If you like to roll the dice, prefer breaks that don’t take long and would just as soon not deal with base cards or inserts, you’re probably a fan of the single card hobby box products that have populated the market in recent years. “One” of those will make its NFL return on March 12…as in 2020 Panini One Football.
Each pack contains a single autographed card enclosed in a one-touch holder that’s sealed with a security sticker. All autographs are signed on card and include a checklist of NFL rookies, current stars and former greats. That’s it. No fuss. No muss.
The card will either be an autograph or autographed patch card. Here’s a look at some of the content.
Rookie Patch Autographs will be among the key cards with a custom embossed card stocknd oversized patches. They’ll be numbered to 199 with six different lower numbered parallels also planned. Premium Rookie Patch Autographs take it up a notch with top NFL rookie autographs on acetate stock. They’ll be numbered to 99 with six parallel versions numbered from 49 to 1/1.
Featuring the top rookies of 2020, Rookie Quad Patch Autographs will feature four prime or super prime patches along with a rookie’s signature. They’ll be numbered to 99 with six parallels that carry serial numbers, also ranging from 49 to 1.
New to this year’s lineup, Precision Patch Autographs also highlights top members of the 2020 draft class, with cards printed on opti-chrome stock and numbered to 49, 10 (Black) and 1 (Gold Vinyl).
Veteran Patch Autographs also come on opti-chrome while focused on past and present players. All will be numbered to 49, 10 (Black) and 1 (Gold Vinyl). Among the names you’ll see are Deshaun Watson, John Elway, Christian McCaffrey and Deion Sanders.
Dual Patch Autographs put a player’s signature between an upper and lower section of patch with a roster that mixes past and present. They’ll be numbered to 50 or less. Already committed to the checklist are Dan Marino, Charles Woodson, Randy Moss, Derrick Henry and Calvin Ridley.
Cards that don’t carry a relic piece include Autographs, sort of the “base” card for 2020 One Football. They’ll be numbered to 50 with six lower numbered parallel versions.
Autographs Platinum, which is designed like a shadowbox and focuses on current and former players. Panini says it will have a checklist that includes Drew Brees, Cris Carter, Ezekiel Elliott, DeAndre Hopkins and others.
Power Surge is a colorful subset with autographs from Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, George Kittle, Barry Sanders and Lawrence Taylor expected to be on the final roster.
Designed to look like a vintage storybook, Once Upon a Time is a set features autographs from past greats including Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, Brett Favre, Jerry Rice, Terrell Davis and others. They’ll be numbered to 49 with Black (# to 10) and Gold (1/1) versions also possible.
Boxes are currently available online for $575-$600.