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Panini Contenders football, basketball set for Jan. 3 release

2019 Panini Contenders Football


The main selling point is the return of the iconic Rookie Ticket, featuring all the top rookies in the NFL. The Rookie Ticket RPS is one of the most sought-after cards of the year, bringing a vibrant design with bold on-card autographs of all the top rookies. The Rookie Clear Ticket RPS is printed on clear acetate and includes on-card autos of the top rookies.

Find the top players in the NFL in Veteran Ticket Autographs, featuring the likes of Patrick Mahomes II, Baker Mayfield, Ezekiel Elliott, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck, among many more.

Look for the 14k gold 1/1 Golden Tickets of the top veterans and rookies, and the Silver Tickets (limited to only two copies), MVP Contenders Autographs and Rookie of the Year Contenders.

The Panini Contenders Football also has a new throwback feature. Paying homage to the 1998 Contenders Rookie Tickets, look for the 1998 Rookie Ticket RPS (max #’d/20), 1998 Rookie Ticket Gold RPS (max #’d/10) and 1998 Rookie Ticket Platinum RPS (1/1); Contenders to Canton Autographs (max #’d/20), Contenders to Canton Autographs Gold (max #’d/10) and Contenders to Canton Autographs Platinum (1/1); and 1999 Rookie Ticket RPS (max #’d/20), 1999 Rookie Ticket Gold RPS (max #’d/10) and 1999 Rookie Ticket Platinum RPS (1/1).

Search for inserts of Rookie of the Year Contenders, MVP Contenders, Legendary Contenders, Winning Ticket and Round Numbers.

The hobby configuration is six cards per pack, 18 packs per box and 12 boxes per case with a box break of five autographs, one parallel and 18 inserts per box on average. Also find one on-card autograph per box. It was to be released Jan. 3.

2019-20 Panini Contenders Basketball


The Contenders Basketball is back with highly anticipated on-card Rookie Ticket Autographs. So look for this season’s top rookies in one of the most popular rookie autograph sets.

Also search for rare Rookie Season Tickets Cracked Ice (#’d/25), opt-chrome Rookie Season Tickets Premium Edition Gold (#’d/10), and Rookie Season Tickets Championship Tickets (#’d/1), Rookie Season Tickets Premium Edition Gold Vinyl (#’d/1) and many more.

Find Veteran Season Tickets, featuring current and retired NBA stars with on-card autographs, and the super-short-printed License to Dominate and Permit to Dominate cards, new inserts to Contenders.

The hobby configuration is 10 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case with a box break of two autographs per box on average. It was also to be released Jan. 3. 

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