First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards


What: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards
Arrives: Dec. 21
Box basics: Five or six autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Contenders returns with all the Tickets that collectors expect with plenty of inserts, parallels and ink.

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The Basics: Each hobby box will include one parallel, three Rookie of the Year Contenders, two MVP Contenders, two Legendary Contenders, one Touchdown Tandem, two Round Numbers and one more insert or parallel. There will be Rookie Tickets, Playoff Tickets, Championship Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets (/24), Super Bowl Tickets and printing plates among the parallels. … More deluxe tickets will include Golden (1/1) and Silver (/2) versions. … On the autograph side NFL veterans and retirees will be found in Legendary Contenders (/49 or less), MVP Contenders (/49 or less), NFL Ink and Super Bowl MVP autos. For rookies, there will be the tickets, Rookie of the Year Contenders, Draft Class Autos with Gold (/16) and 1/1 Black parallels and Round Numbers (/99 or less). The base set will consist of 390 cards including the tickets.  … Boxes will carry a suggested retail price of $144 ($6 per pack).

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