For almost two decades now, Panini America’s landmark Contenders Football brand has been a defining staple of every NFL season, an ink-heavy institution whose pioneering Autograph Rookie Tickets that long ago made Contenders Football the home of the autographed Rookie Card. All these years later, that home remains in impeccable condition as the brand prepares to host the highly anticipated 2017 edition.
Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America in late December, 2017 Contenders Football once again will largely be defined by those Rookie Tickets and their robust arsenal of parallels featuring Playoff Tickets, Championship Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets, Super Bowl Tickets and Printing Plates. On average, each hobby box of 2017 Contenders Football (five cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver five or six autographs (including one to two on-card), one parallel and 18 inserts.
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