2012 Panini Contenders Football Variations Guide

2012 Panini Contenders Football Variations Guide

Overview

Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs have a lot of tradition. That's a huge part of their appeal. Besides the ongoing ticket style, another recurring theme in the popular subset is variation short prints. 2012 Panini Contenders Football is no different.

As in past years, collectors can look for lots of rookie variations. Some of the differences are easy to spot, with different colored jerseys or wildly different poses. Some are a lot more subtle and might require a second look.

Shop for 2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations on eBay.

Variations also have a difference on the back of the card as well. Regular rookie cards have vital stats and draft info written placed in the bars above and below the team logo. Variations have just solid-colored bars and no text.

It appears as though almost all of the Rookie Ticket Autographs have a variation, although we have not seen them for a couple of players yet. Also, it doesn't look as though any of the high-numbered Rookie Ticket Autographs, numbers 236 to 245 have a variation.

2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph variations carry over to redemptions. Panini has taken away the guesswork and noted whether the redemption is for the regular version of the card or the variation.

Click on the tabs at the top of the article to see a full list of variations we've confirmed. There's also second tab with a visual gallery for all of the 2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variations. For these, the first image is the regular version of the card. The second is the variation. We have also made small notations pointing out something you should be looking for to tell the two apart.

2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations insertion rates or print runs have not yet been released by the card maker.

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Rookie Ticket Variations

2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations Guide

101 Alfred Morris

Regular: left hand over pants
Variation: left hand away from pants

102 Adrien Robinson

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

103 Andre Branch

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

104 B.J. Coleman

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

105 B.J. Cunningham

Regular: Nike swoosh on pants.
Variation: No Nike swoosh on pants.

106 Bobby Rainey

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball

107 Bobby Wagner

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

108 Brandon Hardin

Regular: arms bent
Variation: arms straight

109 Brandon Taylor

Regular: looking forward
Variation: looking up

110 Bruce Irvin

Regular: black gloves
Variation: green gloves

111 Bryce Brown

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

112 Case Keenum

Regular: no Nike swoosh on pants
Variation: Nike swoosh on pants

113 Casey Hayward

Regular: white jersey
Variation: green jersey

114 Chandler Harnish

Regular: ball vertical
Variation: ball horizontal

115 Chandler Jones

Regular: full number on jersey front
Variation: arms blocking jersey number

116 Chris Polk

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

117 Chris Rainey

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball

118 Josh Gordon

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball, pink gloves

119 Coty Sensabaugh

Regular: numbers on one shoulder, sideways
Variation: facing forward, numbers on both shoulders

