The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football

So much has changed since Panini America first solicited the all-new 2016 Black Gold Collegiate in early May. Like, everything. Based on resounding feedback from distributors, hobby shops and collectors, the collegiate debut of Panini America's popular Black Gold brand is no longer a multisport product. Indeed, when the product arrives in hobby shops across North America next Friday, it will do so as 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football, a product devoted exclusively to the greatest legends and most recent stars of college football.

Panini America 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football QC2

So much has changed since Panini America first solicited the all-new 2016 Black Gold Collegiate in early May. Like, everything. Based on resounding feedback from distributors, hobby shops and collectors, the collegiate debut of Panini America’s popular Black Gold brand is no longer a multisport product. Indeed, when the product arrives in hobby shops across North America next Friday, it will do so as 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football, a product devoted exclusively to the greatest legends and most recent stars of college football.

2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football will be extremely limited with a content mix that has been dramatically enhanced. Each pack of 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football will deliver one base or parallel card numbered to 99 or less, three autograph or memorabilia cards numbered to 199 or less (including at least one on-card signature) and one Rated Rookie Logo or Collegiate Logo Manufactured Metal card numbered to 199 or less.

Each two-pack box will deliver three to four autograph cards (at least two on-card) and two to three memorabilia cards. At the case level (eight boxes per case), collectors can expect one on-card autograph card from Jared Goff or Carson Wentz numbered to 99 or less, one on-card autograph from Ezekiel Elliott or Derrick Henry numbered to 99 or less, and two on-card autographs numbered to 99 or less from a group of players that includes Paxton Lynch, Braxton Miller, Corey Coleman, Dak Prescott, Joey Bosa and Laquon Treadwell.

Additional on-card signers for 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football include current NFL stars, legends and Hall of Famers such as Aaron Rodgers, DeAndre Hopkins, Eric Dickerson, Hines Ward, John Elway, Marcus Allen, Richard Sherman, Rod Woodson, Roger Staubach and more.

In preparation for next Friday’s release date, the Panini America Collegiate brand team spent a healthy portion of this week overseeing the packout process for the product, resulting in the revealing Quality Control Gallery that follows. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football.

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7 Replies to “The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Black Gold Collegiate Football”

  1. You guys really need to get rid of the autographs on acetate, it looks awful and it scratches way too easily. Damaged cards from the factory are unacceptable.

  2. I was a big fan of the NFL release of this program, looking forward to seeing how the other sports are integrated but very happy to see all the familiar and favorable designs returning. Thanks Tracy!

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