First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (retail details)


What: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: Mid-April
Box basics: Two autographs per seven-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on what you should expect to find in blaster boxes of this one in advance of its hobby unveiling.

Keep reading for more info as well as some early images.


The Basics: We’ll have more hobby details once this one is formally unveiled, but here’s what we know know for the retail front. The autograph count remains at two per blaster for the third consecutive year. A typical box also will include one Rush Week, one Collegiate Connections, one Passing Grades, four Game Day Tickets, two School Colors, two Oldschool Colors and three other insert cards. … The autographs will be found on Oldschool Colors, Alumni Ink, Rush Week and Passing Grade. … College and Draft Ticket variations will have retail-only Red and Blue foil parallels. … There will be printing plates for each of the 200 cards in the College Ticket set. … The Oldschool Colors Signatures set will spotlight 20 past stars, whole Rush Week will spotlight 10 top prospective NFL running backs as well as recent newcomers. Passing Grade will focus on quarterbacks.

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