2016 Panini Prestige Football arrives this week with a new Jumbo pack configuration. Much like its Score brand, Panini is selling Prestige in four pack boxes with each pack containing 40 cards. Each will have an autographed card.
2016 PANINI PRESTIGE INFO
Prestige will utilize full-bleed photos for its base set and while a checklist hasn’t been released, Panini promises 100 rookie cards in all. Each pack will have ten rookies inside with short-printed rookie cards falling two per case. Prestige will be the first 2016 NFL trading cards to have draft information on the back but players will be shown in their college uniforms. Xtra Points parallels return its annual return with Red, Purple (#’d/100), Gold (#’d/50), Platinum (#’d/25) and Black (#’d/10) foil stamping versions.
AUTOGRAPHS AND INSERTS
Among the highlights are Draft Day Signatures, which will feature on-card autos from the Rookie Premier, held in Los Angeles earlier this spring. Red, Purple, Gold, Platinum and Black parallels will be in the mix.
Most autographs, however, appear to be on stickers.
In addition to the autograph, each pack will have one parallel card and six inserts. Inserts include:
BANNER SEASON INK
These hard-signed autographed cards feature some of the top rookies from the 2016 NFL Draft class. Look for short-printed red ink and green ink variations.
SUPER BOWL HEROES
2016 Panini Prestige football features the return of the Super Bowl Heroes micro-etched insert. The checklist encompasses the long history of the NFL title game.
NFL SHIELD DIE CUT
The plastic NFL Shield insert returns this year and also features a die-cut version (#’d/25).