2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations Guide Update

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations Guide Update

Overview

As one of the biggest yearly releases for rookie collectors, 2015 Panini Contenders Football is celebrated for a deep checklist and many on-card autographs. Another key component of the product is the short-printed variations that offer a more limited option for collectors. Although the differences can be quite subtle, collectors know very well that almost any Rookie Ticket has the potential to be a super short print.

Shop for 2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations on eBay.

Making things a bit more muddled for collectors is the fact that Panini released a college-themed version of Contenders Football earlier the year. This set also has variations and it contains many of the same players. While the college images are generally easy to distinguish, it can make searching on eBay more of a chore and some of the RPS players have college variations in this release as well.

This year, it appears Panini has made things very simple for once. In order to know if you have a variations or base Rookie Ticket, simply look to the logo in the top corner. If it shows a team helmet, you have the base version. But, if it is just the team logo, the card is a variation. Obviously, the player images switch as well, but this is a much more convenient way to determine what you have.

Among the RPS subjects, the Cleveland Browns are the one exception as both base and variation Rookie Ticket feature a Browns helmet. It appears that the variation is the card with the smaller helmet.

Print runs are not known at this point, but Panini normally reveals that info and we will update the guide when we receive confirmation on the specific rarity.

Base Rookie Ticket

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Mariota

Variation Rookie Ticket

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Mariota

Rookie Ticket Autograph RPS Variations

As in most seasons, the top first-year names can be found in the Rookie Ticket Autograph RPS portion of the checklist. Filled with attendees of the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, these cards are hard-signed. In addition to the basic variation for the 41-card checklist, 18 players also have a college variation, which are much easier to spot. A full gallery is shown below. There are several players which come only as redemptions, including multiple key names.

Other Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations

Beyond the RPS options, there are still plenty of variations to be found in 2015 Contenders Football, but the same concept offered above still appears to be the case. However, these cards utilize sticker autographs.

Adding even more for collectors to chase, each of the Rookie Ticket cards offer a variety of limited parallels for both the variations and the base cards. View the full checklist for specific details.

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variations Gallery

Click on the listings or images to shop for cards on eBay. Parallels are occasionally shown but the images are the same. Work in progress. 

201 Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers (Sticker Autograph)
Base: Running
Variation I: Leg Up
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Melvin Gordon

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Melvin Gordon

College

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph College Variation Melvin Gordon


202 Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions
Base: Running ahead
Variation I: Arm to side
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Abdullah

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Abdullah

College

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph College Variation Abdullah


203 Breshad Perriman - Baltimore Ravens
Base: Ball tucked in arm
Variation I: Both hands on ball
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Perriman

Variation 

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation Perriman

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph College Variation Perriman


204 Brett Hundley - Green Bay Packers (Sticker Autograph)
Base: Both hands on ball
Variation: Ball behind head in throwing motion

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Hundley

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Hundley


205 Bryce Petty - New York Jets
Base: Number visible
Variation: Number obscured

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Petty

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Petty


206 Buck Allen - Baltimore Ravens
Base: Ball in his left arm
Variation: Ball in his right arm, just below helmet

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Buck Allen

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Buck Allen


207 Chris Conley - Kansas City Chiefs
Base: Jersey number not visible
Variation: Jersey number visible

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Conley

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Conley


208 David Cobb - Tennessee Titans
Base: Arm in one hand
Variation: Catching ball

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph David Cobb

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation David Cobb


209 David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
Base: Ball high, near neck
Variation: Ball low, near waist

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph David Johnson

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation David Johnson


210 DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins
Base: Ball ticked in arm
Variation I: Ball next to helmet
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Devante Parker

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Devante Parker

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph College Variation Devante Parker


211 Devin Funchess - Carolina Panthers
Base: Facing ahead
Variation I: Facing to the side
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Funchess

Variation 

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation Funchess

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation College Funchess


212 Devin Smith - New York Jets
Base: Ball in arm
Variation I: Jumping for ball
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Devin Smith

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Devin Smith

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph College Variation Devin Smith


