Unlike the many high-end sets that release later in the year, or even after the season is over, 2016 Panini Impeccable Football provides an early option for premium NFL cards. Quality designs, mostly on-card autographs and even actual gold or silver pieces make Impeccable a very attractive product if you can handle the box price.
Mixing key rookies with stars of the past and present, the 2016 Panini Impeccable Football checklist offers a lot of big names. Standouts include the Elegance rookie autographs with on-card signatures and dual relics featuring a jersey and helmet piece. Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Carson Wentz are all available here. The Elegance line also extends to autograph relics for veteran and retired players.
There are, of course, many other impressive autographs in 2016 Panini Impeccable Football, including several different signed versions based around relevant numbers for a player. This includes Jersey Number, Seasons and Stats. Another striking element in the set is the NFL Logo insert. It features embedded metal logos in either Silver (1 troy oz .999 silver) or Gold (.5 troy oz 14k gold).
Still, the risk is just the same as any other premium release, if not more, with a price tag of around $500-550 for a box of eight cards. Also, several autograph sets feature stickers, which can make for a less appealing hit at this cost.
Given the pros and cons of the product, many collectors might be better off just seeking out the singles they are after versus the box gamble. With that in mind, the list below features the most-watched 2016 Panini Impeccable Football auction listings currently on eBay. Even if the prices are too steep for your budget, it is still a great way to keep tabs on the biggest Impeccable hits to surface.
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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.