Applying NCAA images to the popular Contenders line, 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football calls out to collegiate collectors. Every pack promises one autograph, and signers include top incoming rookies and established NFL stars.
Similar to 2017, and a major plus for rookie collectors, select standouts from the incoming draft class are even treated to on-card signatures.
2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Base / Inserts
As the Contenders brand typically works, Season Ticket is the official name for the base set which showcases college images for NFL players. Parallels include Cracked Ice Ticketand the one-of-one Printing Plates.
Of course, the inserts are also a college affair. Game Day Ticket falls two per pack, while the School Colors, Old School Colors and Collegiate Connections cards each come one per pack.
2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Autographs
However, most fans look to the early-season set for the autographs, which are in good supply. Leading the way in the 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks checklist are the signed College Ticket subset cards. These are the NCAA version of the popular Rookie Ticket cards. Rare editions can be found via the College Ticket parallels: Bowl Ticket(#/99), Cracked Ice (#/23), Playoff Ticket (#/15), Championship Ticket (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1).
First-year prospects are also included in Game Day Ticket Signatures and School Colors Signatures. In addition, Collegiate Connections Signatures pairs either two incoming rookies or one rookie and one former star that played at the same school.
Providing more established names, the Season Ticket Signatures insert is an autographed take on the base cards, featuring all-time greats like Eddie George, J.J. Watt, John Elway and Peyton Manning.
Release Date: 04/20/2018
Product Configuration: 18 cards per pack, 6 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Hobby Box Break Average
- 6 Autographs
- 12 Game Day Ticket cards
- 6 each of School Colors, Old School Colors & Collegiate Connections
- 1 Parallel Card