Panini has shared early info on their sophomore football release – 2018 Panini Illusions Football. A pleasant surprise among the new releases last season, Illusions combines the theme of 1990s/2000s design with current card technology. This combination proved to be a hit with collectors and fans alike last year and we are excited to see what’s in store come October!
The base set is one of the unique feature found in Illusions showcasing a current player as well as a former player from the same team. There are 7 parallels to collect under the Trophy Collection tagline – Gold (#/499), Blue (#/249), Red (#/199), Green (#/199), Pink (#/75), Black (#/25), and Purple 1 of 1s!
The heart of the product is, of course, rookie autograph cards and there are a few different subsets to chase them in: First Impressions Memorabilia Autographs (#/499 or less), Rookie Signs (#/150 or less), Rookie Endorsements (#/150 or less). Adding in a second player is Rookie Dual Signs and Rookie Reflection Dual Patch Autographs (#/50 or less) featuring 2 autos and 2 prime pieces of memorabilia from first-year players! Current stars can be found in Veteran Signs (#/150 or less) and Elusive Ink as well as Mirror Dual Signatures (#/25 or less) showcasing multiple players.
Memorabilia cards of the 2018 NFL Draft Class can be found in First Impressions Memorabilia, Rookie Idols Dual Memorabilia, and Rookie Reflection Dual Patch. Veterans have Spotlight Memorabilia, along with the very cool Legacies Dual and Triple Memorabilia which highlight players from the same team (think past, present, future stars for example).
Each box of Illusions will also include a box topper pack which contain some rare autograph cards such as Illusionists Autographs (#/99 or less), Living Legends Autographs (#/99 or less) and Mystique Autographs (#/99 or less). Collectors can also find Rookie Endorsements auto variations in the pack. once again include a one-card bonus Exquisite pack featuring rookie autos & memorabilia, 2003/04 retro designed cards, veteran memorabilia, and more! 2018 Panini Illusions Football is set for release on October 3rd with 10 packs per box (5 cards per pack). Lock in your presell price today! Boxes and cases are now up on our website!