After making its debut last year, Panini Luminance football is set to return in 2019, putting some of the season’s earliest rookie cards in the market.
2019 Panini Luminance Basics
A full-bleed design that mixes black and white with color makes Luminance easy to spot. This year’s design uses a large cursive-style font for player names which are etched across the front.
Each box will carry four packs of ten cards with 12 boxes per case. A box should yield three autographed cards, one memorabilia card, five parallels, four inserts and 12 rookie cards. Since the product will be produced right after the NFL draft, rookies will be shown in their college uniforms. However, Panini is promising on-card autographs from those players. While mockups of the cards show players listed with their college teams, Panini promises “updated NFL Draft information” so expect to see their new NFL teams listed.
2019 Panini Luminance Base Set
There’s no word on the size of the base set (last year’s was 200 cards) but we do know there will be Gold (# to 275); Blue (# to 99); Green (# to 49); Orange (# to 49); Red (# to 10); Pink (# to 5) and 1/1 Platinum parallels.
Luminance will have some of the first on-card rookie autographs from the best players selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Rare variations will be signed in gold and blue ink. New this year will be dual autographed cards.
Spotlight Signatures will focus on current NFL players with action photography. Preview information indicated these will be signed on stickers.
Look for limited number of memorabilia cards falling one per box on average. Those subsets will include Bright Beginnings, Jumbo and Vintage Materials. Oversized swatches are featured in Jumbo, which parallels to Prime Gold (max #’d /49), Red (max #’d /25) and Platinum (#’d 1/1).
Panini is bringing some new inserts to Luminance for 2019, focused on action photos. Among them are Luminary and Light Speed (showcasing the league’s fastest players). Each will have Orange (# to 100) and Platinum (1/1) parallels.
Flash, Vintage Performers, Dynamic, Dynamic Rookies are among the other inserts in 2019 Luminance, set for release June 7.