First Buzz: 2017 Panini Illusions football cards

 2017 Panini Illusions football cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autographed memorabilia card, two autographs and two memorabilia cards per 10-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)
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What’s buzz-worthy: A new brand for the gridiron arrives with plenty of foilboard and color with plenty of rookies, autographs and a pairing of a present player and a past player on every base card.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

The Basics: Parallels for this one will be called Trophy Collection and arrive in Blue (/100), Red (/50), Green (/25) and Purple (1/1). … There will be five cards per pack with each box also delivering five inserts and a box-topper along with the hits and base. … Also found here will be First Impressions auto-mem cards for rookies, while they’ll also be on Rookie Dual Signs, Rookie Reflection Dual Autographs, Mirror Dual Signatures, Rookie Signs and Rookie Endorsements. Also in the mix will be Veteran Signs and Elusive Ink. … Memorabilia cards will include First Impressions, Spotlight, Rookie Reflection Dual Patches, Legacies Duals and Triples, and Rookie Idols Duals. The Rookie Reflection Dual Patch Autos will always be found with patches of “super prime material” according to Panini. … There also will be an acetate presence here with Clear Shots, Illusionists, Matching Numbers, Mystique and Living Legends inserts. … Matching Numbers inserts will group stars such as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, Deion Sanders and Ezekiel Elliott, Brett Favre and Derek Carr, Jerry Rice and Steve Largent to name a few duos, while Mirror Dual Signatures will group players and their ink with the likes of Charles and Rod Woodson, Emmitt Smith and Ezekiel Elliott, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas III in the mix — and those will have Blue, Red, Green and Purple parallels. … These carry a suggested retail price of $15 per pack ($150 per box).

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