How to Spot the 2014 Panini Prizm Football Variations

How to Spot the 2014 Panini Prizm Football Variations

Ball in left hand, ball in right hand, twisted to the left, twisted to the right -- 2014 Panini Prizm Football variations take the subtle approach as far as image switches go. Further complicating matters is that some players have just two variations (in addition to the base card), while others have four. And then there are the Prizm parallels that variants are also part of. Maybe the 2014 Panini Prizm Football variations aren't so simple after all.

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When the info for 2014 Panini Prizm Football was first released, it gave the heads up that some rookies would be getting the variation treatment. It also mentioned that some would be short prints while others would be super short prints. Panini hasn't released that info yet for or as it works with the players with four variations.

Other than the photos differing, it doesn't look like there's any other trick to spotting one of the short prints.

We've compiled a list of confirmed variations below along with their base card counterparts so you can compare what you've got and spot any short prints.

2014 Panini Prizm Football Variations Visual Guide

At this point, Panini has not confirmed which cards are basic variations and which are SSP. We will update to show this if and when it is confirmed.

216 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Base: running, number on jersey front visible
Variation 1: running sideways, going to right of card
Variation 2: holding out ball
Variation 3: catching
Variation 4: running sideways, going to left of card

Base

Variation 2

2014 Panini Prizm Variation Mike Evans Holding Ball Out

Variation 4

Variation 1

2014 Panini Prizm Variation Mike Evans Facing Right

Variation 3

229 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

Base: running forward, ball in left hand
Variation 1: running forward, ball in right hand
Variation 2: crushing ball
Variation 3: reaching for ball
Variation 4: running sideways

Base

Variation 2

Variation 4

Variation 1

Variation 3

235 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars

Base: ball in front of chest
Variation 1: ball up, one hand
Variation 2: ball up, two hands
Variation 3: ball at waist
Variation 4: holding ball out

Base

Variation 2

Variation 4

Variation 1

Variation 3

242 Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings

Base: two hands on ball, face left of card
Variation 1: two hands on ball, facing right of card
Variation 2: ball up, in one hand
Variation 3: leaning forward
Variation 4: running

Base

Variation 2

Variation 4

Variation 1

Variation 3

2014 Panini Prizm Variations Teddy Bridgewater Facing Forward

243 Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots

Base: facing left of card
Variation 1: facing right of card
Variation 2: ball in one hand (likely SSP)

Base

2014 Panini Prizm 243 Jimmy Garoppolo

Variation 2

Variation 1

257 Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders

Base: turned, facing right of card
Variation 1: two hands on ball at shoulder
Variation 2: pointing

Base

Variation 2

2014 Panini Prizm Variations 257 Derek Carr Pointing

Variation 1

260 Tom Savage

Base: ball in two hands
Variation 1: ball up in one hand
Variation 2: running with ball

Base

 

Variation 2

 

Variation 1

 

285 Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans

Base: running arm fist out
Variation 1: running arm fist in
Variation 2: looking back over shoulder

Base

Variation 2

Variation 1

287 Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

Base: two hands on ball, facing forward
Variation 1: ball up, empty hand in shadow
Variation 2: two hands on ball, twisted
Variation 3: ball up, empty hand in light
Variation 4: posed, looking at camera

Base

2014 Panini Prizm 287 Johnny Manziel

Variation 2

Variation 4

2014 Panini Prizm FB Variation Johnny Manziel Posing

Variation 1

2014 Panini Prizm FB Variation Johnny Manziel One Hand on Ball Palm in Shadow

Variation 3

2014 Panini Prizm FB Variation Johnny Manziel One Hand on Ball Palm in Light

293 AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals

Base: ball in one hand at helmet
Variation 1: ball in one hand at chest
Variation 2: ball in two hands

Base

Variation 2

Variation 1

2014 Panini Prizm Variations 293 AJ McCarron ball at chest

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Ryan Cracknell

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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.

User Comments

  1. Thanks Ryan! Always on the ball :) I needed to see this! Thank you for all you do with this GREAT site you have for all us collectors! As always, have a great day!
    Djdavyb

  2. Complete list of variations, which ones are SSPs?? Why do they not mention that they also have refractor variations?? Dont hit us with a sample size when we hunger for a meal.

  3. dj As the article mentions in a couple of spots, Panini has not confirmed the SSPs or which levels of Prizm parallels there are. We prefer not to mislead people with speculation. If Panini confirms the SSPs and exactly which Prizm variations there are we’ll update.

  4. Im a raider fan and have all 3 photo variations. I have noticed on the back of the base and photo variation #1 (both hands on ball), that the storylines talk mainly about football stats. While the third photo variation is more about his life. Maybe thats a clue on which is the ssp?

  5. Oops just rechecked the cards… base and photo variation #3 storylines are about football stats and variation #2 storyline is about life.

  6. Do we know which ones are ssr yet?

  7. Panini still hasn’t confirmed which are the SSP yet.

  8. Pannini dosent want to conferm which are SSPs because I dont think there are SSPs. I think they are just trying to push sales. How can it take so long to conferm when they produced the cards, and have been known what is what..

  9. We still don’t know which ones are asp?

  10. I’ve been chasing the Red, White & Blue Refractors. The RC’s are very Short Printed, SSP… I’ve called, left messages, finally got a call back today from Panini, couldn’t give me the amount made because it’s, “Confidential”. So I asked for the amount of cases made so I can base my value on the cards by how many I pulled vs. how many are out there. It’s a fair question due to Panini’s false advertising in the Value Packs, which say that you can pull Green, Blue, Regular, Refractor, Gold Autographs but only the RWB Autographs are inserted (Or Point Cards)… So I waited and they just hung up on me eventually. No answer, no idea how many exist other than it must be less than 25 per RC, maybe as low as 10… I know for a fact at least 6 Jordan Matthews exist, why I say 10-25. So we know that Blue n Red in value packs come from Walmart or Taget, Green is also inserted, just no Autographs in those colors in Value Packs. Purple is Blaster exclusive, so how many Purple exist also? I’ve seen very few RCs, but yet the information is not available to the public? Same for exclusive Camo which has variations and Pink. How few RC’s of each exist? Due to failure of knowledge, allowing any information on SSP & SP cards to the public, Panini has made it impossible for set, player and Rainbow Collectors to be able to have an idea how many of each exist or what price is normal. If anyone has any information I’m very interested in finding out any facts or even just their opinion. Thanks,
    Kyle

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