It’s Time! Panini America Cracks Open Early Boxes of 2016 Contenders Football (Gallery)
January 05, 2017

At long last, one of the most beloved NFL trading card products of all time is ready to rock for a new season. This time tomorrow, Panini America’s 2016 Contenders Football will command collector attention in hobby shops from coast to coast and in group breaks across the continent. It’s the Rookie Ticket Autographs. It’s the history. It’s the mystery surrounding SPs and SSPs. It’s this phenomenal 2016 NFL Draft Class. It’s . . . everything. And it all starts tomorrow.

We’ve been preparing you for Contenders Release Day for the last several days here on The Knight’s Lance and on the Panini America Instagram feed. You’ve seen the Quality Control Gallery. You’ve probably seen this image and this image. Today, we’re taking you pack by pack through two early boxes. On average, each hobby box of 2016 Contenders Football delivers five autographs, but many will include more.

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