Is Contenders Optic Football on the Way? JuJu Smith-Schuster Teases Potential Release


Ready for Contenders Football to get a chromium spin? Juju Smith-Schuster showed some Contenders Optic cards on his Instagram account, suggesting an expansion of both brands is on the way.

The cards were part of an Instagram Story posted by the Steelers receiver. Instagram Stories are designed to be available on the social media platform for just 24 hours before being removed.

However, Blowout Forums member majestik101 got a screengrab while Smith-Schuster’s Story was still posted:

The card has the same general design as Smith-Schuster’s 2017 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph, only done on chromium card stock.

2017 Contenders JuJu Smith-Schuster Autograph

This appears to be the second brand to get the Optic treatment. Prior to Contenders, Donruss Optic has been done in multiple sports.

There are no specifics on when or even if 2017 Contenders Optic will be released. The format is also not known. For now, we’re limited to Smith-Schuster’s apparent tease.

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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.

1 comment

  1. Ziggy No 4 January, 2018 at 05:44

    Very interesting and crazy if panini releases another product this year. Football is flat and the market is saturated. The ROY will be 30 Auto

    Very cool the JuJu leaked this! He must be at home signing cards during the playoff bye!


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