2021 Select Football Sends Collectors on a Sports Card Safari


2021 Select Football calls upon tigers and zebras. Some snakes even make their presence known. They help put a different spin that helps set Select apart from other chromium football card brands.

Parallels are at the forefront, with 15 total in every hobby box. They’re joined by a pair of autographs, a memorabilia card and six additional inserts.

2021 Select Football Checklist Overview

With 400 cards, the Select base set is bigger than a lot of other releases. But it’s not so straightforward. Within those 400 cards are four distinct sections: Concourse, Premier Level, Club Level and Field Level, which are the rarest. Not only do each of these sections have a slightly different design, but their availability and parallel lineups vary somewhat as well.

2021 Select Football Concourse Patrick Mahomes

Of the 15 Prizms parallels per hobby box, ten are Silver. The remaining five come from the product’s many other colors.

The following highlights Prizms available in hobby packs:


  • Silver Prizms
  • Zebra Prizms
  • Tri-Color Prizms – /249
  • Blue Prizms – /199
  • Maroon Prizms – /149
  • Red Prizms – /99
  • Purple Prizms – /75
  • Orange Prizms – /49
  • White Prizms – /35
  • Tie-Dye Prizms – /25
  • Gold Prizms – /10
  • Green Prizms – /5
  • Green and Black Snakeskin Prizms – /2
  • Black Prizms – 1/1

Premier Level

  • Silver Prizms
  • Zebra Prizms
  • Tri-Color Prizms – /199
  • Blue Prizms – /149
  • Light Blue Prizms – /99
  • Purple Prizms – /75
  • Neon Green Prizms – /49
  • White Prizms – /35
  • Tie-Dye Prizms – /25
  • Gold Prizms – /10
  • Green Prizms – /5
  • Green and Black Snakeskin Prizms – /2
  • Black Prizms – 1/1

Field Level

  • Silver Prizms
  • Zebra Prizms
  • Tri-Color Prizms – /75
  • Red Prizms – /49
  • White Prizms – /35
  • Tie-Dye Prizms – /25
  • Gold Prizms – /10
  • Black Prizms – 1/1

Although not numbered, according to Panini, Zebra Prizms are among the toughest in the product, landing approximately one per 12-box hobby case.

2021 Select Football Zebra Prizms Ja'Marr Chase

XRC Mystery Redemptions are only in hobby packs. These are good for cards of 2022 draft picks that will go out after the season has started.

Hobby Hybrid Disco Prizms

Hobby Hybrid boxes are where collectors will find a variety of Disco Prizms. Besides the basic versions that can be spotted by the small circles found in the background, there are Red Disco Prizms (/49), Blue Disco Prizms (/25), Gold Disco Prizms (/10), Green Disco Prizms (/5) and Black Disco Prizms (1/1).

2021 Select Football Autographs and Memorabilia Cards

When it comes to hits, Select doesn’t typically over complicate things. While there are different combinations of signatures and swatches, they’re usually named as such. The parallels are where more of the variety come into play.

Rookie Signature Memorabilia and Jumbo Rookie Signature Swatches are among the highlights.

Parallels for Rookie Signature Memorabilia cards include Blue Prizms (/75 or less), Purple Prizms (/49 or less), Tie-Dye Prizms (/25 or less), Gold Prizms (/10 or less), Green Prizms (/5 or less) and Black Prizms (1/1).

Jumbo Rookie Signature Swatches cards have White Prizms (/75 or less), Copper Prizms (/49 or less), Tie-Dye Prizms (/25 or less), Gold Prizms (/10 or less), Green Prizms (/5 or less), Blacks Prizms (1/1), and additional one-of-one Brand Logo, NFL Shield and Tag Black Prizms.

Autographs are tough in Hobby Hybrid, combining to land just two per 20-box case.

The don’t have autographs, but Jumbo Rookie Swatch cards do come with large memorabilia pieces. The rainbow for these include White Prizms (/35), Tie-Dye Prizms (/25), Gold Prizms (/10), Brand Logo Black Prizms (1/1), NFL Shield Black Prizms (1/1), and Laundry Nike Black Prizms (1/1).

Additional Inserts

2021 Select Football has several additional inserts that are exclusive to hobby packs.

Color Wheel makes its pigskin premier. These have a minimalist design but a colorful backdrop that cover the rainbow all in the same image. Firestorm is another debut. For both of these, Gold Prizms (/10) and Black Prizms (1/1) are the lone parallels.

2021 Select Football Color Wheel Gold Prizms Randy Moss

Other chase sets that are new to football include Artistic Selections and Future Franchise.

Phenomenon, Sensations and Snapshots all return for another year. Phenomenon parallels come with Silver Prizms, Zebra Prizms, Tie-Dye Prizms (/25), Gold Prizms (/10), Green Prizms (/5), Green and Black Snakeskin Prizms (/2) and Black Prizms (1/1).

2021 Select Football cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 5, Hobby Hybrid – 6
Packs per box: Hobby – 12, Hobby Hybrid – 4
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Hobby Hybrid – 20
Set size: 400 cards
Release date (subject to change): July 27, 2021

Shop for 2021 Select Football boxes on eBay:

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 2
  • Memorabilia Cards – 1
  • Inserts – 6
  • Silver Prizms – 10
  • Additional Prizms – 5

What to expect in a Hobby Hybrid box:

  • Disco Prizms – 4
  • Silver Prizms – 2

Recent Select Football releases:

The full 2021 Select Football checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the product’s release.


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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  1. Eric Lowe 29 January, 2022 at 10:06

    Hi folks..how are y’all?..I’m curious as to wen the safari hunt series is coming out..is it possible to pre order?..thank you.. Eric Lowe

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