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

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8 Peyton Manning - Denver Broncos / Tennessee Volunteers

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11 Tom Brady - New England Patriots / Michigan Wolverines

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22 Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys / Oklahoma State Cowboys

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36 Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons / Alabama Crimson Tide

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

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63 Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers / Cal Golden Bears

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84 Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts / Stanford Cardinal

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95 Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers / Auburn Tigers

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99 Charles Woodson - Oakland Raiders / Michigan Wolverines

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Trey Treutel

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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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