So much about the Preferred brand has changed since we last saw it in the NFL as a standalone release. So much as in . . . seemingly everything. For the record, the last time a Preferred Football product was released, the likes of LaDainian Tomlinson, Chad Johnson and Quincy Carter were key Rookie Cards in the 2001 set. Fast forward 15 years or so and it’s obvious that time has been very good to the Preferred franchise.
Thanks to a torrid track record in the NBA and the continued enhancement of key inserts such as the sublime Silhouettes, Panini’s Choice Die-Cuts and more, Preferred has become the preferred choice for many collectors. And that’s likely to be the case in early December when the brand makes its triumphant return to football.
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