2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Variations Gallery

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The 2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football variations offer a double-take on more than 50 rookies. Unlike a lot of variations, these are more of a second card to go after than a super short print.

That said, there are short prints as well for select base cards and variations. It’s a lot less confusing than it sounds. And we’re here to make it even easier.

In a nutshell, every card in the Draft Picks subset (#101-150, 152-154, 158) have two different cards. For most, it means a jersey color switch. From all appearances, both versions appear to be available in similar quantities. This is an approach taken recently with 2017-18 Panini Ascension Basketball.

Variation (and Base) Short Prints

That said, some spots on the broader Draft Picks checklist, encompassing both the regular and variation versions, are short prints. So, for Sam Darnold, each of his cards are harder to find than either of Josh Rosen’s.

When you look at a player’s variation pair, each have the same amount. This carries over to the parallels as well, which come in seven Status Die Cut and seven matching Aspirations colors.

Ten players are SP making for 20 total. Even then, they’re not extremely tough. According to Panini, every box but one in a 16-box case of 2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football has a short print. So, you’ll get almost a full set of short prints in a case.

Here’s the list of short print players:


101 Sam Darnold
104 Lamar Jackson
106 Derrius Guice
110 Calvin Ridley
112 Nick Chubb


121 Bo Scarbrough
122 Minkah Fitzpatrick
131 D.J. Chark
148 Kevin Toliver II
158 Tarvarus McFadden


2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Variations Gallery

Here’s a full gallery of all the 2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football variation pairs to make for easy visual reference.

Short prints are noted below with SP.

101 Sam Darnold, USC Trojans SP


white jersey


red jersey


102 Josh Rosen, UCLA Bruins


blue jersey


white jersey


103 Josh Allen, Wyoming Cowboys


black jersey


white jersey


104 Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals SP


football laces down


football laces at side


105 Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions


white jersey


dark jersey


106 Derrius Guice, LSU Tigers SP


ball in left arm, looking forward


ball in right arm, turned to side


107 Courtland Sutton, SMU Mustangs


blue jersey


white jersey


108 James Washington, Oklahoma State Cowboys


white jersey


black jersey


109 Christian Kirk, Texas A&M Aggies


maroon jersey


white jersey


110 Calvin Ridley, Alabama Crimson Tide SP


red jersey


white jersey


111 Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Cowboys


ball in one hand


ball in two hands


112 Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs SP


red jersey


white jersey


113 Ronald Jones II, USC Trojans


bent left arm


Nike swoosh visible on jersey


114 Deon Cain, Clemson Tigers


catching


running


115 Mark Andrews, Oklahoma Sooners


no ball


with ball


116 Nyheim Hines, NC State Wolfpack


black jersey


red jersey


117 Dante Pettis, Washington Huskies


catching


running


118 Hayden Hurst, South Carolina Gamecocks


red jersey


white jersey


119 Bradley Chubb, NC State Wolfpack


red jersey


white jersey


120 Luke Falk, Washington State Cougars


white jersey


black jersey


121 Bo Scarbrough, Alabama Crimson Tide SP


white jersey


red jersey


122 Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama Crimson Tide SP


white jersey


red jersey


123 Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana Hoosiers


white jersey


red jersey


124 Deontay Burnett, USC Trojans


red jersey


white jersey


125 Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State Jackrabbits


no ball


with ball


126 Royce Freeman, Oregon Ducks


green jersey


white jersey


127 Daron Payne, Alabama Crimson Tide


white jersey


red jersey


128 Kamryn Pettway, Auburn Tigers


navy blue jersey


white jersey


129 Derwin James, Florida State Seminoles


red jersey


white jersey


130 Allen Lazard, Iowa State Cyclones


with ball


red jersey


131 D.J. Chark, LSU Tigers SP


no ball


with ball


132 Mike Gesicki, Penn State Nittany Lions


blue jersey


white jersey


133 DeAndre Goolsby, Florida Gators


bent over


standing upright


134 Dalton Schultz, Stanford Cardinal


red jersey


white jersey


135 Anthony Miller, Memphis Tigers


blue jersey


white jersey


136 Kalen Ballage, Arizona State Sun Devils


black uniform


maroon uniform


137 John Kelly, Tennessee Volunteers


gray uniform


white uniform


138 Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin Badgers


red jersey


white jersey


139 Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners


running


throwing


140 Justin Jackson, Northwestern Wildcats


purple jersey


white jersey


141 Connor Williams, Texas Longhorns


orange jersey


white jersey


142 Michael Gallup, Colorado State Rams


green jersey


white jersey


143 Robert Foster, Alabama Crimson Tide


running forward


running to side


144 Jester Weah, Pittsburgh Panthers


blue jersey


white jersey


145 Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh Panthers


navy blue jersey


white jersey


146 Rashaad Penny, San Diego State Aztecs


black jersey


white jersey


147 Akrum Wadley, Iowa Hawkeyes


black jersey


white jersey


148 Kevin Toliver II, LSU Tigers SP


hands in at legs


hands out a legs


149 Ronnie Harrison, Alabama Crimson Tide


red jersey


white jersey


150 Sam Hubbard, Ohio State Buckeyes


crouched


running


152 Maurice Hurst, Michigan Wolverines


navy blue jersey


yellow jersey


153 Harold Landry, Boston College Eagles


red jersey


white jersey


154 Arden Key, LSU Tigers


both hands at waist


hand at mouth


158 Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State Seminoles SP


bent over


standing upright


Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks or by email.

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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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5 comments

  1. Matt 20 April, 2018 at 04:14

    I was wondering about these…I just opened a box and got both variations of Rosen, Allen and Barkley, but neither Darnold. Rosen AU/25 was a nice pull though!

  2. RJ 20 April, 2018 at 16:46

    Maybe I missed this, but are the variations printed equally? Sort of like what they did with Contenders Draft Picks Basketball last year? As a USC fan I’m a little bummed that Darnold is a SP.

  3. Tyler 23 April, 2018 at 21:04

    In the Price Guide it just lists A and B with no description of the variations. Is it possible, since you have this list, to get brief descriptions added to the database?

  4. Wayne 28 June, 2018 at 00:13

    Does anyone have any pricing for these variations? I have no local card shops and the ebay prices r extremely low on people like barkley and mayfield. If any one can shed some light on this i would greatly appreciate it

    • Ryan Cracknell 28 June, 2018 at 10:43

      @Wayne – They’re listed in the online price guide, which can be accessed here (subscription required): https://www.beckett.com/price-guides/football

      The variations and base are available in equal quantities so there really isn’t a premium for one or the other. It’s more a matter that each card has two versions.

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