In late December, Panini America’s iconic Contenders Football product arrives for the 2018 season equipped with all of the bells and whistles diehard collectors have come to expect from one of the most popular releases in modern collecting history. But even a product as tenured as Contenders can still benefit from a few tweaks now and then — especially when they happen to revolve around the product’s landmark Rookie Ticket.
Indeed, Panini America NFL Product Developers are taking at least a few versions of the Rookie Ticket to places no Rookie Ticket has ever gone before. In the process, they’re creating something altogether new. There are intricately die-cut Rookie Ticket Stub parallels (numbered to 99 or less) and acetate Rookie Clear Ticket parallels (numbered to 10) that will offer a refreshing twist to the brand’s centerpiece attraction.
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