The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015 Rookies & Stars Football (117 Pics)

If you were paying close enough attention to the Panini America Twitter feed last week, you no doubt were a firsthand witness to the packout process for the upcoming 2015 Rookies & Stars Football, the company's Target-exclusive NFL release that's on its way to stores as you read this. In addition to being a retail-only release this season, the venerable Rookies & Stars Football brand includes new packaging, new inserts, a new base design, new technology, a new configuration and, well, just a little bit of nostalgia from the brand's proud past.

Panini America 2015 Rookies & Stars Football QC3

If you were paying close enough attention to the Panini America Twitter feed last week, you no doubt were a firsthand witness to the packout process for the upcoming 2015 Rookies & Stars Football, the company’s Target-exclusive NFL release that’s on its way to stores as you read this. In addition to being a retail-only release this season, the venerable Rookies & Stars Football brand includes new packaging, new inserts, a new base design, new technology, a new configuration and, well, just a little bit of nostalgia from the brand’s proud past.

2015 Rookies & Stars Football is set to arrive in participating Target stores beginning next week, and each six-pack box will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards and one Longevity Rookies & Stars Embroidered Patch card. Longtime fans of the Rookies & Stars Franchise will appreciate the inclusion of the product’s Longevity elements and the fan-favorite Crusade chase.

There’s also a deft die-cut presence within 2015 Rookies & Stars Football that serves to breathe new life into the franchise. In the Quality Control Gallery that follows, we showcase some of the many gems that surfaced during last week’s packout process. And just in case you missed any of last week’s live Twitter updates, we’ve provided a few of those highlights . . .

Now, to the gallery . . .

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20 Replies to “The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015 Rookies & Stars Football (117 Pics)”

  1. I really like the cards with the 4 images of the rookies in motion. Always a big fan of Crusade inserts as well. What is the MSRP?

  2. HA! Rookies and Stars. 15 years ago they acctulay picked up a registered trademark owned previously by Pinnacle, they continued with that subset for 7 years. The name? Masks. I think that name is still owned by Panini?

  3. Tracy- As a COLLECTOR- not an INVESTOR with a collection of 9.8 million cards, spanning over 53 years, I am very disturbed at the direction that Panini is taking the card industry!
    Rookies and Stars was always one of my favorite brands. I could make a “base” set by buying Fat Packs for $4.99 each- getting 40 beautiful cards for my money.
    I could care less about jersey cards- and the other multi-color junk that went into the packs. Like I said- I am a set COLLECTOR.
    What you are doing now is taking away my ability to affordably collect a base set by offering one very expensive-and only one alternative to collecting.
    60 cards with pretty parallels and a lot of worthless jersey swatches removes me-permanently- from Panini products.
    I figure that you won’t publish this, but do think about it. Keep in mind, I have a 53 year collection that is one of the best in the country.

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