This year’s NFL draft picks get the high-end treatment with 2020 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football. It’s set to arrive September 2.
A hobby box will contain one pack, and Panini is promising five autograph or memorabilia cards. The sixth card will be from the base set and will be numbered, but some packs will include a base parallel card. Boxes are online here for $450-$500.
Immaculate Collegiate will highlight autographs, premium patches, and will take advantage of a strong 2020 NFL draft class that includes Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. There will be five boxes per case. Autograph cards will include recent college stars and current NFL standouts pictured from their collegiate days.
The base set will contain 25 cards, with each limited to 99 copies. Parallels will include Red (numbered to 49), Blue (25), Gold (10), Green (5) and Platinum (1/1).
Like the product name implies, Immaculate Collection Collegiate football will focus on players who will be rookies during the 2020 NFL season. Rookie Patch Autographs, for example, will feature on-card signatures. Other patch versions will include team logo shields, premium bowl logos, conference logos and championship logos.
Brand Logo, Conference Logo and Team Logo patch cards will all be 1/1.
Immaculate Jumbo cards provide oversized swatches of player memorabilia but some will include team logos.
Quad Tags feature small swatches from “top rookies and current stars that used to rule the collegiate gridiron,” according to Panini.
The Immaculate Trios Autographs subset is limited to nine cards but includes three players (and their signatures) from the same university.
Immaculate Ink Combos features two autographs from players or coaches from the same school with Gold, Green and Platinum parallels.
For collectors who enjoy college slogans, the Team Slogan Signature Die Cuts combines autographs and memorabilia across a 50-card set. The card will also include that player’s team slogan; the mockup Panini provided on its promotional sheet had “Go Aggies” for Utah State’s Jordan Love, but more colorful ones like “Roll, Tide,” or “Hook ’em Horns” will hopefully be in the mix.