Contenders Optic Football added to football card releases

Much like its Donruss Optic predecessor, the all-new Contenders Optic Football creation aims to seamlessly meld two proud pieces of the Panini America product portfolio — Contenders Football and Prizm technology — into one shiny new release capable of standing on its own merit.

Set to arrive in hobby shops in March, 2017 Contenders Optic Football will deliver, on average, two autographs (including one on-card), two base cards, one parallel and one insert in every six-card box (10 boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case).

Highlights of the new product include:

• For the first time, find Contenders’ RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs on Optichrome technology; look for one on-card RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph per box.

• Contenders Optic is loaded with inserts such as Hall of Fame Contenders, All-Pro Contenders, MVP Contenders and Round Numbers.

• Some of the most iconic Contenders Rookie Tickets of all time are recreated with Contenders Tribute Autographs, honoring the best cards made in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

• Optichrome technology revamps the Contenders brand. With Red, Blue, Gold and Gold Vinyl parallels (numbered to 199 or less), Contenders Optic is loaded with short-print chase cards.

• Rookie of the Year Contenders Autographs highlights the top rookies of the 2017 class, all numbered to 99 or less.

• Hall of Fame Contenders Autographs highlights those legendary players headed for Canton in the near future.

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