Let the countdown to kickoff begin. One week from today, Panini America will release its first football product of 2015, a true history-making endeavor backed by one of the most beloved brand names in the history of football cards (Contenders) and featuring 2015 NFL Draft Picks and current NFL superstars in their college uniforms. And if the early returns are any indication, Panini America's premiere licensed college football product will go directly to the top of the class.
Let the countdown to kickoff begin. One week from today, Panini America will release its first football product of 2015, a true history-making endeavor backed by one of the most beloved brand names in the history of football cards (Contenders) and featuring 2015 NFL Draft Picks and current NFL superstars in their college uniforms. And if the early returns are any indication, Panini America’s premiere licensed college football product will go directly to the top of the class.
Following months of anticipation, 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football is ready to hit the field. A packout process that began late last week has completed. Product has been overwrapped, boxed, cased and shipped. Next Wednesday, it will arrive in hobby shops across North America packing a distinctively Contenders feel (including Cracked Ice parallels and autograph variations) a wealth of impact-rich designs, great photography and a loaded autograph roster.
Each hobby box of 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football will deliver at least five autographs, 48 Game Day Tickets, 24 School Colors, 24 Old School Colors and a collectible array of additional inserts from a lineup that includes Collegiate Connections, Class Reunion, Passing Grades and Rush Week.
In the massive and must-see gallery that follows, we provide a front-row seat to a little bit of everything 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football has in store. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for coverage of the product’s retail version.
For now, though, get your popcorn ready, grab a comfortable seat and enjoy . . .
0 Replies to “The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football”
Wow that was a HUGE gallery. Looks like these will be well worth the wait. Has a checklist been released yet?
I don’t think we’ve released it yet but hope to have it in the next few days.
With Topps losing it’s license next year, is it your overall long-term company goal to replace ALL on-card autographs with sticker autographs?
Wow!!! I’m SO excited for Contenders!! I have a feeling this is going to be a great Rookie Class!!! Keep up the Great work Panini!!! I can’t wait to rip open a LOT of boxes hopefully!
Any retail version of this product?
Yes, sir. There is a retail blaster version. We’ll preview that in the coming days.
Great to see Tom Brady autos in a Michigan jersey! First time since his rookie year!
completely loaded gallery!! Thanks bro
Good to see Chris Conley in this set. Too bad it’s a sticker auto. Seems like this with this late of a release date, the rookies should have been on-card autos.
Pretty solid gallery, some great veteran autos mixed with the new class of 2015. Thanks Tracy!
So 96 inserts (48 of them being game day tickets) or is that a typo?
48 Game Day Tickets, 24 School colors, 24 Old School Colors.
Very sweet. As a contender collector, this is supposed to be when I am saving money but I am going to have to buy some of this Nicely done Panini!!
Concept is good…but way too many sticker autos. No on-cards?? Why can’t you put some of those sticker autos on redemptions that us collectors have been waiting for for a LONG time!! Not too impressed Panini, not too impressed
Is there going to be hard signed cards in this product?
I didn’t see any in the gallery
Wow!! I think This is the largest gallery I’ve ever seen!! More Contenders is Good Contenders!! I can’t wait! !!!
Will there be a similar “college” product for Basketball in the next few years?
Any cards from the FBS independents in this set (Notre Dame, BYU, Army, Navy)
in the 2015 panini contenders draft picks football,are there veteran season ticket cards, sp cards,because i have cards that look just like the variation cards,with the jersey number at the bottom,where it says sec,just like the autograph variation cards,please let me know.