2016 Panini Impeccable Football Details


The hobby has a lot of high-end brands. And within that realm, some are more distinct than others in how they look and feel. Sometimes one release can blend into another brand in this regard. So there’s a risk in introducing new lines as they need to be different. At least that’s what they should be striving for. 2016 Panini Impeccable Football appears to be doing that. The low print run and abundant autographs and memorabilia might be similar to Immaculate, National Treasures and several other brands. But the design does bring something different to the table.

Each box of 2016 Panini Impeccable Football has eight cards. More than half are signed.

Base Set

2016 Panini Impeccable Football BaseB

Although most are going to be busting for the autographs, Impeccable does come with a base set. Printed on canvas stock, it’s a mix of veterans and retired players. Base cards are numbered to 75 copies and fall two per box.

Boxes also have one parallel. They come in three levels: Silver (/25), Gold (/10) and Platinum (1/1).


2016 Panini Impeccable Football Elegance Rookie Helmet Patch Autographs

The meat of 2016 Impeccable Football comes with its autographs. Taken as a whole, the checklist includes a mix of on-card and sticker signatures.

Fifty Rookie Autographs are numbered to 99 copies each. That’s the maximum number of any card in the entire production run.

Impeccable Jersey Number Autographs is one of the on-card autograph lines. Each card is limited to the player’s jersey number. Indelible Ink is another hard-signed set. Base versions are numbered to 99 while Gold, Platinum and Printing Plate parallels go down from there.

Inkpeccable Duals, Triple and Quads may take the name puns to an extreme, but these do offer multiple signatures. All are numbered to 25 or less.

On the autographed memorabilia front, there’s Veteran Elegance Patch Autographs. Hard-signed, this is one of the few parts of 2016 Panini Impeccable Football that also has memorabilia. Rookies have their own mix of Elegance autographed memorabilia cards that have things a pair of swatches from things like patches, helmet pieces and nameplate swatches.

Impeccable Cuts have cut signatures from Hall of Famers. These are numbered to 5 or less.

Silver NFL Logos

2016 Panini Impeccable Football Silver NFL Logo

Every three-box case comes with one Silver NFL Logos card. These have an ounce of pure silver embedded in them. Parallels come with 14K gold.

2016 Panini Impeccable Football at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 3
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: October 19, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs – 5
• Parallels – 1

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


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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  1. Paul 12 August, 2016 at 09:27

    there product is not so good this year. wish topps was around still. the need to step up and make a better product.

  2. Jonathan 12 August, 2016 at 09:57

    Is there something beyond costing a lot of money for just a few cards that makes “high end” products special? The cards don’t do anything different.

  3. Charlie DiPietro 14 August, 2016 at 09:03

    Love what I’ve seen and read so far. Good idea to have a high-end product at the start of the season. Will add excitement to collecting what could be a very good rookie class.

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