Again giving NFL collectors an early taste of the incoming rookie class, as well as top players in their college gear, the 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football checklist provides the hobby-favorite brand with a collegiate twist. Similar to the NFL-based set, Draft Picks centers around the autographed rookie tickets.
Found in hobby and retail, both formats guarantee signed cards with six autographs per hobby box and two autographs in each retail box.
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Tickets
The base set, formally known as the Season Ticket cards, highlights NFL players during their amateur days. Adding to the primary line, College Ticket cards provide autographs for the biggest names entering the 2017 NFL Draft. In addition to the ever-popular Variations, collectors can find retail-only Red Foil and and Blue Foil parallels for the signed cards. Other limited base parallels include hobby-only Bowl Ticket (#/99), Cracked Ice Ticket (#/23), Playoff Ticket (#/15), Championship Ticket (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1).
Based on images posted to the Panini Instagram account, it appears that at least some of the College Tickets will be signed on-card.
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Inserts
While the first-year players are a clear focus, 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football offers other signed options. The Old School Colors Signatures set goes retro with Heisman Trophy winners while Alumni Ink honors the biggest names in college football history. Documenting specific positions, Rush Week Signatures is all about the newest running backs while Passing Grades Signatures tackles the best young quarterbacks. Collegiate Connections Signatures and School Colors Signatures are some of the other signed sets.
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football also contains many of the signed sets in unsigned insert form. This includes Collegiate Connections, Game Day Tickets, Passing Grades, Rush Week, School Colors and Old School Colors.
Estimated Release Date: 4/12/2017
Product Configuration (hobby): 18 cards per pack, 6 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Product Configuration (retail): 6 cards per pack, 7 packs per box, 20 boxes per case
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Hobby Box Break
- 6 Autographs
- 9 Game Day Tickets inserts
- 6 each of School Colors/Old School Colors inserts
- 3 each of Collegiate Connections/Passing Grades/Rush Week inserts
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Retail Box Break
- 2 Autographs
- 4 Game Day Tickets inserts
- 4 each of School Colors/Old School Colors inserts
- 1 each of Collegiate Connections/Passing Grades/Rush Week inserts
- 3 Other Inserts
Please note that these are mock-up images. Final designs and contents are subject to change.
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|2017 PANINI CONTENDERS DRAFT PICKS COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL HOBBY SEALED BOX PREORDER||$107.00|
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|2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Football Hobby Box||$124.95|
|2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Football Hobby 12-Box Case||$1,344.00|