Panini America’s bold reimagining of the venerable Classics Football franchise officially releases in hobby shops across North America one week from today. But many collectors will get an early look at the product later this week during the 2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Presented By Panini America. To be sure, 2016 Classics Football is a bona fide blast from the past that injects popular old-school attributes to a brand last seen on the market five years ago.
From pulpy paper stock to throwback designs, 2016 Classics Football promises to be a breath of fresh air in a current market full of technological wizardry that stretches the boundaries of what’s possible with seemingly every release. Classics Football, by comparison, relies on yesteryear concepts and subtleties that offer a reverent nod to nostalgia — including plenty of short prints and variations.
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