2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations Guide

2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations Guide

Part of the college-themed kickoff for the new NFL season, the 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football variations give collectors another option to chase. In addition to the possibility of short prints among the signed College Ticket subset, a large portion of the checklist also offers different images for top players, and that's where we come in.

While the 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations checklist was provided by Panini, the details about how to spot them was not. That means it falls on collectors to know the difference and this guide is intended to help with that.

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A total of 47 incoming rookies are found in the variations set along with the base editions. Adding to the appeal, some of the College Tickets are signed on-card for the first time. Both versions also offer the same assortment of parallels, noted below:

  • Blue Foil
  • Red Foil
  • Bowl Ticket - #/99 or #/25
  • Cracked Ice - #/23
  • Playoff Ticket  - #/15
  • Championship Ticket - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1 (x4)

Similar to the 2016 set, the differences are fairly subtle but many do incorporate home and away jerseys, making it more obvious. Because some players have as many as four versions, it will likely be a few days before the variations become clear across the entire checklist. A few are also redemptions, which makes those easier to distinguish since the version is indicated on the card.

The gallery below is a work in progress and nothing has been confirmed other than the final checklist. We are working quickly to identify and add cards to the guide and will note the variations as more cards surface. Please email us if you notice something different or any variations we are missing.

2017 Panini Contenders Draft Football College Ticket Variations Gallery

Subjects are confirmed but the variation images are not. Parallels are occasionally shown but the images are the same. Redemptions are noted. 

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101 Deshaun Watson - Clemson Tigers

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Orange jersey, curling ball
Version 3: Orange jersey, both hands on ball
Version 3: Orange jersey, one hand on ball (pre-throw)

Version 1

Version  2

Version 3

Version  4

102 Leonard Fournette - LSU Tigers

Version 1: Facing right, both hands on ball
Version 2: Catching ball
Version 3: Facing ahead, ball in one arm
Version 4: Facing left, arm out

Version 1

Version  2

Version 3

Version  4

103 Dalvin Cook - Florida State Seminoles (Redemption)

104 Mitchell Trubisky - North Carolina Tar Heels

Version 1: Light Blue jersey, ball barely visible
Version 1: Light Blue jersey, football against chest
Version 3: White jersey, ball barely visible
Version 4: White jersey, both hands on ball

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

105 JuJu Smith-Schuster - USC Trojans

Version 1: White jersey, ball low
Version 2: White jersey, ball against chest
Version 3: Red jersey, stiff arm
Version 4: Red jersey, arms tight

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

106 Brad Kaaya - Miami Hurricanes

Version 1: White jersey, one hand on ball (pre-throw)
Version 2: White jersey, both hands on ball
Version 3: Orange jersey
Version 4: Green jersey

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

107 Christian McCaffrey - Stanford Cardinal

Base: Red jersey, ball on left
Variation 1: Red jersey, ball on right
Variation 2: White jersey, arms tight
Variation 3: White jersey, stiff arm

Base

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

108 O.J. Howard - Alabama Crimson Tide

Base: Red jersey, ball on right with both hands
Variation 1: Red jersey, ball on right with one hand
Variation 2: Red jersey, ball of left
Variation 3: White jersey

Base

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

109 Mike Williams - Clemson Tigers (Redemption)

111 D'Onta Foreman - Texas Longhorns

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Orange Jersey, ball on right
Version 3: Orange jersey, ball on left

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

112 Jake Butt - Michigan Wolverines

Base: Blue jersey, arms out
Variation 1: Blue jersey, arms tight
Variation 2: White jersey, both hands on ball
Variation 3: White jersey, no ball

Version 1

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

113 Chad Kelly - Ole Miss Rebels

Version 1: White jersey, both hands on ball
Version 2: White jersey, ball in one hand
Version 3: Blue jersey, crouched
Version 4: Blue jersey, pre-throw

 

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

114 Isaiah Ford - Virginia Tech Hokies

Version 1: White jersey, ball barely visible
Version 2: White jersey, both hands on ball
Version 3: Maroon jersey, white number
Version 4: Black jersey, orange number

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

116 John Ross - Washington Huskies

Base: White jersey, both hands on ball
Variation 1: White jersey, facing right with ball in one arm
Variation 2: White jersey, facing ahead with ball in one arm
Variation 3: Purple jersey

