What: 2016 Panini Absolute football cards
Arrives: Sept. 7
Box basics: One Rookie Premiere triple material autograph, one multi-piece memorabilia card, two other autographs and one other memorabilia card per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: With five hits per box and only three packs Absolute promises to pack some heat that includes plenty of the Tools of the Absolute trade that collectors have expected for years.
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The Basics: Each pack will include five cards, which is larger than last year, and each box will include one retired player, one Rookie Card, one parallel and one diecut insert in addition to the hits. The base set will be limited to 100 cards with Retired (/499) and Rookies (/499). … The inserts include Ground Hoggs Materials, Rookie Premiere Materials Autographs, Absolutely Ink, Marks of Fame, Team Quads, Leather and Laces, HOF Jersey Autographs and Glass cards. … Rookie Materials Autos will be limited to no more than 499 copies, whole Quads will max out at 15 and Fives will be limited to only five copies. … Leather and Laces will be limited to no more than 99 copies. … Tools of the trade Doubles and Triples will be limited to 99, while Quads will be limited to 25 and, again, Fives limited to five. Among the memorabilia here will be jerseys, shoes, helmets, footballs, gloves and pants. … Hall of Fame Jersey Autos also will be maxed out at 99, while Iconic Ink autos will be limited to 199 for the standard cards, 50 for Duals and Triples and 10 for Quads. … The Marks of Fame autos will have Golds limited to 10 and 1/1 Black versions, while Numbers versions will be limited to the player’s jersey number. … Glass inserts are one per case. while the Rookie Roundup Diecuts will be joined in the cut ranks by hobby-only Unsung Heroes, Red Zone, Xtreme Team and Quad versions.
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