2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Cards

2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Cards

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Enhancing Contenders NFL designs with chromium for another season, 2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football highlights some of the top stars in the league.

Favorites include the Optichrome Rookie Ticket line, which arrives signed and unsigned.

The six-card Hobby box averages two autographs.

See also: 2020 Panini Contenders Optic Football Cards

2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Base / Inserts

Just like last year, 2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football offers base Season Ticket and Rookie Ticket cards. Look for two base cards in each box.

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Falling one per box, the parallels include Green Pulsar (#/30) and more.

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2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Base Ticket Parallels Breakdown

Season Ticket

  • Silver
  • Red - #/175
  • Blue - #/99
  • Orange - #/50
  • Green Pulsar - #/27
  • Cracked Ice - #/22
  • Red, White & Blue - #/13
  • Nebula - #/2
  • Gold Vinyl - 1/1
Rookie Ticket

  • Silver
  • Red - #/175
  • Blue - #/99
  • Orange - #/50
  • Green Pulsar - #/27
  • Cracked Ice - #/22
  • Gold - #/10
  • Nebula - #/2
  • Gold Vinyl - 1/1

Inserts also average one per box, including All-Time Contenders, MVP Contenders and Winning Tickets.

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Centered on budding stars, the colorful Up and Coming is new for 2021.

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Optic Illusion and Splitting Image make their first appearance, as well.

2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Ticket Autographs

Carrying much of the drawing power for 2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football, find on-card signatures in Rookie Ticket RPS Autographs.

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The Red, White & Blue edition debuts with a max of 13 copies per card.

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2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Parallels Breakdown

Rookie Ticket RPS Autograph

  • Silver
  • Red - #/149 or less
  • Teal - #/99 or less
  • Blue - #/75 or less
  • Orange - #/50 or less
  • Green Pulsar - #/30 or less
  • Cracked Ice - #/22 or less
  • Red, White & Blue - #/13 or less
  • Nebula - #/2
  • Gold Vinyl - 1/1

The product also honors past designs with 2001 Contenders Throwback Rookie Autographs.

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On top of that, the 2012 Contenders Tribute Autographs line pays tribute to Andrew Luck.

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2020 Panini Contenders Optic Football Autographs

Of course, the 2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football checklist makes room for other signed sets.

Rookie of the Year Contenders adds the all-new Black Scope (#/25 or less) edition.

2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Autograph Parallels Breakdown

ROY Contenders

  • Blue - #/75 or less
  • Orange - #/50 or less
  • Green Pulsar - #/30 or less
  • Black Scope - #/25 or less
  • Gold - #/10 or less
  • Nebula - #/2 or 1/1
  • Gold Vinyl - 1/1

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Estimated Release Date: June 22, 2022
Hobby Configuration
: 6 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 20 boxes per case

2020 Panini Contenders Optic Football Hobby Box Break Average

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Insert and 1 Parallel

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

Set Checklist

2021 Panini Contenders Optic Football Checklist

 

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

 

Autographs Set Checklist

Ja'Marr Chase
Trevor Lawrence
Trey Lance
Zach Wilson
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Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 2 Autographs

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