- 13 veterans and 12 rookies. Perhaps the most important question…

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…

Panini America Unravels the SP Mysteries of Recent Contenders Football Releases (2015)

Yesterday's lickety-split sellout of 2018 Contenders Football's "1st Off The Line" edition offered a vivid reminder that the hobby edition of 2018 Contenders Football will arrive soon in hobby shops across North America. Obviously, when it comes to the landmark Contenders product, the primary drivers of the product every year are the Rookie Ticket Autographs RCs and the relative scarcity…

Base-Set Variations Bring Chase, Intrigue to 2017 Gold Standard Football (Checklist)

One of the most interesting — but perhaps less-heralded — aspects of Panini America’s 2017 Gold Standard Football is the inclusion of veteran base-set Team and Photo Variations that have all of the necessary ingredients to create a feeding frenzy for the rarest versions among impacted player collectors. This Gold Standard ritual actually began with the inaugural Gold Standard Basketball in…

An Inkling: Panini America Offers Details on Ink-Color SPs in 2017 Prestige Football

Now that Panini America's 2017 Prestige Football has enjoyed the luxury of a solid week on the marketplace, company officials are prepared to pull the curtain back ever so slightly on the ink-color SPs permeating 2017 Prestige Football's Draft Day Signatures insert. The hard-signed cards were completed during the 2017 NFLPA Rookie Premiere and were signed using five different ink…

Short Report: Panini America Reveals More SPs, SSPs in 2016 Contenders Football

Panini America’s ballyhooed 2016 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops three weeks ago to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the last 21 days 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…

Rare Photo Variations Deliver a Compelling Chase to 2016 Clear Vision Football

Panini America's new 2016 Clear Vision Football, live everywhere today, might be causing some collectors to have double and even triple vision when it comes to certain players dotting the product checklist. Rest assured, your eyes aren't deceiving you. There are multiple versions of, say, Jerry Rice, who appears on base cards as a 49er, a Raider and a Seahawk.…

Panini America Releases SP Information for 2016 Prestige Football Draft Day Signatures

In the few weeks since Panini America released its popular 2016 Prestige Football, collectors have spent much of their quality time with the product tracking down the product's 10 short-printed Rookie Cards and speculating about the quantities of the ink-color variations in the hard-signed Draft Day Signatures insert. Today, that speculation ends. After the jump, we reveal the specific quantities for…

Panini America Offers Detailed Information on 2016 Classics Football SPs, Variations

Panini America's Classics Football franchise enjoyed a heroic return to the hobby last week with a blast-from-the-past 2016 edition steeped in old-school nuance and just a little bit of mystery. We gave you preliminary information on the product's various parallels and SPs just prior to the product releasing. In the eight days since, many collectors have wondered -- both aloud…
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