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

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Joey Bosa Red Jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Joey Bosa white jersey

102 Jared Goff - Cal Golden Bears

Base: Looking ahead
Variation: Looking to side

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Jared Goff

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations Goff

103 Connor Cook - Michigan State Spartans

Base: Green jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Connor Cook Green Jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Connor Cook white jersey Bowl

104 Laquon Treadwell - Ole Miss Rebels

Base: Blue jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Laquon Treadwell blue jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Laquon Treadwell red jersey playoff

105 Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Ezekiel Elliott Cracked Ice

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Ezekiel Elliott red jersey

106 Michael Thomas - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Michael Thomas

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Michael Thomas white jersey

107 Josh Doctson - TCU Horned Frogs

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

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Josh Doctson

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Doctson

108 Derrick Henry - Alabama Crimson Tide

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

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Derrick Henry ball right arm

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Derrick Henry

109 Cardale Jones - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Running
Variation: Pre-throw

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Cardale Jones

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Cardale Jones playoff

111 Corey Coleman - Baylor Bears

Base: Running ahead
Variation: Running to the side

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Corey Coleman

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Corey Coleman sideways

113 Hunter Henry - Arkansas Razorbacks

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Hunter Henry

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Hunter Henry white jersey

114 Demarcus Robinson - Florida Gators

Base: Blue jersey
Variation: Orange uniform

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Demarcus Robinson

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Demarcus Robinson orange playoff

115 Alex Collins - Arkansas Razorbacks

Base: Both hands near face
Variation: Ball near stomach

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Alex Collins

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Alex Collins cracked

117 Paul Perkins - UCLA Bruins

Base: White jersey
Variation: Blue jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Paul Perkins

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Paul Perkins blue jersey Bowl

119 Rashard Higgins - Colorado State Rams

Base: White jersey
Variation: Green jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Rashard Higgins

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Rashard Higgins Green Jersey Playoff

120 Pharoh Cooper - South Carolina Gamecocks

Base:
Variation:

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Pharoh Cooper

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Pharoh Cooper

122 Devontae Booker - Utah Utes

Base: Red uniform
Variation: Black Uniform

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Devontae Booker red

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Devontae Booker Black uniform Cracked

123 De'Runnya Wilson - Mississippi State Bulldogs

Base: Hunched
Variation: Standing upright

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph De'Runnya Wilson

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket De'Runnya Wilson

124 Jordan Williams - Ball State Cardinals

Base: Hunched
Variation: Standing upright

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football College Draft Ticket Autograph Jordan Williams Blue Foil

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Jordan Williams bowl

125 Dak Prescott - Mississippi State Bulldogs

Base: Standing upright
Variation: Hunched, ball tucked

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Dak Prescott Standing

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Dak Prescott Running Cracked

126 Aaron Green - TCU Horned Frogs

Base: Camo jersey
Variation: Purple jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Aaron Green

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Aaron Green purple jersey

127 Carson Wentz - North Dakota State Bison

Base: White jersey
Variation: Green jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Carson Wentz white jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Carson Wentz cracked

128 Nick Vannett - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Nick Vannett

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Nick Vannett white jersey

130 Leonte Carroo - Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Base: Red uniform
Variation: White uniform

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Leonte Carroo Bowl

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Leonte Carroo white jersey

131 Tre Madden - USC Trojans

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Tre Madden white jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Tre Madden red jersey

133 Brandon Doughty - Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Base: Pre-throw
Variation: Hand off

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Brandon Doughty

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Brandon Doughty playoff

135 Nelson Spruce - Colorado Buffaloes

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

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Nelson Spruce gold pants

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Nelson Spruce gray pants white helmet

136 Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football College Draft Ticket Autograph Kenneth Dixon Red Foil

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Kenneth Dixon red jersey Bowl

137 Kenyan Drake - Alabama Crimson Tide

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

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Kenyan Drake

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Kenyan Drake Bowl

138 Braxton Miller - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Braxton Miller red

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Braxton Miller white jersey

139 Josh Ferguson - Illinois Fighting Illini

Base: White jersey
Variation: Orange jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football College Draft Ticket Autograph Josh Ferguson Blue Foil

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Josh Ferguson orange jersey cracked

140 Cody Kessler - USC Trojans

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

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Cody Kessler Bowl pre throw

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Cody Kessler Bowl

141 Devon Cajuste - Stanford Cardinal

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football College Draft Ticket Autograph Devon Cajuste Blue Foil

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Devon Cajuste

142 Devon Johnson - Marshall Thundering Herd

Base: Green jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Blue Autograph Ticket Devon Johnson green jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Devon Johnson white jersey bowl

143 D.J. Foster - Arizona State Sun Devils

Base: Burgundy uniform
Variation: White uniform

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football College Draft Ticket Autograph D.J. Foster Blue Foil

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football College Draft Ticket Autograph D.J. Foster white jersey

144 Austin Hooper - Stanford Cardinal

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Austin Hooper

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Austin Hooper

145 Sterling Shepard - Oklahoma Sooners

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Sterling Shepard red jersey

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Sterling Shepard white jersey

146 Mekale McKay - Cincinnati Bearcats

Base: Black jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Blue Foil Mekale McKay

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Mekale McKay

149 Paxton Lynch - Memphis Tigers

Base: Both hands on ball
Variation: Throwing

Base

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Autograph Ticket Paxton Lynch

Variation

2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations College Draft Ticket Autograph Paxton Lynch

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KEIVARAE RUSSELL 2016 Contenders Rookie Auto VARIATION #266 KC Chiefs
$0.99

AUSTIN HOOPER 2016 Contenders RC Rookie Auto VARIATION #268 FALCONS Stanford
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PHAROH COOPER 2016 PANINI CONTENDERS PLAYOFF VARIATION AUTO ROOKIE RC 149 RAMS
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LEONTEE CARROO 2016 PANINI CONTENDERS CHAMPIONSHIP VARIATION AUTO RC 99 DOLPHIN
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2016 Panini Contenders Kevin Dodd Rookie Ticket Auto B Variation
$0.99

2016 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto Chris Moore Football Card Variation #374 NICE
$0.69

2016 Contenders Rookie Auto Cracked Ice Devon Cajuste RC #23 23 Variation 49's
$63.75

2016 CONTENDERS COREY COLEMAN ROOKIE TICKET VARIATION RPS AUTO SSP RC
$49.99

2016 Panini Contenders Alex Collins RC Rookie Ticket Variation Auto
$4.74

2016 Contenders Myles Jack RC Auto Variation Playoff Ticket Serial # 60 99
$29.95

2016 Panini Contenders #368 Rookie Ticket RPS Variation Will Fuller V Auto RC
$20.25

2016 Panini Contenders #368 Rookie Ticket RPS Variation Will Fuller V Auto RC
$20.25

2016 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto Chris Moore Football Card Variation #374
$4.00

ELI APPLE - 2016 Contenders Championship Variation Rookie Ticket AUTO 17 25
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2016 Contenders Rookie Ticket Nate Sudfeld Sideways Variation Auto RC
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BRANDON ALLEN 2016 CONTENDERS VARIATION CRACKED ICE JAGUARS AUTO RC #D 3 24
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User Comments

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

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

  5. 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. 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.

  7. Thanks! The written descriptions were flipped.

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