120 Courtney Upshaw

Regular: black gloves
Variation: black and white gloves

121 Cyrus Gray

Regular: sideways
Variation: patch on left shoulder

122 Dan Herron

Regular: one hand on ball
Variation: two hands on ball

123 Danny Coale

Regular: two hands on ball
Variation: one hand on ball

124 David DeCastro

Regular: helmet on
Variation: helmet off

125 Nigel Bradham

Regular: running
Variation: standing upright

126 Deangelo Peterson

Regular: Redskins jersey
Variation: Rams jersey

127 Demario Davis

Regular: green gloves
Variation: black gloves

128 Derek Wolfe

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

129 Devon Still

Regular: turned sideways
Variation: both numbers showing on front of jersey

130 Devon Wylie

Regular: facing right
Variation: facing left

131 Dont'a Hightower

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball, arms folded

132 Dontari Poe

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

133 Dre Kirkpatrick

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

134 Bill Bentley

Regular: black gloves
Variation: blue and white gloves

135 Jeff Demps

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

136 Josh Cooper

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball

137 Fletcher Cox

Regular: face to side
Variation: face forward

138 George Iloka

Regular: right hand up
Variation: sideways, left hand up

139 Gerell Robinson

Regular: Cardinals uniform
Variation: Broncos uniform

140 Rod Streater

Regular: white jersey
Variation: black jersey

141 Harrison Smith

Regular: standing
Variation: running, Nike swoosh on pants

142 Jamell Fleming

Regular: white jersey
Variation: red jersey, no helmet

143 James Hanna

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

144 Janoris Jenkins

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

145 Jared Crick

Regular: red jersey
Variation: white jersey

146 Jeff Fuller

Regular: right arm away from leg
Variation: right arm overlaps leg

147 Jerel Worthy

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

148 Jonathan Martin

Regular: bent over
Variation: standing upright

149 Josh Robinson

Regular: Vikings logo on pants
Variation: no Vikings logo on pants

150 Juron Criner

Regular: ball in front
Variation: ball to the side

151 Kellen Moore

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

152 Kendall Reyes

Regular: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

153 Keshawn Martin

Regular: front hand at neck
Variation: front hand at chest

154 Kevin Zeitler

Regular: turned to side
Variation: facing forward

155 Kirk Cousins

Regular: two hands on ball
Variation: one hand on ball

156 Ladarius Green

Regular: two hands on ball
Variation: ball in left hand

157 LaVon Brazill

Regular: right hand at side
Variation: both hands by ball

158 Lavonte David

Regular: arms up
Variation: arms down

159 Luke Kuechly

Regular: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

160 Marc Tyler

Regular: facing forward
Variation: turned to the side

161 Mark Barron

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

162 Jorvorskie Lane

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

163 Marvin Jones

Regular: one hand on ball
Variation: black stripes on pants

164 Marvin McNutt

Regular: looking back
Variation: running forward

165 Matt Kalil

Regular: purple jersey
Variation: white jersey

166 Melvin Ingram

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

167 Michael Brockers

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

168 Michael Smith

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

169 Mike Martin

Regular: 93 fully visible on front of jersey
Variation: turned to side, knees bent

170 Morris Claiborne

Regular: hunched over
Variation: standing upright

171 Mychal Kendricks

Regular: turned to side
Variation: facing forward

172 Najee Goode

Regular: gold pants
Variation: black shorts

173 Nick Perry

Regular: no NFL logo on pants
Variation: NFL logo on pants, arms in front

174 Olivier Vernon

Regular: arms in front
Variation: arms down at side

175 Omar Bolden

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball

176 Orson Charles

Regular: running forward
Variation: looking back

177 Quinton Coples

Regular: turned right, "Rookie Ticket" fully visible
Variation: turned left, reads "Rook Tick"

178 Rhett Ellison

Regular: Nike swoosh on pants
Variation: no Nike swoosh on pants

179 Riley Reiff

Regular: arms at side
Variation: right hand in front of stomach

180 Rishard Matthews

Regular: one hand on ball, black of wristband dominant
Variation: orange glove

181 Ronnell Lewis

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

182 Ryan Lindley

Regular: one hand on ball
Variation: two hands on ball

183 Sean Spence

Regular: running
Variation: standing

184 Shea McClellin

Regular: arms out
Variation: arms at waist

185 Stephon Gilmore

Regular: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

186 T.Y. Hilton

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

187 Greg Zuerlein

Regular: white pants
Variation: blue pants

188 Tavon Wilson

Regular: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

189 Terrance Ganaway

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball

190 Tim Benford

Regular: with ball
Variation: no ball

191 Tommy Streeter

Regular: redemption
Variation: redemption

192 Travis Benjamin

Regular: running forward
Variation: turned sideways

193 Trumaine Johnson

Regular: turned sideways
Variation: facing forward

194 Tyrone Crawford

Regular: facing forward
Variation: body turned sideways

195 Vontaze Burfict

Regular: white jersey
Variation: black jersey

196 Whitney Mercilus

Regular: looking over shoulder
Variation: facing forward

197 Vick Ballard

Regular: with ball
Variation: no helmet

198 Vinny Curry

Regular: running
Variation: standing

199 Zach Brown

Regular: standing
Variation: running

200 Brandon Bolden

No confirmed variations.

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Rookie Ticket RPS Variations

2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autographs Variations Guide

The first image is the regular version. The second image is the variation.

