First there was Panini Instant. Now there’s Panini Eternal.
Panini America has a new take on real-time cardboard and the program was officially unveiled today with the announcement that a Peyton Manning Super Bowl 50 card coming on the heels of the teams’ rematch tomorrow night.
“Just as trading cards themselves continue to evolve, so, too, do the ways in which they’re brought to market. Panini Eternal is on the cutting edge in both regards,” said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. “Panini Eternal is about capturing history — game-specific memorabilia from the milestone moments in sports – and sharing it directly with fans and collectors. There’s nothing else quite like it in the NFL collectibles arena and we’re excited to begin this landmark journey with a tribute to Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos and Super Bowl 50.”
The window for these cards’ availability will be 48 hours, according to the site, and new cards will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The memorabilia cards will have unnumbered regular cards as well as parallels limited to 99, 50, 25, 10, five and one. There also will be cards without memorabilia.
The non-memorabilia cards are $9.99, while the memorabilia cards start at $99.99 and range up to $2,499.99 for a 1/1 team logo card from a game-used football. The team reportedly only used 54 footballs in the game and you can bet that few made it onto the market — though Panini does have a memorabilia deal with the team. The Broncos logo can be seen on the game ball image below as well as on the action shot of Manning from the game.
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Update: The 1/1 has sold and it appears prices on some of the rarer versions have been adjusted down since they were first posted. Original prices are noted in the gallery below, while current prices are on the Panini Eternal site.
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