Football collectors mourning the end of the Super Bowl three days earlier will be able to get their NFL fix in the form of 2018 Panini Plates and Patches. Returning for another engagement, Plates and Patches is another in the line of one-pack boxes focused primarily on hits.
2018 Panini Plates & Patches Basics
Plates and Patches once again offers five cards per pack with the makeup of each including one autographed card, one memorabilia card, one 1/1 Printing Plate, one parallel numbered to 50 or less and one base card. Boxes are online for about $135.
Plates and Patches will offer six different on-card autograph inserts including the debut of Leaps and Bounds, a new addition that features “players diving all over the field,” according to preliminary information from Panini. Parallels include Blue (# to 50 or less); Purple (# to 30 or less); Green (# to 20 or less), Red (# to 10 or less) and 1/1 Gold Versions.
All Hall autographs will feature signed cards from those players who’ve already carved out a place in Canton. All Hall cards will all be numbered to 99 or less with the same parallels as Leaps and Bounds.
Signal Callers features some of the league’s top quarterbacks, again with the parallels found in the other autograph subsets.
Rookie Patch Autographs are also numbered to 99 or less with Blue (50 or less); Green (20 or less) and 1/1 Gold versions.
Upper Echelon Autographs include a checklist of current and former players while Playmakers rounds out the autograph subset group.
Unsigned memorabilia cards lead off with Double Coverage which feature patches of well-known teammates and Full Coverage, which will have larger, single patches for 30 individual players. Both will be serial numbered to 99 or less including these parallels: Blue numbered to 50 or less; Purple to 20 or less; Red to 10 or less and 1/1 Gold versions.
The Base set includes a mix of 200 veterans and rookies. Each base card will be numbered no higher than 99 including Blue (# to 50); Purple (# to 30); Green (# to 20); Red (# to 10) and Gold (1/1) parallels.
The release date for 2018 Panini Plates and Patches football is February 13. You can see singles and boxes on eBay here.