2015 Panini Prizm Football parallel rainbow has new patterns, fewer exclusives

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Chase the 2015 Panini Prizm Football rainbow and you’re going to find some gold. And some tye-dye. And you better not forget the mojo. Just like any modern chromium-based set, there’s a ton of color. But something that Panini continues to emphasize on top of strictly colors is a mix of patterns for several of them.

And as strange as it sounds when there are more than a dozen parallels for each of the base cards, you should have an easier time keeping track of them as there are fewer exclusives this year.

The actual number of Prizms is down for 2015. This year there are 15, which is down from 18 in 2014.

Each 2015 Panini Prizm Football hobby box has a lot of variety, though. They come with 12 Prizms including a Red, a Blue and a Green.

Making things simpler is the lack of exclusive. In previous years, you’d have to buy certain types of packs at certain stores in order to have a chance at some of the Prizms. They might not have been rare overall, but if you don’t live in a major area, you’d probably have to resort to the secondary market just to sample them.

2015 Panini Prizm Football has just two exclusives outside of hobby boxes for its base parallels. Violet Prizms are only in Hobby Jumbo packs and boxes. Red, White and Blue are only available in retail multi-packs.

As far as patterns go, there are three new designs this year — at least they’re new to the main Prizm Football line. Green Crystals are similar to the Cracked Ice parallels found in a lot of other Panini products. Mojo Red has background etching that has been seen in other Prizm sets. Its history goes back even further when it was used in Flair Showcase products in the late 1990s. Finally, there’s the new Gold Vinyl Prizms. Numbered to 5, they have the same circular background as Topps Superfractors, their trademark one-of-one.

After the product released, Panini launched White Sparkle Prizms as an exclusive to their Panini Rewards program.

If you want to know the difference between a Blue and a Blue Wave Prizm or Red and Red Mojo, here’s a gallery of all the 2015 Panini Prizm Football Prizm parallels (except Red, White and Blue, which don’t appear to be out yet).

2015 Panini Prizm Football Rainbow

Base

2015 Prizm Jameis Winston RC

Prizm

2015 Prizm Prizm

Black Pulsar 1/1

2015 Prizm Black Pulsar

Blue

2015 Prizm Blue

Blue Wave /150

2015 Prizm Blue Wave

Gold /10

2015 Prizm Gold

Gold Vinyl /5

2015 Prizm Gold Vinyl

Green

2015 Prizm Green

Green Crystals (Cracked Ice) /75

2015 Prizm Green Crystals

Red

2015 Prizm Red

Mojo Red /99

2015 Prizm Mojo Red

Red, White and Blue – Retail Multi-Packs

2015 Panini Prizm Football Red White Blue Prizm

Tie-Dyed /25

2015 Prizm Tie-Dyed

Violet – Jumbo Only

2015 Prizm Violet

Violet Mosaic /50

2015 Prizm Violet Mosaic

White Sparkle – Panini Rewards Exclusive

2015 Panini Prizm Football White Sparkle Prizm Latavius Murray

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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5 comments

  1. Richard 17 November, 2015 at 17:49

    I would be much happier with even fewer parallels.
    I understand its a theoretical way of adding value, but once you get too many of them
    it robs many collectors of the motivation to get them.
    It would also be nice to be uniform of what color means what numbering.

    I propose.
    1) Base
    2) Refractor
    3) Blue Refractor type /999 or maybe 500
    3) Green Refractor /150
    4) Gold refractor / 50
    5) Red refractor / 5
    6) 1/1 of some kind. If you want to add the 4 front press plates too, fine.

    Each are far enough apart to create a distinct tier and it’s easy enough to make a simple rainbow
    (Gold + easier) without going crazy.

  2. David D 17 November, 2015 at 21:52

    A step in the right direction…. Now -if the company can figure out how to
    1. Take more attractive action shots of its players- see- ( Upper Deck, Topps)
    2. Keep product at an affordable price for entry collectors
    3. Get rid of its overused, ugly design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They may actually have a product worthy of dropping hard-earned money on

  3. Paul 18 November, 2015 at 12:05

    I love everything about Panini Prizm, I just wish they still did hockey. These are totally cool parallels!

  4. Paul 18 November, 2015 at 12:40

    Parallels are fine as long as every set doesn’t have a ton of them. A bunch of parallels seems to be a Prizm thing.

  5. James King 14 November, 2019 at 19:47

    I agree this is becoming too much to figure out. There r so many types of one card in all kinds of diff. Colors . As a father of 4 kids I dont have the time to keep checking to see what is the card I found. So I start losing interest and dont buy as much anymore. I just look at older cards and just buy those.. Way too much

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