Panini America will be introducing some new wrinkles when it releases its 2015 Black Gold football product in January.
For starters, there will be five cards to a pack — one more than in last year’s debut product. Like last year though, this high-end set will contain two packs to a box and eight to a case. Panini also is promising more on-card autographs. Last year’s product sold in the $190 to $210 range, and that price point is certain to be similar this year.
Panini is promising that each pack of Black Gold football will contain an autographed or memorabilia card, a manufactured Metal Logo card, a Shadowbox insert, a Shadowbox base and an additional memorabilia, autograph or Gold Disc card.
The all-acetate base set will be 100 cards. There will be 50 veterans, 35 rookies and 15 legends. One-of-one printing plate cards for each player are possibilities to find in a pack, too.
The metal logos cards return and will feature from one to four players. Base cards will be numbered to 149, with 1/1 Holo-Gold parallels a possible pull.
Some of the autograph cards include Metallic Marks Solid Gold Signature cards. These are 1/1 cards, and the player has signed in black ink on a 14K gold background. Sizeable Signatures and Grand Debut autographed jerseys will feature the league’s top rookies; each will have 1/1 NFL shield variations. Sizeable Signature auto relics will feature a signature with jumbo-sized uniform swatches.
Black Gold rookie autographs will feature gold signatures, while Gold Strike autographs will add NFL veterans to the rookie mix of signers.
Autograph Jersey Prime will feature a generous uniform swatch on the card, along with the player’s signature. And Massive Materials will feature jumbo-sized swatches, with tag and NFL shield variations.