By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
Normally, parallels are determined by the color of a border or the foil used for the player’s name. 2017 Panini Prestige Football has several elements that take that approach. However, the 2017 Panini Prestige Draft Day Signatures ink colors make parallels from the autographs themselves.
While none of the versions are particularly common, some autograph colors are rarer than others.
2017 Panini Prestige Football Draft Day Signatures cards signed in Blue or Black Ink are considered the most common, or base versions. While exact print runs haven’t been released for individual cards, Panini has confirmed these have no more than 89 copies each.
From there, cards get significantly tougher. Red Ink cards have 25 copies or less. Cards signed in green max out at ten copies. The rarest 2017 Panini Prestige Draft Day Signatures cards are Silver Ink (five copies) and Gold Ink (1/1).
So if you take the maximum amount of each ink color, a player should not have more than 130 total Draft Day Signatures cards across all colors.
Draft Day Signatures cards are not serial numbered.
All of the cards were signed during the 2017 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
2017 Panini Prestige Football Draft Day Signatures Ink Color Short Prints
Blue or Black Ink – 89 copies or less
Red Ink – 25 copies or less
Green Ink – 10 copies or less
Silver Ink – 5 copies
Gold Ink – 1/1
2016 Panini Prestige Football Draft Day Signatures Checklist
1 Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina Tar Heels
2 DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
3 Deshaun Watson, Clemson Tigers
4 Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech Red Raiders
6 Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh Panthers
7 Davis Webb, Cal Golden Bears
9 C.J. Beathard, Iowa Hawkeyes
10 Dalvin Cook, Florida State Seminoles
11 Leonard Fournette, LSU Tigers
12 Christian McCaffrey, Stanford Cardinal
13 Alvin Kamara, Tennessee Volunteers
14 Joe Mixon, Oklahoma Sooners
15 Marlon Mack, South Florida Bulls
16 Samaje Perine, Oklahoma Sooners
17 Wayne Gallman, Clemson Tigers
18 Kareem Hunt, Toledo Rockets
19 D’Onta Foreman, Texas Longhorns
20 Jeremy McNichols, Boise State Broncos
21 Evan Engram, Ole Miss Rebels
23 James Conner, Pittsburgh Panthers
25 O.J. Howard, Alabama Crimson Tide
26 R. Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee Volunteers
27 Mike Williams, Clemson Tigers
28 Corey Davis, Western Michigan Broncos
29 John Ross, Washington Huskies
30 Curtis Samuel, Ohio State Buckeyes
31 Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma Sooners
32 Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington Eagles
35 JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC Trojans
36 Amara Darboh, Michigan Wolverines
37 ArDarius Stewart, Alabama Crimson Tide
39 Zay Jones, East Carolina Pirates
40 Chris Godwin, Penn State Nittany Lions
41 Jamaal Williams, BYU Cougars
42 Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
43 Joe Williams, Utah Utes
44 Kenny Golladay, Northern Illinois Huskies
45 Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M Aggies
47 Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
50 Mack Hollins, North Carolina Tar Heels
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