201 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 201 Andrew Luck 213x300 Image  2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Andrew Luck 215x300 Image

Regular: one hand on ball
Variation: two hands on ball

202 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 202 Robert Griffin III 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Robert Griffin III 211x300 Image

Regular: running
Variation: throwing

203 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 203 Trent Richardson 217x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Trent Richardson 213x300 Image

Regular: no Nike swoosh on pants
Variation: Nike swoosh on pants

204 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Ryan Tannehill 215x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 204 Ryan Tannehill1 214x300 Image

Regular: two hands on ball
Variation: one hand on ball

205 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 205 Justin Blackmon 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Justin Blackmon 213x300 Image

Regular: bent over
Variation: standing upright

206 Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 206 Brandon Weeden 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Brandon Weeden 214x300 Image

Regular: arms apart
Variation: hands close

207 Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 207 Brock Osweiler 215x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Brock Osweiler 224x300 Image

Regular: white jersey
Variation: orange jersey

208 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 208 Michael Floyd 212x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Michael Floyd 212x300 Image

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

209 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 209 Kendall Wright 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Kendall Wright 260x285 Image

Regular: feet close
Variation: feet wide apart

210 A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 210 AJ Jenkins 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations AJ Jenkins 213x300 Image

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

211 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 211 Doug Martin 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Doug Martin 211x300 Image

Regular: one hand on ball
Variation: two hands on ball

212 Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 212 Lamar Miller 214x300 Image

Regular image shown. Variation not yet confirmed.

213 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams

2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Isaiah Pead 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 213 Isaiah Pead 213x300 Image

Regular: leg out
Variation: feet close together

214 David Wilson, New York Giants

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 214 David Wilson 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations David Wilson 211x300 Image

Regular: leg out
Variation: legs in

216 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 216 Mohamed Sanu 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Mohamed Sanu 246x300 Image

Regular: white jersey
Variation: black jersey

219 LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 219 LaMichael James 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs LaMichael James Variation 211x300 Image


Variation:
no "49ers" on front of jersey

221 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 221 Coby Fleener 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Coby Fleener 213x300 Image

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

222 Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 222 Ryan Broyles 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Ryan Broyles 217x300 Image

Regular: white jersey
Variation: blue jersey

224 Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 224 Ronnie Hillman 215x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Ronnie Hillman 212x300 Image

Regular: Nike swoosh showing on pants
Variation: no Nike swoosh on pants

226 Michael Egnew, Miami Dolphins

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 226 Michael Egnew 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Michael Egnew Image

Regular: feet apart
Variation: feet together

227 Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 227 Chris Givens 214x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs Chris Givens Variation 213x300 Image

Regular: left hand up
Variation: left hand down

228 Joe Adams, Carolina Panthers

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 228 Joe Adams 212x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs Joe Adams Variation 214x300 Image

Regular: white jersey
Variation: black jersey

231 T.J. Graham, Buffalo Bills

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 231 TJ Graham 215x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations TJ Graham 213x300 Image

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

232 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 232 Brian Quick 213x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Brian Quick 212x300 Image

Regular: no ball
Variation: with ball

234 Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 234 Jarius Wright 216x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Jarius Wright 214x300 Image

Regular: running
Variation: crouching

235 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

2012 Panini Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs 235 Alshon Jeffery Redemption 211x300 Image 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variations Alshon Jeffery 212x300 Image

Regular: redemption
Variation: live

Redemptions:

The following 2012 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs are redemptions. Variations are noted directly on the redemption cards.

  • 215 Stephen Hill, New York Jets
  • 217 Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens
  • 218 Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 220 Rueben Randle, New York Giants
  • 223 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
  • 225 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
  • 229 Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks
  • 230 Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints
  • 233 DeVier Posey, Houston Texans

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User Comments

  1. Just wanted you to know that I actually pulled a Josh Norman variation to card #245, and there are also a couple that have popped up on ebay. I would love to know just how rare these are btw

  2. also a super short print variation for Jeff Demps cuz I pulled one

  3. card 210 aj jenkins has to variation also regular he doesnt have a ball and the sp he holding a ball i believe slight chance it could be oppisite

  4. lamichael james variation…in his variation his legs are together look to be touching instead of spread apart like his regular 1

  5. pulled card #240 kris adams. seems it is variation. bordered box on back has no info or stats.

  6. matt » That is correct — definitely a variation.

  7. how can i tell the variation on the andrew luck contender auto ?

  8. kingb2011 » On the variation, he has two hands on the football. Click on the last tab above and the first images you’ll see are both versions of the card, regular first and the variation second.

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