213 Dorial Green-Beckham - Tennessee Titans - Redemption 

Base: TBD
Variation: TBD

214 Duke Johnson - Cleveland Browns*
Base: Catching ball
Variation: Ball in one arm

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Duke Johnson

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Duke Johnson


215 Garrett Grayson - New Orleans Saints
Base: Both hands on ball
Variation I: Throwing motion
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph Grayson

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Grayson

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation College Garrett Grayson


216 Jaelen Strong - Houston Texans
Base: Ball high
Variation: Ball near chest

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Jaelen Strong

Variation

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation Jaelen Strong


217 Jameis Winston - TB Buccaneers - Redemption
Base: TBD
Variation I: TBD
Variation II: College

218 Jamison Crowder - Washington Redskins
Base: Both hands on ball
Variation: Ball tucked into arm

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Crowder

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Crowder


219 Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins
Base: Facing forward
Variation: Running to the side

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Jay Ajayi

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Jay Ajayi


220 Jeremy Langford - Chicago Bears
Base: Shoulder forward
Variation: Stiff arm

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Langford

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Langford


221 Justin Hardy - Atlanta Falcons
Base: Facing the side
Variation: Facing ahead

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Justin Hardy

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Justin Hardy


222 Karlos Williams - Buffalo Bills
Base: Red shoe visible
Variation: No shoe visible

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Karlos Williams

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations Karlos Williams


223 Kevin White - Chicago Bears
Base: Ball low
Variation I: Catching ball
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Kevin White

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Kevin White

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph College Variation Kevin White


224 Leonard Williams - New York Jets
Base: Standing, no ball
Variation: Running with ball

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Leonard Williams

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Leonard Williams


225 Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
Base: NFL logo visible on ball
Variation I: Standing sideways
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Mariota

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Mariota

College

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph College Variation Mariota


226 Matt Jones - Washington Redskins - Redemption 
Base: TBD
Variation: TBD

227 Maxx Williams - Baltimore Ravens
Base: Jersey number obscured
Variation: Jersey number visible

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Maxx Williams

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Maxx Williams


228 Amari Cooper - Oakland Raiders - Redemption
Base: TBD
Variation I: TBD
Variation II: College

229 Mike Davis - San Francisco 49ers
Base: Ball in his left arm
Variation: Both hands on ball

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Mike Davis

Variation

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation Mike Davis


230 Nelson Agholor - Philadelphia Eagles
Base: Hand next to helmet
Variation I: Both hands near waist
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Agholor

Variation 

2015 Contenders Football RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph Variation Agholor

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation College Nelson Agholor


231 Phillip Dorsett - Indianapolis Colts - Redemption
Base: TBD
Variation I: TBD
Variation II: College

232 Rashad Greene - Jacksonville Jaguars
Base: Ball tucked in arm
Variation: Catching ball

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Rashad Greene

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Rashad Greene


233 Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
Base: Both hands on ball
Variation I: Ball tucked in arm
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Coates

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Coates

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph College Variation Coates


234 Sean Mannion - St. Louis Rams
Base: Pre-throw motion, ball near head
Variation: Ball near chest

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Mannion

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Mannion


235 Stefon Diggs - Minnesota Vikings
Base: Jumping, both hands on ball
Variation: Ball tucked in arm

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Stefon Diggs

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Stefon Diggs


236 T.J. Yeldon - Jacksonville Jaguars - Redemption 
Base: TBD
Variation I: TBD
Variation II: College

237 Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons - Redemption 
Base: TBD
Variation I: TBD
Variation II: College

238 Todd Gurley - St. Louis Rams - Redemption 
Base: TBD
Variation I: TBD
Variation II: College

239 Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
Base: Both hands on ball
Variation: Ball tucked in arm

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Ty Montgomery

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Ty Montgomery


240 Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
Base: Stiff arm
Variation I: Hands close
Variation II: College

