An early surprise for collectors and already one of the best-received new products of 2015, 2014 Panini Black Gold Football is making waves in the hobby. Fusing two lines into one new concept, the black-centric design is offset by gold to make for a memorable product.
The standouts of 2014 Panini Black Gold Football include Sizable Signatures and the many multi-relic cards. There are actually two versions of the Sizeable Signatures cards. The rookie version has a vertical design and the majority feature an on-card signature on acetate with a jumbo jersey piece set behind it. The veteran edition features a horizontal design and includes a smaller patch behind the signature.
Offering a large mix of relic cards, 2014 Panini Black Gold Football includes jumbo, dual, triple and quad relics. Massive Materials and Mother Lode Rookie Triple Jersey look to be some of the best.
Outside of the hard-signed cards, there are also sticker and trapped autographs. Rookie players are the main part of the autograph checklist, but there are some limited veteran options.
Symbols are another major component of 2014 Panini Black Gold Football. Although manufactured relics usually elicit a mixed response from collectors, no matter your preference, the various Symbols cards still have a quality look. And at two per box, there will be a lot out there.
While the overall product is more black than gold, the Gold Standard cards put gold at the forefront with 14k gold pieces. When all else fails, just remember that collectors love gold.
Finally, base cards usually get lost in a product like this, but they are actually quite strong thanks to the shadowbox effect.
With initial prices hovering around $180-$200 per eight-card box, the product is certainly on the higher end of the collecting spectrum. Collectors can take some of the price and uncertainty away by buying singles instead of breaking boxes.
The list below takes a real-time look at the 50 most-watched 2014 Panini Black Gold Football auctions currently on eBay. Whether you are tracking values or just perusing the top hits, check back to view the newest hits to surface.
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.
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