2020 Panini Instant Rated Rookie Retro Football Puts New Spin on 30-Year-Old Design


2020 Panini Instant Rated Rookie Retro Football takes things back 30 years for its foundation. The players — they’re 2020 freshmen. It’s in the design where the past comes into play, drawing inspiration from one of the most widely collected sets of all-time, 1990 Donruss Baseball.

Sold exclusively as a full 45-cards set through Panini’s website, checklist highlights are among the players one would expect. Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa are among the top names.

While the root of the layout is definitely 1990 Donruss, there is a twist. Instead of strictly crimson borders, they line up with team colors.

2020 Panini Instant Rated Rookie Retro Football

2020 Panini Instant Rated Rookie Retro Football is a print-on-demand release. Cards will include the final print run. Set are available through December 21.

2020 Panini Instant Rated Rookie Retro Football cards at a glance:

Set size: 45 cards
Release date: December 7, 2020

2020 Panini Instant Rated Rookie Retro Football Checklist

1 Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
2 Chase Young, Washington Football Team
3 Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
4 Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
5 Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders
6 Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
7 CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
8 Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
9 Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
10 Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers
11 Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
12 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
13 Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
14 Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts
15 D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions

16 Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
17 Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars
18 Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears
19 KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos
20 Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
21 Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams
22 Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
23 JK Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
24 Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams
25 Denzel Mims, New York Jets
26 AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers
27 Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
28 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29 Lynn Bowden Jr., Miami Dolphins
30 Bryan Edwards, Las Vegas Raiders

31 Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills
32 Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens
33 Darrynton Evans, Tennessee Titans
34 Joshua Kelley, Los Angeles Chargers
35 La’Mical Perine, New York Jets
36 Jacob Eason, Indianapolis Colts
37 Anthony McFarland Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers
38 James Morgan, New York Jets
39 Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills
40 Antonio Gandy-Golden, Washington Football Team
41 Antoine Winfield Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers
42 Jake Fromm, Buffalo Bills
43 James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
44 L’Jarius Sneed, Kansas City Chiefs
45 Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis Colts


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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