2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football card details


2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football Super Bowl Dual Signatures

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

It has been a few years since Prime Signatures was a standalone brand. But it’s back with 2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football, one of the earlier products to release under the card maker’s exclusive deals with the NFL and NFLPA.

As you might expect, autographs are one of the central selling points of the product with one in every six-card box.

Base Set

Despite having only a few base cards per pack, the main set still has 300 cards. It’s not huge, but it’s not small either. Two hundred of those are your basic variety base cards.

A total of 100 rookies in the main set are autographed rookies from the 2016 draft. That’s a deep checklist that should mix key names with some not-so-big ones.

Collectors can also expect parallels.


2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football Prime Signature Swatches

Autographs are the reason behind the Prime Signatures name. They come in numerous forms. And while there are some premium options, 2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football isn’t aiming to be as high-end as other 2016 products will likely be.

Rookie Signature Cuts comes with a design that’s inspired by rookies from 2004 Playoff Prime Signatures. 40 top picks are included on the checklist with each numbered to 199 or less.

Prime Prospect Signatures are another insert focused on rookies. Base versions are numbered to 99 or less. Parallels include Black (/5) and one-of-one Printing Plates.

Veterans and retired players are featured in Prime Signatures and Prime Signatures Swatches. All of these have no more than 99 copies each.

2015 Panini Prime Signatures Football has some randomly inserted multi-autograph cards as well. Super Bowl Dual Signatures highlight teammates and opponents from big games of the past. More basic Dual, Triple and Quad Autographs all come in at 99 copies or less.

Based on early materials, expect the majority of autographs in the product to come on stickers.


2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football Prime Timers

Every box of 2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football has one basic insert. Among them are Prime Timers, which are done on foil stock, and New Wave. Topps High Tek might gone from the gridiron but the Galactic parallel is not. Prime Timers and New Wave have multiple parallels including the aforementioned Galactic and Cosmic, all of which are limited to 100 or less.

2016 Panini Prime Signatures Football at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 6
Boxes per case: 12/inner case, 24/master case
Set size: 300 cards
Release date: May 11, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Inserts – 1
  • Base and Parallel Cards – 4 Total

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 comment

  1. IamNotARobot 23 February, 2016 at 13:02

    I find it odd that a product called “Prime Signatures” only has one auto per pack/box. I would think the focus is on the signatures (maybe two or three a pack.) If this isn’t aiming to be as high end as other products, does that mean it will be affordable (less than $100 per pack?)

    It is an overall nice looking product (Prime Timers remind me of old Pacific Revolution cards – kind of busy but okay looking), and the multi-signature cards look great. For the right price, I may have to buy some.

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