From the very beginning, Panini America’s venerable Rookies & Stars Football franchise has annually staked its reputation on two key ingredients: Rookies . . . and stars. Put the two together in compelling ways with calling-card inserts and parallels, key autographs, rookie-driven memorabilia and you get a product like Rookies & Stars that continues to stand the test of time. That certainly will be the case in late November when 2018 Rookies & Stars Football arrives in hobby shops.
On average, each hobby box (10 cards per pack, six packs per box, 14 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs, two memorabilia cards, five numbered parallels, 22 inserts, 12 Rookie Cards and two numbered Optichrome inserts. New for 2018 will be autograph parallels of the product’s key Optichrome inserts such as Crusade, Great American Heroes, Airborne and Stellar Rookies. In addition, the product will feature new insert sets such as Touchdown Club, Statistical Standouts Signatures and Star Studded.
Additional highlights include:
Rookie jersey autographs in the popular Dress for Success insert (numbered to 99 or less) that features Prime (numbered to 25 or less) and Laundry Tag 1/1 parallels.
Memorabilia cards featuring some of the game’s top rookies, biggest current stars and best retired legends stars the NFL has ever seen in Great American Treasures, Cross Training, Year One, Star Search, NFL Authentic and Prime Cuts.
The 100-card base set includes True Blue (numbered to 49), Red & Blue (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10), Black & Blue (numbered to five) and Platinum 1/1 parallels.
Longevity Signatures of all the top rookies featuring five different parallel chases.
The Rookies & Stars staple Crusade returns and includes Red (numbered to 99), Pink (numbered to 85), Purple (numbered to 55), Gold (numbered to 10), Green (numbered to five) and Black 1/1 parallels. Look for rare autograph versions as well.