If metal is your thing, then you will be in your element with Panini America’s upcoming football product.
2020 Panini Elements Football releases the week of August 12 with new inserts, SP parallels and a slew of on-card autographs.
Elements will feature one pack per hobby box, with four cards to a pack. The SRP is $120 per box.
The breakdown will include one base metal or rookie metal card, an on-card autograph card, an additional autograph and one memorabilia card.
2020 Panini Elements Base Set
The base set will have metal card stock with a new design, Parallels will be numbered according to the periodic table. It’s a clever way to market a product and brings back memories of high school science classes.
Base parallels will be found in gold and numbered to 79. Other parallels include Palladium (numbered to 46), Cobalt (27), Neon (10) and Hydrogen (1/1).
Rookies Metal cards will also have parallels in Gold (79), Palladium (46), Neon (10), Lithium (3) and Hydrogen (1/1).
Autographs will play a big part in Elements. New this year is Heavy Metal, which will feature some of the NFL’s biggest men. The autographs will be hard-signed and will feature current players and big men from the past. The cards will be numbered to 50 or lower.
Mettle Moments is another autograph subset that features signature moments in NFL history. These cards will be numbered to 75 or less.
Steel Signatures features metal stock with on-card autographs of veterans and former NFL stars. The base cards will be numbered to 199 and will have numbered parallels in Copper (29), Neon (10) and Hydrogen (1/1).
Outstanding drafted players will be highlighted in RPS Steel Signatures. The base cards will be numbered to 149 or less and will have numbered parallels in Gold (79), Copper (29), Cobalt (27), Neon (10), Carbon (6) and Hydrogen (1/1).
Another subset making its debut is Proton Patch Autographs. These cards will be numbered to 99 or less and will have numbered parallels in Silver (47 or less), Cobalt (27 or less), Neon (10 or less) and Hydrogen (1/1).
Autograph cards signed on acetate will be featured in the Neon Signs and Rookie Neon Material Signs subsets. Neon Signs will showcase past and present NFL stars. Parallels for Neon Signs will come in Orange (129 or less), Blue (50 or less), Red (25 or less), Purple (10 or less) and Yellow (1/1).
Rookie Neon Signs will have parallels in Orange (149 or less), Blue (125 or less), Red (50 or less0, Purple (25 or less) and Yellow (1/1).
The subset will also have autograph-relic combinations, with an Auto Relic numbered to 25, an Auto Relic Prime numbered to 15 and an Auto Relic Shield numbered as a 1/1.
Some collectors may find Elements a breathtaking product. Sadly, there won’t be any cards numbered to 8 — oxygen — to help them catch their breaths.
You can check out Panini Elements cards on eBay here.