2020 Football Cards Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

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As 2020 football cards roll out, this is a page where you’ll find release dates, checklists, easy price guide access, set information and more. Use this page for easy access to everything you need over the course of the year (and beyond).

Below is a full 2020 football cards release calendar and related set information. Upcoming sets are first, arranged by release date.

Once a product is out, it’ll be found by clicking on a tab at the top (sorted alphabetically).

Bookmark this page and check back regularly. This calendar will be updated frequently with new sets, price guide links and additional information. It’s a hub for all you need in one convenient place for those collecting or even just curious about 2020 football cards.

What to Expect

2020 marks the fifth year of Panini’s exclusive deal with the NFL and NFLPA. They also continue to hold the lone trading card rights to virtually every major college in the country. This means they’re the only company that can make cards with NFL logos and trademarks. It’s the same with the schools they have deals with.

Other companies, like Leaf and SAGE, continue with their draft-focused releases. These may not have logos, but they are generally known for having lots of autographs.

Topps has some 2020 football cards planned. They have a deal with the new version of the XFL. They also made cards for the league in 2001.

If you’re looking for 2019 football card details, you can find it here.

Upcoming Products

Upcoming 2020 Football Card Release Dates and Product Information

Release dates are subject to change (and often do). New products will be added as they’re announced.


2020 Panini Chronicles Football

Release Date: April 30, 2021

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2020 Panini Chronicles Football Patrick Mahomes

2020 Panini Flawless Football

Release Date: May 5, 2021

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2020 Panini Flawless Football Patrick Mahomes

Already Released

2020 Football Cards Archive

Here’s where you’ll find a list of 2020 football cards that are already out. These are arranged alphabetically.







2020 Immaculate Collegiate Football

Release Date: September 2, 2020

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2020 Leaf Draft Football

Release Date: March 17, 2020

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2020 Leaf Flash of Greatness Football

Release Date: July 22, 2020

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2020 Leaf Metal Draft Football

Release Date: March 27, 2020

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2020 Leaf Metal Joe Montana Collection Football

Release Date: October 30, 2020

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2020 Leaf Trinity Football

Release Date: October 27, 2020

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2020 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football

Release Date: March 4, 2020

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2020 Panini Black Football

Release Date: August 26, 2020

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2020 Panini Chronicles Draft Picks Football

Release Date: July 10, 2020

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2020 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football

Release Date: May 29, 2020

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2020 Panini Elements Football

Release Date: August 15, 2020

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2020 Panini Encased Football

Release Date: March 26, 2021

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2020 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football

Release Date: November 6, 2020

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2020 Panini Gold Standard Football

Release Date: August 7, 2020

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2020 Panini Honors Football

Release Date: January 20, 2021

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2020 Panini Legacy Football

Release Date: June 26, 2020

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2020 Panini Luminance Football

Release Date: July 15, 2020

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2020 Panini National Treasures Football

Release Date: April 14, 2021

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2020 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Football

Release Date: October 9, 2020

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2020 Panini Obsidian Draft Picks Collegiate Football

Release Date: July 3, 2020

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2020 Panini One Football

Release Date: March 12, 2021

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2020 Panini Origins Football

Release Date: October 2, 2020

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2020 Panini Plates & Patches Football

Release Date: March 3, 2021

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2020 Panini Spectra Football

Release Date: October 16, 2020

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2020 Panini XR Football

Release Date: October 23, 2020

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2020 SAGE Aspire Football

Release Date: June 19, 2020

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2020 SAGE Hit Premier Draft Football

Release Date: March 20, 2020

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2020 Topps Now XFL Football

Release Date: February 10, 2020

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2020 Topps XFL Football

Release Date: April 15, 2020

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2020 Upper Deck CFL Football

Release Date: September 10, 2020

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2020 Zenith Football

Release Date: September 30, 2020

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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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41 comments

  1. Allan 11 May, 2020 at 21:01

    I am new to NFL cards so please excuse the silly question … so trades happen throughout the year in many sports but not so much in NFL … still as far as I know rosters are not set until just prior to week 1 (early September).

    Are cards for the next NFL season released in May prior to the season even starting? And if so, how do they determine which players will be on the cards and for which team? Isn’t it a problem for card publishers … trades and roster cuts etc.?

