2023 Panini Contenders Football Details

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2023 Panini Contenders Football is a ticket to autographs, especially for those hunting down rookie ink. The longstanding brand returns familiar mix of ticket-themed cards and lots of autographs. Hobby boxes have five signed cards including at least one that is on-card. Inserts and parallels also combine to fall 10 per box.

2023 Panini Contenders Football Checklist Overview

The checklist jumps right into Contenders’ trademark ticket takes with the base set. Veterans are featured on Season Ticket cards with a mix of parallels that lean further into ticket types with things like Playoff and Super Bowl.

Rookie Ticket Autographs are also part of the base set. These have been Contenders’ cornerstone for decades. Over time, these are historically recognized among the key cards for football rookies. Many of the top signers are among the Rookie Ticket RPS cards that come with on-card autographs.

2023 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Anthony Richardson

Cracked Ice and die-cut Ticket Stub parallels are among the possibilities with these.

2023 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs Cracked Ice Puka Nakcua

While first-year players are on a lot of the product’s autographs, veterans and retired stars are also available in sets like NFL Ink and Legendary Contenders Autographs.

Standard inserts include Crown Jewels, Supernatural and Superstar Die-Cuts.

Retail packs have exclusive parallels for Draft Class Contenders, Game Ticket, Historic Draft Class Contenders, Rookie Stallions and Round Numbers. In standard retail boxes, it’s Gold while blasters have Blue.

2023 Panini Contenders Football cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 8, Retail – 8, Blasters – 8, Mega Box – 6
Packs per box: Hobby – 6, Retail – 24, Blasters – 5, Mega Box – 18
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Blasters – 20
Set size: TBA
Release date (subject to change): July 3, 2024

Shop for 2023 Panini Contenders Football boxes on eBay:

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • On-Card Autographs – 1
  • Additional Autographs – 4
  • Inserts or Parallels – 10 Total

Retail box:

  • Inserts or Parallels – 20 Total

Blaster box:

  • Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 1 Total
  • Inserts or Parallels – 7 Total

Mega box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Memorabilia Cards – 2

Recent Panini Contenders Football releases:

The full 2023 Panini Contenders Football checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as possible, likely shortly before the product’s release.

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