Panini America‘s Instant platform will be the star of the cardboard world tonight as the NFL Draft’s selections will be showcased in real time.
There will be cards — with parallels — for the first-rounders all sold separately as singles, but there’s one way to get the No. 1 pick — Myles Garrett — along with all of the draft-day surprises and maybe even some of those “name” guys that slide a bit.
How? Keep reading.
Panini Instant’s NFL Rookie Cards Purple Draft Set will be one that includes every first-rounder and 15 more “wild card” players. Each card will be limited to just 99 copies — not plentiful but not super-rare — and buying them all together allows for a cheaper price. At an average price of $6.38 per card ($299.99 for the set) that’s less than the typical Instant singles that will be printed to order. (The Purple cards are not available as singles from the Instant program.)
Would a first NFL card of popular college stars from popular college programs with a new fan base fetch more than $6.38 on average? This collector thinks so — and it’s inevitable that some of those star cards could command more than you think depending on the surprises of tonight.
The surprises of the NFL Draft will continue throughout this evening, but the action on these is already there as the Panini Instant draft clock is already ticking. There’s a longer window for this set than the usual Instant cards, but Purple could reign after draft day and vanish sooner than later.
Here’s a rundown of the first round … guys who should all be in the set.
1 — Myles Garrett, DE Browns
2 — Mitchell Trubisky, QB Bears (via trade)
3 — Solomon Thomas, DE 49ers
4 — Leonard Fournette, RB Jaguars
5 — Corey Davis, WR Titans
6 — Jamal Adams, S Jets
7 — Mike Williams, WR Chargers
8 — Christian McCaffrey, RB Panthers
9 — John Ross, WR Bengals
10 — Patrick Mahomes II, QB Chiefs (via trade)
11 — Marshon Lattimore, CB Saints
12 — Deshaun Watson, QB Texans (via trade)
13 — Haason Reddick, LB Cardinals
14 — Derek Barnett, DE Eagles
15 — Malik Hooker, S Colts
16 — Marlon Humphrey, CB Ravens
17 — Jonathan Allen, DE Redskins
18 — Adoree’ Jackson, CB Titans
19 — O.J. Howard, TE Bucs
20 — Garett Bolles, T Broncos
21 — Jarrad Davis, LB Lions
22 — Charles Harris, DE Dolphins
23 — Evan Engram, TE Giants
24 — Gareon Conley, CB Raiders
25 — Jabrill Peppers, S Browns (via trade)
26 — Takkarist McKinley, DE Falcons (via trade)
27 — Tre’davious White, CB Bills (via trade)
28 — Taco Charlton, DE Cowboys
29 — David Njoku, TE Browns (via trade)
30 — T.J. Watt, LB Steelers
31 — Reuben Foster, LB 49ers (via trade)
32 — Ryan Ramczyk, T Saints (via Patriots)
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