2016 Panini Prestige Football Card Details
2016 Panini Prestige Football is changing things up. It’s taking a less-with-more approach to hobby boxes. Each has just four packs but they’re all jumbos with 40 cards.
Inside each pack is an autograph, six inserts and ten rookies.
The 2016 Panini Prestige Football base set adopts a full-bleed design that stresses photography. The checklist features 200 veterans and 100 rookie cards. This is the first set of the year to include full draft information. Ten rookies are short prints that combine to land two per case.
Parallels, which fall one per hobby pack, carry the Xtra Points theme. They come in Red, Purple (/100), Gold (/50), Platinum (/25) and Black (/10).
Rookies are featured on the majority of autographs. That said, veterans have a significant presence as well. Of the four signed cards in each 2016 Panini Prestige Football hobby box, one comes from a vet.
Rookie Signaures and Veteran Signatures take on the same general design as the base set. Xtra Points parallels return here in several colors of varying rarity.
Draft Day Signatures come with on-card signatures from key picks attending the 2016 Rookie Premiere. Red and Green Ink versions are short prints.
Additional veteran autographs are included in Banner Season Ink (/50). These focus on the player’s best season to date.
Of the 40 cards in each 2016 Panini Prestige Football hobby pack, six are inserts. Banner Season, Blue Chip Recruits, Draft Big Board and NFL Passport are all one per pack.
Super Bowl Heroes (1:2 packs) use micro-etched foil to highlight standout players from the big games of the past through to Super Bowl 50.
NFL Shield cards are inserted one per box. These have die-cut parallels numbered to 25.
2016 Panini Prestige Football does have memorabilia cards but they are limited to retail packs. These sets include Alma Maters Materials, Connections Materials, Hardware Materials, Rising Stars, Shirt Off My Back and Stars of the NFL Materials. All except Rising Stars and Shirt Off My Back also have basic insert versions without swatches.
Retail packs have a few other exclusives as well: Xtra Points Blue parallels, Xtra Points Green parallels (fat packs) and Draft Picks Blue (blasters).
2016 Panini Prestige Football at a glance:
Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 40
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 300 cards.
Release date: June 8, 2016
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Rookie Autographs – 3
- Veteran Autographs – 1
- All-American Inserts – 1
- Inside the Numbers Inserts – 1
- NFL Shield Inserts – 1
- Team Logo Inserts – 1
- Draft Picks Inserts – 2
- Super Bowl Heroes Inserts – 2
- Banner Season Inserts – 4
- Blue Chip Recruits Inserts – 4
- Draft Big Board Inserts – 4
- NFL Passport Inserts – 4
- Parallels – 4
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