In a year when the football card market began to explode with new manufacturers, Score is the brand that emerged with the most long-term respect. The brand is still alive, courtesy of Panini America, and the release of 2019 Score will offer some 30th anniversary touches when it arrives as the first major NFL-licensed product of next season.
2019 Score Football Basics
Once again, Score will be sold in the form of 40-card fat packs with ten packs in each box and 12 boxes per case. Each box should have four autographs, 36 inserts, ten parallels, one foil-stamped buyback and 96 rookie cards.
2019 Score Base Set
Score offers one of the most comprehensive sets of the year, with 440 cards including 110 rookies. The design will be similar to that inaugural 1989 set. Parallels include: Scorecard, Gold Zone (#’d /50), Artist Proof (#’d /35), 30th Anniversary #’d /30), Red Zone (#’d /20), First Down (#’d /10), End Zone #’d /6) and Gem Masters (#’d 1/1).
New inserts include include Epix Game, Epix Moment Epix Season, which highlights the excellence of specific players from the 2018 NFL season.
Collectors will be getting some early cards of 2019 draft picks inside Score, done in another retro design.
All Hands Team offers photos of some of the best catches made during NFL games with action photography.
Celebration features images of some of the team and individual celebrations that took place during the 2018 NFL season. Throwbacks is simply an insert set featuring photos of players wearing their throwback uniforms last season.
Inscriptions will feature current and retired players, offering their autograph along with a secondary message. Draft Dual Signatures are individual cards of two players taken in the same draft including some of what Panini calls “some elite combinations that have taken the NFL by storm.”
2019 Score Football is due out the week of April 24.