With nothing more than just a passing glance at top-line specifics, there's a lot to like about Panini America's upcoming 2016 Donruss Signature Series Football, like four-card boxes that deliver nothing but autographs. But take a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of the product and you start to gain a much deeper appreciation for everything the product will offer when it arrives in hobby shops across North America on Friday.
With nothing more than just a passing glance at top-line specifics, there’s a lot to like about Panini America’s upcoming 2016 Donruss Signature Series Football, like four-card boxes that deliver nothing but autographs. But take a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of the product and you start to gain a much deeper appreciation for everything the product will offer when it arrives in hobby shops across North America on Friday.
Each four-card box of 2016 Donruss Signature Series Football will deliver four autographs, including one parallel autograph numbered to 50 or less. Each eight-box inner case (two per master case) will yield one multi-autograph card and one patch autograph card. Of course, all the autographs in the world won’t mean much without a strong checklist — and that’s where 2016 Donruss Signature Series Football really shines.
For longtime collectors, the highly anticipated Elusive Ink insert will likely resonate most for it includes signatures from players with very few — if any — certified autographs. Who’s on the checklist? Glad you asked. In the table below, we offer the Elusive Ink checklist as well as a quick rundown of the key rookies, veterans and legends who will have live autographs in the product:
|Elusive Ink||Live Rookies/Vets/Legends|
|John Kuhn||Dak Prescott|
|Cole Beasley||Ezekiel Elliott|
|Dan Bailey||Carson Wentz|
|Trevor Siemian||Jared Goff|
|Mason Crosby||Derrick Henry|
|Rob Ninkovich||Paxton Lynch|
|Muhammad Wilkerson||Corey Coleman|
|Nick Mangold||Devontae Booker|
|Geno Atkins||Sterling Shepard|
|Brandon McManus||Laquan Treadwell|
|Philly Brown||Joey Bosa|
|Mike Tolbert||Will Fuller|
|Ryan Kalil||Aaron Rodgers|
|Michael Bennett||Andrew Luck|
|Sebastian Janikowski||Barry Sanders|
|Delvin Breaux||Ben Roethlisberger|
|Brett Keisel||Brett Favre|
|Ed Reed||Dan Marino|
|Jeff Saturday||Deion Sanders|
|Mike Vrabel||J.J. Watt|
|Tedy Bruschi||Jerry Rice|
|Ernest Givins||Joe Namath|
|Neil Smith||Ray Lewis|
|Christian Okoye||Emmitt Smith|
|Chris Doleman||Terry Bradshaw|
In the must-see Quality Control Gallery that follows, we offer a revealing look at many of the highlights coming later this week in 2016 Donruss Signature Series Football. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.