2020 Score Football Kicks Off New Season in Big Ways

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2020 Score Football marks the launch of a new NFL card season. And Panini is going big with it in a few different ways. The base set, pack sizes, many of the design elements — they’re all large noticeable.

Hobby boxes opt for a jumbo format. They have just ten packs, but each has 40 cards. Hobby boxes come with four autographs, 36 inserts and ten parallels. 2020 Score Football has a variety of retail formats as well including blasters, hanger boxes and more. These may not have quite the number of hits as far as quantity goes, but retail does have several of exclusives that expand the checklist even further.

2020 Score Football Base Set Basics

Sticking with tradition, the base set tops the 400-card mark — 440 top be exact.

Of those, 110 are rookies, offering a deep look at the year’s freshman class. Because Score’s release coincides with the 2020 NFL Draft, Rookie Cards go with college images and details. Rookies land approximately nine per hobby pack. Retail fat packs have six while hanger boxes come with a dozen.

2020 Score Football First Down

Parallels, which are ten per hobby box, are available in several levels including Scorecard, Showcase (/100), Gold Zone (/50), Artist’s Proof (/35), Red Zone (/20), First Down (/10), End Zone (/6) and Gem Masters (1/1). On top of these, retail has some exclusives: Green (four per retail box), Gold (four per blaster), Purple (four per hanger box), and Red (three per fat pack).

Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Other Inserts

Base Signatures and Rookie Signatures use the main set as their design foundation. While Score traditionally is heavy on rookie ink, veterans are present as well.

2020 Score Football Base Signatures

Parallels for Base Signatures include Gold Zone (/50 or less), Red Zone (/20 or less), End Zone (/6 or less) and Gem Masters (1/1). Rookie Signatures parallels have a couple of additional levels: Gold Zone (/50), Artist’s Proof (/35), Red Zone (/20), First Down (/10), End Zone (/6), Printing Plates (1/1) and Gem Masters (1/1).

Memorabilia cards are on the 2020 Score Football checklist, however, they’re exclusive to retail.

2020 Score has several additional inserts, some of which venture into bold designs. Among them is Intergalatic, a new theme that’s a case hit in hobby.

2020 Score Football Intergalactic

Other inserts available in hobby packs include All-Hands Team, Breakthrough and Under the Radar. All three of these have additional Showcase (/100), Gold Zone (/50) and Gem Masters (1/1) versions. Breakthrough and Under the Radar also have End Zone (/6) parallels while All-Hands Team has Red Zone (/25).

2020 Score Football Breakthrough

Inserts found at retail include Breakfast of Champions, Game Face, 3D, Deep Dive, Huddle Up and Next Level Stats.

2020 Score Football cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 40, Retail – TBA, Blaster – 12, Fat Packs – 40, Hanger Boxes – 60
Packs per box: Hobby – 10, Retail – 24, Blaster – 11
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Retail – TBA
Set size: 440 cards
Release date: April 22, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 4
  • Inserts – 36
  • Parallels – 10

What to expect in a retail box:

  • Green Parallels – 4

What to expect in a blaster box:

  • Memorabilia Cards – 1
  • Gold Parallels – 4

What to expect in a retail fat pack:

  • Inserts – 12
  • Red Parallels – 3

What to expect in a hanger box:

  • Inserts – 18
  • Purple Parallels – 4

The full 2020 Score Football checklist and team set lists will be posted as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the set’s release.

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Ryan Cracknell

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