By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
The collecting world typically doesn’t get a glimpse of Panini America’s historically successful Playoff Contenders line until later, if not, toward the latter part of any given football season. This year, the company’s sneak peek at the January-releasing 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Rookie Tickets offers a welcomed exception.
Even incomplete, without the ink, Panini’s autographed Rookie Ticket cards are consistent hot commodities in the hobby.
As the manufacturer mentioned, “For just the fourth time since 1998 (but the second time in three years), one of football’s flagship brands will utilize a horizontal format and perhaps its most vibrant color schemes ever.” Moving away from full-body photography on vertically oriented, darker color schemes, the coming release could be a key evolution point for these coveted Rookie Cards.
Take a look at the previews below and scroll back up to let us know what you think.