2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Variation Guide

2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Variation Guide

Variations are certainly not a new concept in collecting, but anytime something comes along that offers an option that is a little different, collectors tend to take notice. The distinct artistic design of the 2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Variation cards give them a striking look and the rarity means that they will be a tough set to track down even with the small checklist.

Featuring a good mix of new and old stars, each of the subjects have made considerable waves in the NFL and were college standouts before that. The base version for each card includes the player as they are currently seen on Sunday and the variation looks back at their college days. In addition to the obvious image difference, the variation also replaces the "Gridiron Kings" text at the bottom with each players's college.

While image variations can be easily overdone, the 2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Variation cards are limited to just ten subjects that average only one every two cases. Still rare, there are also limited Blue Frame, Green Frame, Red Frame and Black Frame (1/1) parallels.

Because they are very easy to differentiate, most can spot them without any assistance. However, given the visual appeal of each card, they are still worth a detailed look. The guide below features a side-by-side comparison between all the base and variation cards.

2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Variation Guide

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3 Odell Beckham Jr - New York Giants / LSU Tigers

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Odell Beckham
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Odell Beckham

8 Peyton Manning - Denver Broncos / Tennessee Volunteers

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Peyton Manning

Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Peyton Manning

11 Tom Brady - New England Patriots / Michigan Wolverines

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Tom Brady
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Tom Brady

22 Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys / Oklahoma State Cowboys

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Dez Bryant
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Dez Bryant

36 Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons / Alabama Crimson Tide

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Julio Jones
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Julio Jones

41 J.J. Watt - Houston Texans / Wisconsin Badgers

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Watt
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation JJ Watt

63 Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers / Cal Golden Bears

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Aaron Rodgers
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Aaron Rodgers

84 Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts / Stanford Cardinal

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Andrew Luck
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Andrew Luck

95 Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers / Auburn Tigers

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Cam Newton
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Cam Newton

99 Charles Woodson - Oakland Raiders / Michigan Wolverines

Base
2015 Gridiron Kings Base Charles Woodson
Variation
2015 Gridiron Kings College Variation Charles Woodson

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