2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Variation Guide

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Variation Guide

Growing up, my sister had a subscription to Highlights magazine. I couldn't read then, but I always poured over the "Spot the Difference" puzzles. They challenged you to have a keen eye to spot lots of subtle things. In a similar vein comes 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket variations featuring the 36 players from the 2011 Rookie Premiere (numbers 201 to 236 in the set). Much like McFarlane figure variants, only a sharp eye can catch the small differences between the regular cards and the short-printed variations.

While it may take away some of the fun and the hunt, we've put together a complete guide to the 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket variations. That way, you can tell if you have a regular versions or a short print. We've also included variation print run information as provided by Panini.

Variations are not noted on redemption cards. They will be distributed randomly with the regular versions once they start shipping. We've included cropped images for the photos used on redemption cards to show what collectors can expect.

In the guide below, the first image is the regular version. The second is the short-printed variation. We've used arrows to highlight the differences.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Variations

201. Marcell Dareus - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 50. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Marcell Dareus Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Marcell Dareus Variation Image

202. Randall Cobb - No wristband. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Randall Cobb 260x184 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Randall Cobb Variation 260x186 Image

203. Ryan Mallett - No wristband and no name on helmet. Variation print run: 25.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Ryan Mallett 260x183 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Ryan Mallett Variation 260x186 Image

204. Greg Little - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 50. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Greg Little Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Greg Little Variation Image

205. Christian Ponder - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 50.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Christian Ponder 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Christian Ponder Variation 260x185 Image

206. Jamie Harper - No emblem on glove. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jamie Harper 260x187 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jamie Harper Variation 260x185 Image

207. Alex Green - No logo on helmet or glove. Variation print run: 100. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Alex Green Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Alex Green Variation Image

208. Austin Pettis - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 50.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Austin Pettis 260x174 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Austin Pettis Variation1 260x178 Image

209. Ryan Williams - No name on bottom of helmet. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Ryan Williams 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Ryan Williams Variation 260x185 Image

210. Taiwan Jones - No Nike emblem on glove and no emblem on helmet. Variation print run: 25.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Taiwan Jones 260x187 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Taiwan Jones Variation 260x187 Image

211. Jake Locker - No number on shoulder. Variation print run: 50.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jake Locker 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jake Locker Variation 260x183 Image

212. Blaine Gabbert - No wristband. Variation print run: 25.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Blaine Gabbert 260x187 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Blaine Gabbert Variation 260x185 Image

213. Mark Ingram - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 100.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Mark ingram 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Mark ingram Variation 260x187 Image

214. Stevan Ridley - No name on helmet and no patch on glove. Variation print run: 50. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Stevan Ridley Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Stevan Ridley Variation Image

215. Daniel Thomas - No name on helmet and no logo on glove. Variation print run: 100. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Daniel Thomas Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Daniel Thomas Variation Image

216. Jordan Todman - No emblem on glove. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jordan Todman 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jordan Todman Variation 260x185 Image

217. Shane Vereen - No name on helmet and no wristband. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Shane Vereen 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Shane Vereen Variation 260x185 Image

218. Titus Young - No name on helmet and no logo on glove. Variation print run: 250. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Titus Young Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Titus Young Variation Image

219. Jonathan Baldwin - No logo on front of helmet. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jonathan Baldwin 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jonathan Baldwin Variation 260x182 Image

220. Von Miller - No wristband and no name on front of helmet. Variation print run: 100. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Von Miller Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Von Miller Variation Image

221. Julio Jones - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 250. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Julio Jones Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Julio Jones Variation Image

222. A.J. Green - No name on front of helmet. Variation print run: 25.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs AJ Green 260x183 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs AJ Green Variation 260x185 Image

223. Bilal Powell - No white undershirt and no name on helmet. Variation print run: 25.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Bilal Powell 260x187 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Bilal Powell Variation 260x184 Image

224. Kyle Rudolph - No watch on wristband. Variation print run: 100. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Kyle Rudolph Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Kyle Rudolph Variation Image

