Gems, autographs and swatches — 2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football keeps the NCAA brand in line with what has came in 2017.
And while the rookies are a big part of the checklist, there is a lot of history in the product with some players dating back almost 100 years. Heisman winners, All-Americans and other collegiate standouts are showcased in the ultra-premium release.
2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football boxes come with ten cards. Six are autographs, a pair have swatches and the remaining two are of the gem variety.
2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football Overview
Rookie Patch Autographs are one of the key parts of the checklist. They begin with hard signatures and a jumbo swatch. Parallels include logos from a variety of source like Bowl games, conferences and logos.
Rookie Team Slogan Signatures and Rookie Gems Signatures are more places where on-card ink from the 2018 draft class can be found. Base Rookie Gems Signatures have no more than 25 copies each. From there, parallels come in Ruby (/20 or less), Sapphire (/15 or less), Gold (/10 or less), Emerald (/5 or less) and Black (1/1).
Only big names from college football are in Flawless Ink (/25 or less). Dual Diamond Memorabilia Autographs (/25 or less) have a swatch on either side of the card with an autograph and player photo in the middle. Besides the base version for both, there are Silver (/20 or less), Gold (/10 or less), Emerald (/5 or less) and Black (1/1) parallels.
Two autographs are on Flawless Dual Signatures cards (/25 or less). Pairings highlight players who attended the same school. Four levels of parallels have no more than 15 copies each.
All autographs in 2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football have no more than 25 copies each. And unless it’s a cut signature, autographs are all hard-signed.
Flawless Player Team Gems (1/1) have the most bling in the product where the player’s school logo is decked out with several gemstones.
Sticking with one of the biggest Flawless traditions, base cards and parallels all come with a gem embedded in them. Base cards start with a diamond (/20). Parallels are Ruby (/10), Sapphire (/8), Emerald (/5) and Oversized Diamond (1/1).
2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football at a glance:
Cards per pack: 10
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 2
Release date: October 3, 2018
What to expect in a hobby box:
• Autographs – 6
• Memorabilia Cards – 2
• Gem Cards – 2