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2011 Playoff Contenders Football Cards

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Cards

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Contenders' Rookie Tickets Autographs are among the most distinct in the hobby. This year, Panini has made the signatures on-card rather than the stickers used in the past. Every box of the mid- to -high-end set has four total autograph cards, including two from the game's first-year players. The Ticket theme carries through other inserts, including Super Bowl Tickets, Front Row Tickets and Black Gold Tickets, which promise solid gold.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid- to High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph Collectors, Football Card Collectors

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Box Break

  • Two On-Card Rookie Autographs
  • Two Additional Autographs
  • 15 Insert Cards

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Product Highlights:

  • Complete visual guide to 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Ticket variations.
  • 2011 Playoff Contenders Football short prints.
  • Rookie Ticket Autographs return  with on-card signatures.
  • Every box has four autographs, including two signatures from first-year standouts (either Rookie Ticket rookie cards or Rookie Ink inserts).
  • Black Gold Tickets build on last year's Golden Ticket inserts. The one-of-one cards feature real gold.
  • Front Row Tickets is a parallel set with rookie autographs from the 36 participants at the NFL Rookie Premiere. Each card is a one-of-one.
  • The same 36 players also signed Printing Plates for another one-of-one set.
  • Signs of Greatness Autographs looks at the NFL's rising stars.
  • Team collectors are the target for NFL Quad Ink Signatures. The double-sided cards feature autographs from four teammates. Combinations include:
    • Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson and Clay Mathews
    • Tony Romo, Felix Jones, Miles Austin and Dez Bryant
    • Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson
    • Ben Roethlisberger, Rashard Mendenhall, Hines Ward and Mike Wallace
  • Additional inserts and autograph sets: Super Bowl Tickets, Legendary Contenders, Rookie Roll Call and Rookie of the Year Contenders.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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Does anyone know if the blaster boxes are limited to certain autographs?


I like it… I love it…. I want some more of it. Pulled a Cam Newton auto rc. ‘Nuff said.

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