Panini America Offers Scorching First Look at 2014 Hot Rookies Football (Gallery)
Exactly one week from today, Panini America officials will be dispatched strategically throughout the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum capturing content from 40 top NFL rookies during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. To be sure, one of the most anticipated and potential-packed NFL Draft classes in years — headlined by the likes of Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney and more — will be the driving force from the first NFL-licensed release of the season until the last.
Today, for the first time, Panini America offers preliminary details of its first hobby-exclusive launch of the season: 2014 Hot Rookies Football, due out June 18. This uniquely configured release features four distinct pack types in each four-pack hobby box and delivers three autographs and one autograph memorabilia card in every box.
In the gallery below, we offer your first look at a spectacular uncut sheet of the product’s Hot Rookies Gem Masters Signatures 1/1 cards. We’ll have plenty more visuals to preview in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But today, we’re going to provide just a few of 2014 Hot Rookies Football’s top-line highlights.
Each four-pack box will include four distinct pack types:
- Pack #1 will contain 32 Hot Rookies base cards from the 330-card base set, including at least two cards numbered to 99 or less. (Hot Packs will fall roughly one per case in which all 32 cards will be numbered to 99 or less.)
- Pack #2 will contain 10 rookies from the highly touted 2014 NFL Draft class, including at least one card numbered to 99 or less. (Hot packs will fall roughly one per case in which all 10 Rookie Cards will be numbered to 99 or less.)
- Pack #3 will contain five insert cards, including one autographed memorabilia card.
- Pack #4 will contain three autograph cards.
2014 Hot Rookies Football’s autograph lineup includes Hot Rookies Signatures (featuring base, Showcase, Artist’s Proof, Gem Masters and Printing Plate versions numbered from 99 all the way down to one), Rookie Signatures (featuring base, Blue, Red, Purple and Black versions numbered from 99 all the way down to 15) and Inscriptions.
The autograph memorabilia card roster features Franchise Fabrics Signatures and Future Franchise Fabrics Signatures paralleled by Prime (numbered to 25 or less) and Laundry Tag (numbered to 10 or less) variations.
The product’s 330-card base set and 110-card Rookie Card subset will include several levels of parallel collectibility, including Scorecard (#’d to 99), Showcase (#’d to 79), Gold Zone (#’d to 50), Artist’s Proof (#’d to 35), Red Zone (#’d to 20), End Zone (#’d to six), Gem Masters and Printing Plates (both #’d to only one).
Finally, the base insert lineup for 2014 Hot Rookies Football features Franchise (22 cards), Brothers in Arms (32 cards), All Time Franchise Players (six cards) and Air Mail Die-Cuts (10 cards), each paralleled by Gold, Red and Green versions numbered to 50, 20 and five, respectively.
We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2014 Hot Rookies Football in the coming weeks. But today, we invite to dive into one uncut sheet showcasing the stunning Hot Rookies Gem Masters Signatures 1/1 cards. Enjoy.