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Panini America Unveils the Remaining 2011 Playoff Contenders Football RC Variations

February 28, 2012

By now, you’ve likely heard about the collectible commotion we created yesterday with the revelation that photo variations exist for each of the 36 RPS Rookie Tickets subjects dotting the 2011 Playoff Contenders Football checklist.

In addition to spicing up a slow-moving Monday afternoon, our post brought collectors who hadn’t yet picked up on the discrepancies up to speed on the slight differences that exist on 11 of the 36 cards. Today, we pull the curtain back on the remaining 25.

To more easily identify the differences, we’ve zoomed in on the images on the cards in the following gallery.

Now that some of the mystery within 2011 Playoff Contenders Football has been removed, we’ll focus our attention in the coming days on revealing the other autographed SPs within the Rookie Tickets subset. So stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for more information.

41 Comments leave one →
  1. Nate permalink
    February 28, 2012 12:45 pm

    Ok, so how do I know if my redemption is for the standard version or the shortprint version?

    • February 28, 2012 1:05 pm

      The card will be randomly inserted into that player’s lot and randomly selected by CS personnel.

  2. Scott permalink
    February 28, 2012 12:48 pm

    How good are my chances of getting the Greg Little variation if I submitted three redemptions?

    • February 28, 2012 1:06 pm

      Good question. Not sure how many variations he has, but the cards would be randomly selected from his lot.

  3. Jonathan permalink
    February 28, 2012 12:57 pm

    Any idea when the actual print list numbers will come out?? and are there going to be a sp in the sticker set as well??

    • February 28, 2012 1:07 pm

      Yes, there are SPs in the sticker autographs as well — and we’ll begin listing those SPs tomorrow.

  4. William permalink
    February 28, 2012 1:02 pm

    What is the difference on the Locker?

    • February 28, 2012 1:07 pm

      That was the toughest one for me to detect, too. It’s the number on his shoulder.

  5. Brad R. permalink
    February 28, 2012 1:06 pm

    Me, I’d rather have the base card than an SP variation with a trivial and pointless Photoshop manipulation. And Julio Jones got a haircut for his SP? lol

    • February 28, 2012 1:11 pm

      Understand and appreciate your feedback. I just noticed Julio’s trim myself.

  6. William permalink
    February 28, 2012 1:07 pm

    When is the sp list coming out?

  7. dave permalink
    February 28, 2012 1:20 pm

    Ugh Ridley is going to still be in #34? That’s a bummer, especially as that is now Vereen’s #…Ridley has been #22 for a long time now! Can his number be photoshopped to 22 before the redemptions are mailed out? 🙂

    • Matt Gilman permalink
      February 28, 2012 2:46 pm

      Shared this on my page as well.

  8. Justin permalink
    February 28, 2012 2:07 pm

    Since you did not post a robert housler contenders sp im guessing he doesnt have one?

    • February 28, 2012 3:34 pm

      These are just the 36 RPS variations. We’ll begin listing the other SPs tomorrow.

  9. Matt Gilman permalink
    February 28, 2012 2:45 pm

    Going to be checking mine out….I thought Gabbert was on this list as well??
    Got to double check my Jernigan 🙂

  10. Matt Gilman permalink
    February 28, 2012 2:47 pm

    I dont get why my reply went above my post instead of with mine. Hope it doesn’t confuse the other person.

  11. Joe F permalink
    February 28, 2012 3:08 pm

    Just to be sure I understand this. The variants are the ones without the Riddell logos. This is the best you could come up with? Wow, That’s Lame. Glad I’m not a Contenders collector.

  12. Hivan permalink
    February 28, 2012 4:17 pm

    when is SP list come out for now?

    • February 28, 2012 7:57 pm

      We’ll start releasing SP lists for Contenders Football and Contenders Baseball tomorrow.

  13. zach permalink
    February 29, 2012 1:52 pm

    are the variations limited in print or are they printed 1 to 1 ratio with the normal tickets?

  14. Sport Card Collectors (Like us on Facebook) permalink
    February 29, 2012 2:21 pm

    It’s like looking for Waldo, fun and frustrating. But a great idea!

  15. chicago permalink
    March 3, 2012 11:14 am

    Is the da’ quan bowers have a photo variation? Mine appears to not have the ridell logo above his face mask where its suppose to be like some of the other photo variations.

  16. michael figueroa permalink
    March 12, 2012 12:30 am

    just got rps rookie ticket redemption..will it tell me if its a or b status online or do i need to call to find out, or if its a short print, thanks

  17. April 19, 2012 4:51 pm

    So does Delone Carter NOT have an SP? On the reveal it says he has 100 but I don’t see him above.


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