Soccer is a sport that many collectors probably overlook because it’s not the traditional America-based pastime, but Panini America’s recently released 2015 Panini Select set shows there are a few reasons that they should pay attention.
A few thousand (dollar) reasons.
Panini America starts off the new year with not one but four new products scheduled to arrive this week — from four different sports, too. Meanwhile, there’s only one other brand on the calendar.
The biggest for most collectors is the arrival of 2015 Panini Contenders football cards with the annual chase for the Rookie Ticket autographs one that’s been a mainstay for years. Which ones will be short-prints? Which ones are variations and which ones aren’t? We’ll find out more beginning Wednesday. Each box includes at least five autographs — and it looks like some of them might be coaches who have never signed before. Will those be short-prints? Should be interesting to watch.