225. Andy Dalton - No name on front of helmet. Variation print run: 100.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Andy Dalton 260x182 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Andy Dalton Variation 260x183 Image

226. Clyde Gates - No emblem on glove and no name on helmet. Variation print run: 50.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Clyde Gates 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Clyde Gates Variation 260x186 Image

227. Colin Kaepernick - No name on front of helmet. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Colin Kaepernick 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Colin Kaepernick Variation 260x183 Image

228. Cam Newton - No name on helmet and no armband. Variation print run: 25.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Cam Newton 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Cam Newton Variation 260x193 Image

229. Mikel Leshoure - No logo on glove. Variation print run:250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Mikel Leshoure 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Mikel Leshoure Variation 260x183 Image

230. Torrey Smith - No name on helmet and no logo on glove. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Torrey Smith 260x187 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Torrey Smith Variation 260x183 Image

231. DeMarco Murray - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 250. (Redemption)

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket DeMarco Murray Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket DeMarco Murray Variation Image

232. Kendall Hunter - No name on helmet. Variation print run: 100.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Kendall Hunter 260x184 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Kendall Hunter Variation 260x184 Image

233. Vincent Brown - No name on front of helmet, no wristband. Variation print run: 250.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Vincent Brown 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Vincent Brown Variation 260x187 Image

234. Leonard Hankerson - No emblem on glove. Variation print run: 100.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Leonard Hankerson 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Leonard Hankerson Variation 260x185 Image

235. Jerrell Jernigan - No logo on helmet and glove. Variation print run: 50.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jerrel Jernigan 260x185 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Jerrel Jernigan Variation 260x183 Image

236. Delone Carter - No name on the front of his helmet below the stripe. Variation print run: 100.

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Delone Carter1 260x186 Image 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Delone Carter Variation1 260x185 Image

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MARK INGRAM 2011 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS ROOKIE TICKET VARIATION SHORT PRINT 100
$90.00
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2011 Contenders No Logo Variation #207 Alex Green On Card Autograph RC SP 100
$29.78
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2011 Randall Cobb AUTO RC Playoff Contenders Variation SP Signed Rookie AU
$24.99
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DeMarco Murray 2011 Contenders Rookie Ticket Variation No Logo Auto RARE 250!!!
$34.75
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2011 Playoff Contenders Titus Young NO LOGO VARIATION AUTO RC SP LIONS "SR"
$12.99
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Ryan Mallett Auto 2011 Contenders Rookie Ticket Variation No Logo 25 BGS Graded
$224.99
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DeMarco Murray 2011 Playoff Contenders #231 RC (on card AUTO) No Logo Variation
$28.50
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2011 CONTENDERS Rookie Ticket Variation Auto Jake Locker RC SP Titans
$99.00
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Jonathan Baldwin 2011 Panini Playoff Contenders #219 Signature AUTO SP VARIATION
$11.99
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JERREL JERNIGAN 2011 PANINI CONTENDERS #235 SP VARIATION ROOKIE TICKET RC AUTO k
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2010 Playoff Contenders Rolando McClain SP variation AUTO autograph #230 RC
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Randall Cobb Contenders Variation AUTO 2011 RC Rookie Autograph Packers
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User Comments

  1. You didn’t highlight all the differences.

  2. There are more? Yikes! What did we miss?

  3. What happened to the days of easy variations like different colored borders or tinted cards. you need a guide and magnifying glass to find these. Ha Ha
    +The Cardboard Connection

  4. What happen about to julio jones

  5. Julian (ID 39267) » Hi Julian,

    I’m not totally clear on your question. His variation is missing the logo on the front of the helmet and I just noticed on a third look that the variation is also missing his hair flowing out of the back of his helmet. Jones is also a redemption.

  6. On the Mark Ingram the NFL Shield is also missing from his glove.

  7. Also, on the Jamie Harper variation, he is missing his arm bands :)

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