We're almost two weeks removed from Santa Claus coming to town and yet, for many collectors, Football Card Christmas arrives tomorrow with the release of Panini America's 2014 Contenders Football in hobby shops across North America. The landmark release -- bolstered by its landmark Rookie Ticket Autographs -- returns as football's home of the autographed Rookie Card for the 17th consecutive season boasting one of the deepest, most impressive rookies classes in recent NFL history.
We’re almost two weeks removed from Santa Claus coming to town and yet, for many collectors, Football Card Christmas arrives tomorrow with the release of Panini America’s 2014 Contenders Football in hobby shops across North America. The landmark release — bolstered by its landmark Rookie Ticket Autographs — returns as football’s home of the autographed Rookie Card for the 17th consecutive season boasting one of the deepest, most impressive rookies classes in recent NFL history.
Of course, it wouldn’t really be a Contenders release if there weren’t a savory supply of variations and short prints, so 2014 Contenders Football packs plenty of those, too. We’ll have a complete visual guide to this year’s variations in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But right now, we’re all about previewing the contents — pack by pack — of the two boxes we just opened.
The hobby version of 2014 Contenders Football is supposed to deliver five autographs per box, but most are delivering more than that. The product also features a new numbering configuration on the popular Championship Tickets parallels, and the return Cracked Ice parallels and rare Golden Ticket 1/1s. For the first time ever, Panini America also has added Silver Tickets numbered to only two.
We’ll have more on all of those things in the coming days. But today, enjoy our Teaser Gallery that takes you pack-by-pack through two boxes of 2014 Contenders Football.
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Nice break. Did you get these boxes direct?
Both boxes certainly delivered that which the product is known for; hard-signed rookie cards. While im not a fan of sticker autos, we all recognize their necessity.
I really like the clean design, and the numbering and addition of Silver Tickets further boosts the collector’s ROI.
Another well-executed Contenders product, Panini.
Argh!!! “rewards” points in Contenders. Glad I saw this.
yea…I’m sure there’s a ton of awesome contenders autos you can get for 150 points too…smh
If you notice they still pulled 5 autos in that box so its not like you would have been short changed. There will be reward points in all the products. I have collected alot of points and will get to choose what I want rather than get a no name redemption. If you arent going to buy Contenders bc it has rewards points then you are going to miss out.
This may have been an extra, but all the ones I have pulled have replaced one of my hits. Until they added a solid batch this week, it’s been a lot of Dan LeFevour and Arrelious Benn for 250 points. So yeah, you can’t get those gems yet with what was pulled out of this box. Plus I’m sure I’m not the only one who wonders why I’m having to pay for shipping for the rewards cards, but not for the redemption cards.
Sticker autos AND Rewards Points? Awesome…
NOOO Why couldn’t all the points be in retail and have actual redemptions in hobby??? Please confirm no one on the checklist is replaced with points, and they’re replacing autos not on the checklist.
Looks great as always!!!! Great job Panini!
2 great boxes! Although I think the 1st box was meant for me cuz every box I have bought or won this year has had a Timmy Jernigan rookie auto in it!! Hahahahaha I’m so stoked to bust some of this! I have ordered some! I can’t wait for it to come in!
I like Contenders, but would never buy a box. I rather buy on secondary market. Does anyone collect the base set of if there is no rookie cards except inserts and autos? Still fun to collect the auto set and see if you get any short prints.
Exactly what I expected from Contenders: at least one on-card auto of a top player, some nice numbered parallels and bonus value in every box. Contenders will again reign as one one of the top products of the year! Thanks Tracy!