First Buzz: 2016 Panini Honors football cards


What: 2016 Panini Honors football cards
Arrives: Feb. 22
Box basics: Two autographs and one base card or parallel card per three-card box (10 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Want to own notable autographed cards from past Panini/Donruss releases? They’re here along with some new creations spotlighting today’s top stars and rookies.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.


The Basics: The rookie autographs here will be limited to no more than 99 copies with four parallels as rare as one copy for 25 top rookies from the current class. The base cards are limited to just 75 copies with four parallels as well. … Originals inserts will include a 2000 Contenders Tom Brady auto RC as well as a 1998 Peyton Manning auto RC — they won’t be the only Rookie Ticket autos to be found here. Other previously released cards include 1999 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch autos of Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Manning and Barry Sanders to name a few. … Among the Recollection Collection autograph cards will be Adrian Peterson National Treasures cards as well as other past hits such as Donruss All-time Gridiron Kings. … A list of these past inclusions from the past was not released. … Boxes carry a suggested retail price of $200.

Update: Past cards, according to Panini, “will not be altered. They will appear in 2016 Honors football just as they appeared in their original releases. The Originals cards will be easily identifiable by the ‘Originals’ label sealing each One-Touch.”

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