How to Spot the 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations

How to Spot the 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations

The thing the Contenders brand is best known for is its Rookie Ticket Autographs. Over the past few years, variations and short prints have also entered the conversation. Even as it enters the college market, 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football variations make their presence known. And although Panini has kept quiet on the exact details, it looks as though these variations don't need a lot of sleuthing skills to figure out which is which.

Like 2014 Panini Contenders Football, the variation giveaway is on the front in the ticket portion of the card. Base Rookie Ticket Autographs have the player's jersey number as the Seat. 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football variations have the jersey number switched to the Sec.

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variaitions Comparison

So, yes, the player images differ but unless you're able to remember a lot of photos, the Seat/Sec method is much easier to keep tabs on.

A total of 47 2015 Panini Contenders Draft College Ticket Autographs have variations. In addition to the base versions, these variations get the full parallel treatment as well.

Below is a 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football variations checklist. We've also listed the player's jersey number to help identify those that might not show in the photo.

Panini hasn't released any specific short print information yet for both the regular College Ticket Autographs or the variations.

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football Variations Checklist

Players' college jersey numbers are noted.

101 Amari Cooper - 9
102 Ameer Abdullah - 8
103 Phillip Dorsett - 4
104 Vince Mayle - 1
105 Eric Kendricks - 6
106 Brett Hundley - 17
107 Blake Sims - 6
108 Cameron Artis-Payne - 44
109 Clive Walford - 46
110 Dres Anderson - 6
111 Danny Shelton - 55
112 Dante Fowler Jr. - 6
113 David Cobb - 27
114 DeVante Parker - 9
115 Devin Funchess - 1
116 Chris Conley - 31
117 Breshad Perriman - 11
118 Duke Johnson - 8
120 Sean Mannion - 4
122 Jameis Winston - 5
123 Dominique Brown - 10
124 Jay Ajayi - 27
125 Matt Jones - 24
126 Josh Harper - 3
127 Justin Hardy - 2
128 Kevin White - 11
129 Landon Collins - 26
130 Bud Dupree - 2
131 Marcus Mariota - 8
132 Melvin Gordon III - 25
133 Mike Davis - 28
134 Jamison Crowder - 3
135 Nick O'Leary - 35
136 Randy Gregory - 44
137 Rashad Greene - 80
138 Sammie Coates - 18
139 Shane Carden - 5
141 Shaq Thompson - 17
142 Maxx Williams - 88
143 Stefon Diggs - 1
144 T.J. Yeldon - 4
145 Terrence Magee - 18
146 Todd Gurley - 3
147 Marcus Peters - 21
148 Ty Montgomery - 7
149 Austin Hill - 29
150 Vic Beasley - 3

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  1. I pulled no.150 Vic Beasley Bowl ticket card.2015 autographed 1/99 The card has A blue tint.How much is it going for?Thank you very much TommyCasserino

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