2016 Panini National Treasures Football Details
2016 Panini National Treasures Football marks the tenth anniversary of the ultra-premium brand. Although the hobby continues to evolve and other sets have surpassed National Treasures as far as initial price tag goes, there’s something to be said for history.
As you’d expect, a lot of the high-end, low-numbered autographs and memorabilia elements return. There are also some nods to the past and themes around the anniversary.
Rookie Autograph Patch cards are the centerpiece of the National Treasures brand. Some cards are rarer, some have signatures from all-time greats. But in a hobby where Rookie Cards are a big deal, these are important. 2016 Panini National Treasures Rookie Autograph Patch cards are all signed on-card. Base versions are numbered to 99 and come with an over-sized prime swatch from a player-worn jersey. Parallels come in several forms including Jersey Number, Brand Logo and one-of-one NFL Shields.
Also available for RPS players are 10th Anniversary Rookie Autograph Patch cards. Outside of an anniversary logo, the general layout is the same. However, the cards are printed on acetate. Cards come numbered to 10 while NFL Shield parallels are one-of-ones.
Also delving into NT’s past are Retro Treasures cards. These recreate some of the brand’s most recognizable Rookie Cards. However, they’re not just straight-up reprints with a stamp. Rather, these are also printed on acetate. They come in two styles, base versions numbered to 10 and one-of-one Super Prime versions.
Since its debut, National Treasures has carved out several insert lines. Colossal is one of them. It’s back in 2016 with both signed and unsigned versions. On top of those are several levels of parallels with different types of swatch material like tags and patches.
All-Decade Signatures and All-Decade Materials look at top players from various generations.
Multi-signed cards come in a couple of forms. Scion Signatures (/10 or less) pair a current player with a retired star. Treasured Signatures are done in a booklet format and have eight or 12 signatures. That said, they’re tough pulls limited to five or less.
They may only have one autograph but Gridiron Graphs adopt the book format as well.
Other memorabilia inserts include Captain Patch, NFL Shields Dual, Colossal Pro Bowl Materials and Treasure Chest Booklets.
2016 Panini National Treasures Football does have a base set, although no details have been announced on it yet. Boxes come with a pair of base or parallel cards on top of three autographs and three memorabilia cards.
2016 Panini National Treasures Football at a glance:
Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 4
Set size: TBA
Release date: March 22, 2017
What to expect in a hobby box:
• Autographs – 3
• Memorabilia Cards – 3
• Base Cards or Parallels – 2
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