Set to arrive as the NFL season reaches its midway point, 2020 Panini Rookies & Stars Football will mark the brand’s annual return.
2020 Panini Rookies and Stars Football Configuration
Rookies & Stars hobby boxes will carry six packs of ten cards with 14 boxes per case. Most boxes will yield two autographs, two memorabilia cards, 22 inserts, 12 rookie cards and five numbered parallels.
There will also be retail Longevity boxes, blaster boxes, fat packs, gravity feed packs and hanger boxes, each with their own configuration. There won’t be any autographs in blaster boxes.
There are 100 veterans and 100 rookies in the base set. Look for these parallels:
True Blue #’d/49
Red & Blue #’d/35
Black & Blue #’d/5
Autographs, Inserts and Memorabilia Cards
Autographed cards will include Rookies Longevity Signatures. They’ll be numbered to 125 or less including:
Orange #’d/99 or less
True Blue #’d/75
Another option for rookie autographs, Dress for Success will be a hobby exclusive with cards numbered to 99, 25 (Prime) and 1 (Platinum).
Statistical Standouts Signatures will showcase top players, with cards that are also serial-numbered to 99, 25(Prime) and 1 (Platinum).
Each box of Rookies & Stars will have two opti-chrome inserts per box, on average with SP autograph versions numbered to 25 or less. One of those will be Great American Heroes, which features players who “strive for greatness on and off the football field,” according to Panini. There will be autographed versions numbered to 25 or less.
Stellar Rookies is another opti-chrome insert, with a small checklist of 10 top newcomers.
Numbered parallels on the checklist include:
There will be autographed versions numbered to 25 or less as well.
Team Duals memorabilia cards will pair two players from the same franchise. Look for Prime (# to 25) and 1/1 Platinum versions.
The popular Crusade inserts will also return.
2020 Panini Rookies and Stars is currently scheduled for release on November 18.
Hobby boxes are available for around $235.