Panini America will combine familiar offerings with some new inserts when it releases 2015 Certified Football on August 19.
Panini is promising that a 10-pack hobby box will deliver two autograph cards (preview images indicated stickers) and two memorabilia cards — including at least one Freshman Fabric relic. A hobby box also will deliver two Mirror Silver parallels, a pair of rookie cards, one Mirror Silver Rookie, a 3 Stars insert, a Skills insert and a Certified Legends card.
For an additional incentive, collectors will know that there are two hot boxes in every 24-box case, which will feature four autographs and six memorabilia cards.
Each pack of Certified Football will contain five cards. The base set consists of 100 veterans, 75 rookies and 25 Immortals (stars who have retired from the game). Making its debut this year will be Mirror Purple parallels, which will be numbered to 10 or less.
Another newcomer will be the Scorching Swatches insert. This subset will feature the top rookies from the NFL draft on cards numbered to 399 or less. Certainly, marquee names like Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will be featured, along with rookie memorabilia on the card.
Longtime Certified collectors will see the return of some familiar inserts. Fabric of the Game pays tribute to the NFL’s top players; Panini also is including a Prime parallel variation containing a swatch and numbered to 49 or less.
New Generation Duals combine rookies from the 2015 draft and features player-worn jerseys. The Certified Signatures insert focuses equally on veteran stars and rookies. These cards will be numbered to 399 or less.
Another returning insert is Gold Team Signatures. These autograph cards will be scarce and numbered to 25 or less.
Finally, the Freshman Fabric patch autograph will be seeded one to a hobby box and will include a generous-sized patch, along with the player’s signature.
Autographs and rookies will be the lure in this middle-of-the-road set.
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