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.

2016 Panini National Treasures Football Rookie Autograph Patch

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.

2016 Panini National Treasures Football 10th Anniversary Rookie Autograph Patch

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.

2016 Panini National Treasures Football Retro Treasures 2011

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

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. Jon 22 February, 2017 at 18:38

    750 a box is absolutely ridiculous. #1 football never even sells close to basketball. #2 I bet if Elliott and Prescott were not in this product it would be 400-500 a box. Just doesn’t seem right it should be the same presale price every year. Greedy if you ask me

  2. Scott 13 March, 2017 at 20:44

    I agree with Jon, $725 a box is quite the jump from normally $500 that NT ussally comes out at. Prescott & Elliott is driving the price of everything up. Is the price to produce NT that much more than say Select. Look at price difference per box.

  3. brandon 20 March, 2017 at 22:44

    not only are prescot and elliot driving the price up but they are flooding the market with them.i see more of them pulled then any other. in a few years their value will plummet.

    • Ryan Cracknell 21 March, 2017 at 18:24

      The cards here are serial numbered. In the majority of products this, Prescott and Elliott have been in shorter supply that most other rookies.

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