Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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NFL & Panini America officially confirm exclusive licensing deal

nfl-panini-logo-blogOne of the hobby’s most chattered-about deals is now official.

Panini America and the NFL have signed a multi-year exclusive deal for trading cards and stickers that will begin before next year’s NFL Draft. Combined with a previous exclusive with the NFLPA that was announced in August 2014, Panini will be the only company that will make fully licensed football cards beginning next year.

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