2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations Checklist & Gallery

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations Checklist & Gallery

The 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations bring collectors the collegiate version of the popular Rookie Ticket Autographs. Showcasing the main 2015 Contenders design, these offer some of the earliest autographs for the top 2016 NFL Draft prospects. While the detailed short print information is not yet known, spot the different 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations using our guide below.

Shop for 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football variations on eBay.

Although previous releases took pity on collectors and made it relatively easy to immediately distinguish the versions with a subtle number placement or logo change, the 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations appear to only offer image differences so collectors need to pay extra attention. The detailed guide below aims to clear up any confusion with a side-by-side comparison for all 39 cards that include variations.

Both versions include sticker autographs but the variations are normally short printed by a noticeable amount. Despite this, both the base College Ticket Autographs and Variations include seven levels of parallels. At this point, we have listed all images together until we can be certain which is the base and which is the variation. Thankfully, we do at least know which players are included as they were provided on the final checklist.

As this guide is a work in progress, we are identifying and adding images as quickly as possible. Nothing is confirmed by Panini and we are going ahead largely based on the cards to surface online. Please email us if you see something we are missing.

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Checklist

Click on the listings to shop for cards on eBay. Parallels are occasionally substituted for base cards but the images are the same.

101 Joey Bosa - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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102 Jared Goff - Cal Golden Bears

Base: Looking ahead
Variation: Looking to side

Base

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Variation

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103 Connor Cook - Michigan State Spartans

Base: Green jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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104 Laquon Treadwell - Ole Miss Rebels

Base: Blue jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

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Variation

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105 Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

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Variation

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106 Michael Thomas - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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107 Josh Doctson - TCU Horned Frogs

Base: White jersey, purple pants
Variation: Camo jersey, white pants

Base

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Variation

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108 Derrick Henry - Alabama Crimson Tide

Base: Ball in his right arm
Variation: Ball in his left arm

Base

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Variation

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109 Cardale Jones - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Running
Variation: Pre-throw

Base

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Variation

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111 Corey Coleman - Baylor Bears

Base: Running ahead
Variation: Running to the side

Base

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Variation

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113 Hunter Henry - Arkansas Razorbacks

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

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114 Demarcus Robinson - Florida Gators

Base: Blue jersey
Variation: Orange uniform

Base

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Variation

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115 Alex Collins - Arkansas Razorbacks

Base: Both hands near face
Variation: Ball near stomach

Base

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Variation

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117 Paul Perkins - UCLA Bruins

Base: White jersey
Variation: Blue jersey

Base

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Variation

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119 Rashard Higgins - Colorado State Rams

Base: White jersey
Variation: Green jersey

Base

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Variation

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120 Pharoh Cooper - South Carolina Gamecocks

Base:
Variation:

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122 Devontae Booker - Utah Utes

Base: Red uniform
Variation: Black Uniform

Base

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Variation

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123 De'Runnya Wilson - Mississippi State Bulldogs

Base: Hunched
Variation: Standing upright

Base

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Variation

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124 Jordan Williams - Ball State Cardinals

Base: Hunched
Variation: Standing upright

Base

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Variation

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125 Dak Prescott - Mississippi State Bulldogs

Base: Standing upright
Variation: Hunched, ball tucked

Base

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Variation

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126 Aaron Green - TCU Horned Frogs

Base: Camo jersey
Variation: Purple jersey

Base

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Variation

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127 Carson Wentz - North Dakota State Bison

Base: White jersey
Variation: Green jersey

Base

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Variation

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128 Nick Vannett - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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130 Leonte Carroo - Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Base: Red uniform
Variation: White uniform

Base

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Variation

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131 Tre Madden - USC Trojans

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

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Variation

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133 Brandon Doughty - Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Base: Pre-throw
Variation: Hand off

Base

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Variation

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135 Nelson Spruce - Colorado Buffaloes

Base: Gold pants, gold helmet
Variation: Gray pants, white helmet

Base

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Variation

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136 Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

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Variation

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137 Kenyan Drake - Alabama Crimson Tide

Base: Running at angle
Variation: Cutting back, facing ahead

Base

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Variation

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138 Braxton Miller - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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139 Josh Ferguson - Illinois Fighting Illini

Base: White jersey
Variation: Orange jersey

Base

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Variation

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140 Cody Kessler - USC Trojans

Base: Both hands on ball
Variation: Ball in his right hand

Base

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Variation

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141 Devon Cajuste - Stanford Cardinal

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

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Variation

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142 Devon Johnson - Marshall Thundering Herd

Base: Green jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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143 D.J. Foster - Arizona State Sun Devils

Base: Burgundy uniform
Variation: White uniform

Base

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Variation

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144 Austin Hooper - Stanford Cardinal

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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145 Sterling Shepard - Oklahoma Sooners

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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146 Mekale McKay - Cincinnati Bearcats

Base: Black jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

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Variation

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149 Paxton Lynch - Memphis Tigers

Base: Both hands on ball
Variation: Throwing

Base

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Variation

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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+.

User Comments

  1. Author

    Looks like they used the pic of my Jared Goff variation card for the variation pic…They had a cracked ice version, and the one they have is the exact auto that’s on mine…perfect match….Very cool…

  2. Author

    Bob C Hi Bob, you had asked about uploading the Goff image on the product page so I went ahead and added it.

  3. Author

    Thanks a bunch!….It is a good looking card….Any word on how rare the variations are, or how many of each were made?

    Thanks again

  4. Author

    Bob C No word on rarity yet. Panini should supply the ranges at some point.

  5. Author

    It’s showing now that were 50 or less copies…I’d be real curious as to just how many copies are out there,…I seen 2 or 3 of the variations on ebay…including mine….so they do seem rare…Thanks a bunch Trey..

    Bob

  6. Author

    Is the Dak Prescott Picture #125 switch by chanced? Just checking. By the way thanks for the info on the Ty Cobb damaged card. I decided to take back through my local card shop.

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