First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders NFL cards (updated; retail details)

What: 2017 Panini Contenders football cards
Arrives: Dec. 20 for hobby — Nov. 29 for blaster boxes
Box basics: Five or six autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Contenders returns with another season of Rookie Tickets and plenty more for collectors of the long-running brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

The Basics: Golden Tickets will once again be back as 1/1 creations on 24K gold, while Silver Tickets (/2) will be, you guessed it, silver. The Rookie Ticket autos will have Cracked Ice (/25) and 1/1 printing plates among the parallels that also include Playoff Tickets, Championship Tickets and Super Bowl Tickets. … Draft Class autos will showcase notable rookies with Gold (/17) and 1/1 Platinum versions, while other autos will include Legendary Contenders (/49 max), MVP Contenders (/49 max), Round Numbers duals (/99 max), NFL Ink (with Gold and Platinum parallels), Sophomore Contenders, and Rookie of the Year Contenders (also with Gold and Platinums). … The overall set will consist of 400 Season Tickets, Rookie Tickets, Rookie Ticket variations and new Veteran Ticket autos along with Coaches Tickets. All will have Cracked Ice (/25) and 1/1 printing plates. … Typical hobby boxes will include one or two on-card rookie autos among the five or six signed cards, one parallel, 18 inserts — a mix of ROY, MVP and Legendary Contenders as well as Team Quads and Round Numbers. … These carry a suggested retail price of $6 per five-card pack ($144 per box).

Update (retail details): Rookie Ticket Swatches memorabilia cards will once again be blaster-box exclusives wth the five-pack boxes carrying a suggested retail price of $20 ($4 per eight-card pack). There will be 20 blasters per case with one memorabilia card or auto per box along with five inserts from the same lineup mentioned above.

Update: Short-prints confirmed so far …

SSP (100 or less)
Rookie Ticket Variation #251 T.J. Watt
Rookie Ticket Variation #290 Chad Williams
Rookie Ticket Variation #343 Patrick Mahomes II
Veteran Ticket Autograph #387 Marcus Mariota
Veteran Ticket Autograph #389 Carson Wentz
All “1st Off The Line” Rookie Ticket Autographs

SP (250 or less)
Rookie Ticket #127 Tarik Cohen
Rookie Ticket #132 Jonathan Allen
Rookie Ticket #173 Shaquill Griffin
Rookie Ticket #197 DeAngelo Yancey
Rookie Ticket #279 Derek Rivers
Rookie Ticket #315 Samaje Perine
Rookie Ticket #333 Zay Jones
Rookie Ticket Variation #259 Adoree’ Jackson
Rookie Ticket Variation #342 Deshaun Watson
Rookie Ticket Variation #353 Alvin Kamara
Rookie Ticket Variation #364 Evan Engram
Rookie Ticket Variation #365 Mike Williams
Veteran Ticket Autograph #382 Adam Vinatieri
Veteran Ticket Autograph #388 Doug Baldwin
Veteran Ticket Autograph #397 Dan Bailey

SSP (100 or less)
Rookie Ticket #199 Trent Taylor
Rookie Ticket Variation #280 Jonnu Smith
Rookie Ticket Variation #345 Davis Webb
Rookie Ticket Variation #352 Joe Mixon
Veteran Ticket Autograph #385 Jason Witten
Veteran Ticket Autograph #391 Drew Brees
Veteran Ticket Autograph #396 Kirk Cousins

SP (250 or less)
Rookie Ticket #211 Elijah McGuire
Rookie Ticket #173 Shaquill Griffin
Rookie Ticket #303 Patrick Mahomes II
Rookie Ticket Variation #256 Chad Kelly
Rookie Ticket Variation #344 DeShone Kizer
Rookie Ticket Variation #362 Joe Williams
Rookie Ticket Variation #367 JuJu Smith-Schuster
Rookie Ticket Variation #368 Corey Davis
Veteran Ticket Autograph #381 Greg Olsen
Veteran Ticket Autograph #394 Jordan Howard

SSP (100 or less)
Rookie Ticket #305 Davis Webb
Rookie Ticket Variation #274 Jamal Agnew
Rookie Ticket Variation #341 Mitchell Trubisky
Veteran Ticket Autograph #383 Mark Ingram
Veteran Ticket Autograph #386 Matt Ryan

SP (250 or less)
Rookie Ticket #106 Khalfani Muhammad
Rookie Ticket #113 Cameron Sutton
Rookie Ticket #139 Aaron Jones
Rookie Ticket #144 Caleb Brantley
Rookie Ticket #146 Zach Cunningham
Rookie Ticket #160 Jonnu Smith
Rookie Ticket #312 Joe Mixon
Rookie Ticket Variation #262 Corey Clement
Rookie Ticket Variation #270 Raekwon McMillan
Rookie Ticket Variation #273 Noah Brown
Rookie Ticket Variation #346 R. Joshua Dobbs
Rookie Ticket Variation #349 Dalvin Cook
Rookie Ticket Variation #351 Christian McCaffrey
Rookie Ticket Variation #363 O.J. Howard
Rookie Ticket Variation #372 Carlos Henderson

SSP (100 or less)
Rookie Ticket Variation #347 C.J. Beathard
Rookie Ticket Variation #373 Zay Jones
Rookie Ticket Variation #376 ArDarius Stewart
Veteran Ticket Autograph #392 John Brown
Veteran Ticket Autograph #395 David Johnson

SP (250 or less)
Rookie Ticket #186 Jehu Chesson
Rookie Ticket #231 Montae Nicholson
Rookie Ticket #301 Mitchell Trubisky
Rookie Ticket #310 Leonard Fournette
Rookie Ticket #325 Mike Williams
Rookie Ticket #336 ArDarius Stewart
Rookie Ticket Variation #254 Jamal Adams
Rookie Ticket Variation #257 David Njoku
Rookie Ticket Variation #271 Zach Cunningham
Rookie Ticket Variation #278 Dalvin Tomlinson
Rookie Ticket Variation #281 Gerald Everett
Rookie Ticket Variation #289 Obi Melifonwu
Rookie Ticket Variation #348 Nathan Peterman
Rookie Ticket Variation #350 Leonard Fournette
Rookie Ticket Variation #377 Chris Godwin

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