Panini America, NFLPA Unveil Trading Card Index Rankings for Fourth Quarter of 2016
January 29, 2017

Panini America, the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA), in conjunction with NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFLPA, today unveiled the fourth edition of the NFLPA Trading Card Index, a quarterly report ranking the top-performing football players in the licensed trading card industry.’s Darren Heitner first reported the Q4 rankings yesterday.

Once a quarter, the NFLPA Panini Trading Card Index ranks the top 15 rookies and top 15 veterans based on several key factors, including secondary-market transactions, overall trading volume and collectability based on on-field performance and expectations (e.g., rookie hype and collector speculation). The fourth NFLPA Panini Trading Card Index, listed in its entirety below, includes updated rankings for both rookies and veterans based on late regular-season and early postseason performances. The newest Index rankings are based on secondary-market transactions and trading volume that took place during the fourth quarter of 2016.

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