    • Ryan Cracknell 12 May, 2020 at 10:10

      @Allan – Rosters may not be fully set but key rookies and vets on new teams get cards with their new teams fairly early. Maybe not the first sets, though. We add team set info for all releases so you can quickly reference individual sets as they come out.

  2. Doug McClendon 22 May, 2020 at 17:01

    sir i will be looking for the 1st topps series from this years draft with joe burrow as the 1st over all pick

  3. Pat 20 June, 2020 at 09:09

    What manufactures will sell a Tom Brady Tampa Bay rookie card and when will they come out? Ebay is already selling these but I don’t think they are real.

    • Ryan Cracknell 20 June, 2020 at 13:36

      @Pat – Panini is the lone company with an NFL license. Anything you see on eBay right now is likely homemade.

  4. Jose Quijano 1 July, 2020 at 19:08

    What would be the best pack to buy if I am starting my collection?

    Thanks for the help.

  5. Mitch 17 July, 2020 at 17:09

    I just started getting into collecting football cards and I’ve been trying to figure out price guides for the cards, and which parallels are more “rare” then others. Also the inserts are they even worth holding onto? Is there value in them?

    • Ryan Cracknell 20 July, 2020 at 10:16

      @Mitch – There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to your questions. Some inserts carry strong values. Others don’t. Probably the biggest thing would be to look more at the cards that you enjoy and why that is.

  6. David T Letkiewicz 3 August, 2020 at 18:29

    Hi. In the past with Prestigate Football cards-they do sell in Target, WalMart and other stores. Now with 2020 Prestigate Football cards-they sell via ebay. True?

  7. Chris L 10 August, 2020 at 08:05

    prestige football can be found at target if your lucky enough to be there when the distributor is there. You may be able to find blasters, fat packs and hangars. But probably not the megas, those get scooped up fast.

  8. Scott Munekawa 23 August, 2020 at 23:49

    Is Panini doing a 2020 NFL Prizm set outside of Draft Picks like they had last year? I can’t find anything online about a release date for a regular Prizm set.

    • Ryan Cracknell 24 August, 2020 at 08:37

      @Scott – It should be out this year. Just hasn’t been formally announcement. Panini usually doesn’t release details until about a couple of months before it releases.

  9. Helen 9 October, 2020 at 15:25

    Can someone tell me what the deal with the Score NFL Trading Cards is? My son started collecting in 2019 and we could get them everywhere for $20 for a box of 132. This year I can’t find them anywhere, except for way more online. Did they raise the prices or is there a supply issue or something else?

    • Ryan Cracknell 12 October, 2020 at 14:44

      @Helen – Sports cards as a whole have become extremely popular over the past several months. In many places, people are quickly clearing out the shelves at retail.

  10. Travis Gill 20 October, 2020 at 00:18

    Is the Nov 18th release date for Panini Prizm Football still accurate? I’ve seen 3 or 4 different dates in November online so far….

    Also, will Prizm football retail in Walmart this year or onlyTarget?

  11. mo 3 December, 2020 at 14:47

    How long will they sell 2020 panini cards on shelves do they sell 2020 cards in 2021 if so how long

    • Ryan Cracknell 3 December, 2020 at 15:44

      @mo – 2020 sets are intended to cover the 2020 season. They will continue into 2021. The switch to 2021 products is usually around the draft.

  12. Mike Weaver 16 December, 2020 at 12:32

    The 2020 Panini Rookies & Stars, is that an entirely separate set unto itself? I keep finding the set list all over the internet as having 200 base cards, but no matter how I search “2020 Panini” or “2020 Panini Rookies & Stars” I can’t find a price guide anywhere on Beckett that shows even a 200 card set. Everything is well above a 200 card set. Is it just too early to find the price guide for the Rookies & Stars? If so, is there any estimated time on a price guide?

  13. Patrick 11 January, 2021 at 09:28

    Hey Ryan, no link for 2020 Panini Playbook? Seems like it should release this week, am I just overlooking it?

  14. Elmar Bagir 23 February, 2021 at 18:12

    Hi, I can’t find a checklist of 2020 Panini Immaculate Rings Signatures . Is there any?
    I’ve seen Brett Favre and Jerome Bettis, both One on One. Also James Harrison 2/2 and Willie McGinest 3/3
    Who else? Regards

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