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Top NFL rookies featured in new Panini football release

Panini's new 2016 Phoenix Football release will showcase a number of top NFL rookies, amidst the mix of cards set for availability in late October.

Panini America’s 2016 Phoenix Football says it “is sure to catch fire.”

With NFL rookies in the mix, that statement seems fitting.


A plethora of cards in the release are top NFL rookies. This includes combinations in both dual- and triple-patch autograph versions.

Arrival is set for Oct. 19. Each box of 2016 Phoenix Football includes five cards per pack and 12 packs per box. Inside each are three autograph or memorabilia cards, nine inserts or parallels and six NFL rookies.

Highlights (NFL Rookies and More) of Phoenix Football

• Rookie Patch Autographs set featuring the ultra-rare Nike Swoosh, Vapor Jet, Team Logo and NFL Shield versions.

— The base set includes Red and Pink versions and numbered Orange (#’d to 99), Yellow (#’d to 25) and Green (#’d to 10) versions; Blue and Printing Plate versions are numbered to only one.

# The NFL Rookies Hot Materials insert features player-worn gloves, helmets, helmet logos and Nike swoosh versions.

• Dual and Triple Patch Autographs offer some of the season’s top rookie combinations.

— The Adrenaline Rush insert honors some of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

# The Veteran Autograph Materials insert features some of the NFL’s greatest current stars.

• The Retired Patches insert features memorabilia from some of the greatest legends to ever play the game, including 1/1 Super Prime versions.

— The RPS Rookie Auto Jerseys cards are numbered to 249 and 99, with Patches versions numbered to 49 and 10, and 1/1 Prime versions, which include NFL Shields.


Panini Contenders Draft Picks

Panini America released 2016 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball the first week of October. The release is an era-spanning product that embodies the legacy, passion and pageantry of college hoops – with an abundance of autographs.

The Contenders set up features College basketball’s biggest names. Including NBA stars and those yet to enter the ranks.

Contenders once again features ticket-themed card designs and the return of some of last season’s most popular inserts, such as Season Tickets, Game Day Tickets, School Colors, Old School Colors, a bevy of chase-worthy parallels (Draft Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets and Championship Tickets) and a deep autograph roster that includes College Tickets, Alumni Ink and more.


Brandon Ingram, Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss, Buddy Hield and more are among the key rookies with first certified autographs. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box) will deliver five autographs. 

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