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Super Sunday: Panini America Previews 2011 Playoff Contenders’ Super Bowl Tickets Set

December 4, 2011

Ask most longtime Playoff Contenders Football collectors and they’ll tell you that one of the surprise hits of the 2010 edition was the history-laden Super Bowl Tickets insert that created a secondary-market frenzy and a new must-have set-building target.

The good news for many of those same collectors is that Panini America is bringing the popular insert back for a repeat run in 2011, complete with an updated design, a new checklist and several new autograph subjects. We preview 20 of the new cards in the gallery below.

Enjoy this exclusive sneak peek at 20 of the 25 cards in the set and don’t worry about the early process typos on some of the cards. Those will be corrected by the time packout rolls around. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on all that 2011 Playoff Contenders Football has to offer.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Brandon Kennedy permalink
    December 4, 2011 11:47 am

    WOW! I have decided to go for this set again this year.

    Really like the new names in the set, and the black and white photos!

    Cant wait to complete it!

  2. Kevin C permalink
    December 4, 2011 12:01 pm

    Great way to start NFL Sunday with a preview :)

    btw, noticed an “early typo” in the title ;) CoNtenders

    • December 4, 2011 1:41 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up on the typo, gentlemen. I got it fixed.

      • Kevin C permalink
        December 4, 2011 2:49 pm

        Maybe Tebow will have a card in the 2012 set! What a game it’s been so far!

  3. December 4, 2011 12:15 pm

    Any Romanowski’s? For a guy who started 5 Super Bowls…winning four, he isn’t in many Super Bowl themed sets.

    Otherwise, pretty cool set. But check your spelling in the title.

  4. December 4, 2011 1:01 pm

    Fantastic looking set, I will definitely be going after one of those Mackey cards!

  5. Matt Gilman permalink
    December 5, 2011 7:36 am

    Wow! Really want that Ahmad Bradshaw from the best Super Bowl game ever played. Sweet looking set. love the look. They would look great in a binder or put into a card plaque to be hung on the wall as a set.

  6. Nick Gauder permalink
    December 5, 2011 11:59 am

    Nice job Panini! I loved last years Super Bowl insert and this years looks even better. I can only hope i will be able to pull one of them especially that Aaron Rodgers one with the auto!!

  7. December 5, 2011 12:24 pm

    oh man these are nice. Love the photos.

    Will Branch be included in this year’s set?

  8. Jamey permalink
    December 5, 2011 4:17 pm

    Topps created a SuperBowl ticket, both Auto’d and unauto’d, for Topps Football. The insert was so well-received, Topps threw an entire “Ticket” based product at collectors to see if it stuck. It didn’t. I like the look of these cards much more, and autographed versions from games of yore? Sweet. Totally sweet. Would love to see a sub-series encompassing players on both ends of seminal SuperBowl plays, Montana & Clark, Bradshaw & Harris, Eli & Tyree, jeez I could go on. Cool insert, nutha’ strong selling point for Contenders!

  9. stephen griego permalink
    December 5, 2011 5:25 pm

    anyone that wants to sell 2010 contenders super bowl ticket auto please let me know thanks stephen stgriego16@hotmail.com

  10. deloreanfan81 permalink
    December 6, 2011 12:58 am

    sweet looking set,

  11. December 6, 2011 11:11 am

    nice insert set, thanks for doing it again, looking forward to see some more jets and bears in the future, lol

  12. Rick B permalink
    December 8, 2011 12:14 am

    Great stuff Panini!

  13. stephen griego permalink
    March 7, 2012 11:21 pm

    im still looking for the 2010 contenders super bowl ticket auto to complete my set please let me know if anyone will sell them to me thanks stephen email me (stgriego16@hotmail.com) thanks again

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