Panini America’s ballyhooed 2016 Contenders Football arrived in hobby shops yesterday to a ready-and-waiting collector base that has spent the last 24 hours since in a wrapper-ripping, Rookie Ticket-revealing frenzy. That’s certain to continue in the weeks ahead as the many Contenders completists work on building their sets, with one eye always on the set’s various variations and short prints.
Today, we’re going to devote some attention to clarifying or demystifying some of the set’s SP and SSP mysteries. The initial list below details some of the SPs and SSPs featured in 2016 Contenders Football’s Rookie Tickets, Rookie Ticket Variations (horizontal) and Rookie Ticket Variations Sepia sets. For 2016 Contenders Football, an SP indicates cards with a print run of 250 or less; an SSP indicates cards with a print run of 99 or less. Enjoy the initial list and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.
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