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.