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Tyler Lockett

Variation 

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Lockett

College

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation College Tyler Lockett


241 Vince Mayle - Cleveland Browns*

Base: Pants text not visible
Variation: "Browns" text visible on pants

Base

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Vince Mayle

Variation

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph Variation Mayle

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Set Checklist

2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations Checklist

Rookie Ticket Variations
101 Kenny Bell - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
102 Cameron Artis-Payne - Car Panthers
104 Vic Beasley Jr. - Atlanta Falcons
110 Bud Dupree - Pittsburgh Steelers
118 Benardrick McKinney - Houston Texans
121 Denzel Perryman - San Diego Chargers
127 Clive Walford - Oakland Raiders
128 Owamagbe Odighizuwa - NY Giants
130 Eli Harold - San Francisco 49ers
131 Tyler Kroft - Cincinnati Bengals
132 Danielle Hunter - Minnesota Vikings
134 Dezmin Lewis - Buffalo Bills
137 Blake Bell - San Francisco 49ers
138 Josh Shaw - Cincinnati Bengals
142 Davis Tull - New Orleans Saints
143 J.J. Nelson - Arizona Cardinals
144 Jesse James - Pittsburgh Steelers
145 Nick O'Leary - Buffalo Bills
146 Darren Waller - Baltimore Ravens
147 Josh Robinson - Indianapolis Colts
149 Marcus Murphy - New Orleans Saints
150 Deontay Greenberry - Dallas Cowboys
153 Tre McBride - Tennessee Titans
155 Titus Davis - New York Jets
157 Mario Alford - Cincinnati Bengals
162 Tony Lippett - Miami Dolphins
170 Eric Tomlinson - Houston Texans
172 Derron Smith - Cincinnati Bengals
173 Cameron Erving - Cleveland Browns
177 Levi Norwood - Chicago Bears
180 Shane Carden - Chicago Bears
183 Nick Boyle - Baltimore Ravens
184 Terrence Magee - Baltimore Ravens
194 Kenny Hilliard - Houston Texans
198 Doran Grant - Pittsburgh Steelers
199 Kaelin Clay - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rookie Ticket RPS Variations
201 Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers
202 Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions
203 Breshad Perriman - Baltimore Ravens
204 Brett Hundley - Green Bay Packers
205 Bryce Petty - New York Jets
206 Buck Allen - Baltimore Ravens
207 Chris Conley - Kansas City Chiefs
208 David Cobb - Tennessee Titans
209 David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
210 DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins
211 Devin Funchess - Carolina Panthers
212 Devin Smith - New York Jets
213 Dorial Green-Beckham - Tenn Titans
214 Duke Johnson - Cleveland Browns
215 Garrett Grayson - New Orleans Saints
216 Jaelen Strong - Houston Texans
217 Jameis Winston - TB Buccaneers
218 Jamison Crowder - Wash Redskins
219 Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins
220 Jeremy Langford - Chicago Bears
221 Justin Hardy - Atlanta Falcons
222 Karlos Williams - Buffalo Bills
223 Kevin White - Chicago Bears
224 Leonard Williams - New York Jets
225 Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
226 Matt Jones - Washington Redskins
227 Maxx Williams - Baltimore Ravens
228 Amari Cooper - Oakland Raiders
229 Mike Davis - San Francisco 49ers
230 Nelson Agholor - Philadelphia Eagles
231 Phillip Dorsett - Indianapolis Colts
232 Rashad Greene - Jacksonville Jaguars
233 Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
234 Sean Mannion - St. Louis Rams
235 Stefon Diggs - Minnesota Vikings
236 T.J. Yeldon - Jacksonville Jaguars
237 Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
238 Todd Gurley - St. Louis Rams
239 Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
240 Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
241 Vince Mayle - Cleveland Browns

Rookie Ticket RPS College Variations
201 Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin Badgers
202 Ameer Abdullah - Neb Cornhuskers
203 Breshad Perriman - UCF Knights
210 DeVante Parker - Louisville Cardinals
211 Devin Funchess - Michigan Wolverines
212 Devin Smith - Ohio State Buckeyes
215 Garrett Grayson - Colorado State Rams
217 Jameis Winston - Florida St Seminoles
223 Kevin White - W Virginia Mountaineers
225 Marcus Mariota - Oregon Ducks
228 Amari Cooper - Alabama Crimson Tide
230 Nelson Agholor - USC Trojans
231 Phillip Dorsett - Miami Hurricanes
233 Sammie Coates - Auburn Tigers
236 T.J. Yeldon - Alabama Crimson Tide
237 Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
238 Todd Gurley - Georgia Bulldogs
240 Tyler Lockett - Kansas State Wildcats

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