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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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