Base

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

117 Dede Westbrook - Oklahoma Sooners

Version 1: Red jersey, reaching out
Version 2: Red jersey, faced ahead
Version 3: White jersey, body angled to left
Version 4: White jersey, body angled ahead

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

118 Samaje Perine - Oklahoma Sooners

Version 1: White jersey, facing right
Version 2: White jersey, facing left
Version 3: White jersey, head up with hand over "SOO"
Version 4: Red jersey

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

 

Version 4

119 Corey Davis - Western Michigan Broncos

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Pattern jersey, ball low
Version 3: Pattern jersey, ball over numbers
Version 4: Brown jersey

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

120 Amara Darboh - Michigan Wolverines

Version 1: White jersey, ball on right
Version 2: White jersey, no ball
Version 3: Blue jersey, ball on right
Version 4: Blue jersey, ball on left

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

 

121 Travis Rudolph - Florida State Seminoles

Version 1: Red jersey, ball in arm
Version 2: Red jersey, ball out in one hand
Version 3: Red jersey, faced ahead
Version 4: White jersey

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

123 Jeremy McNichols - Boise State Broncos

Version 1: White jersey, arm out
Version 2: White jersey, arms tight
Version 3: Blue jersey, ball high
Version 4: Blue jersey, facing right

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

 

124 Cooper Kupp - Eastern Washington Eagles

Version 1: Faced to the right side
Version 2: Faced ahead
Version 3: Fingers pointing
Version 3: Facing left

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

125 Artavis Scott - Clemson Tigers

Base: White jersey, ball high against chest
Variation 1: White jersey,
Variation 2: Orange jersey, no ball
Variation 3: Orange jersey, ball near jersey number

Base

Variation

Variation 2

Variation 3

126 Joe Mixon - Oklahoma Sooners

Base: White jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

Variation

127 Jordan Leggett - Clemson Tigers

Base: Orange jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation

128 Evan Engram - Ole Miss Rebels

Base: Blue jersey
Variation: Red jersey

Base

Variation

129 Malachi Dupre - LSU Tigers

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Purple jersey

Version 1

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Version 2 

130 Donnel Pumphrey - San Diego State Aztecs

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Black jersey

Version 1

Version 2 

131 Noah Brown - Ohio State Buckeyes

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation

132 Cooper Rush - Central Michigan Chippewas

Base: Black helmet, pre-throw
Variation: Red helmet, handoff

Base

Variation

133 Stacy Coley - Miami Hurricanes

Base: White jersey
Variation: Black jersey

Base

Variation

134 Jeremy Sprinkle - Arkansas Razorbacks (Redemption)

135 James Quick - Louisville Cardinals

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Red jersey

Version 1

Version 2

136 Ryan Switzer - North Carolina Tar Heels

Base: Light blue jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation

137 ArDarius Stewart - Alabama Crimson Tide

Version 1: Faced to the right
Version 2: Faced to the left

Version 1

Version 2

138 Elijah Hood - North Carolina Tar Heels

Base: Light blue jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation

139 Jehu Chesson - Michigan Wolverines

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Blue jersey

Version 1

Version 2 

140 C.J. Beathard - Iowa Hawkeyes

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Black jersey

Version 1

 

Version 2 

141 Corey Clement - Wisconsin Badgers

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation 

142 Zay Jones - East Carolina Pirates

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Purple jersey

Version 1

Version 2 

143 Chris Godwin - Penn State Nittany Lions

Version 1: White jersey
Version 2: Blue jersey

Version 1

Version 2

144 Blake Jarwin - Oklahoma State Cowboys

Base: Orange jersey
Variation: Black jersey

Base

Variation

145 Davis Webb - Cal Golden Bears

Base: Running
Variation: Throwing

Base

Variation

146 Darreus Rogers - USC Trojans

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation

147 Curtis Samuel - Ohio State Buckeyes

Version 1: Turned to side, stickers on helmet
Version 2: Football under chin

Version 1

Version 2

148 Kareem Hunt - Toledo Rockets

Base: White jersey
Variation: Blue jersey

Base

Variation

 

 

149 Carlos Henderson - Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

150 Elijah McGuire - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

Variation

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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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  1. I have a Jeremy McNichols that isnt shown . There is 4 not 3 .

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