After months of buildup, Panini America is prepared to make hobby history on Wednesday with the long-awaited release of 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football, the company’s first college-only release since signing nearly 400 universities to exclusive agreements earlier this year. As mentioned previously, the historic release is brimming with the compelling qualities that make any Contenders-branded product sing, including a loaded autograph roster, clean, colorful designs, variations, Cracked Ice parallels and so much more.
Following months of anticipation, 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football is ready to hit the field. A packout process that began late last week has completed. Product has been overwrapped, boxed, cased and shipped. Next Wednesday, it will arrive in hobby shops across North America packing a distinctively Contenders feel (including Cracked Ice parallels and autograph variations) a wealth of impact-rich designs, great photography and a loaded autograph roster.
Each hobby box of 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football will deliver at least five autographs, 48 Game Day Tickets, 24 School Colors, 24 Old School Colors and a collectible array of additional inserts from a lineup that includes Collegiate Connections, Class Reunion, Passing Grades and Rush Week.
Each hobby box of 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box) will deliver, on average, six autographs and 48 inserts or parallels. The product will feature autographs from the top players included in the 2015 NFL Draft as well as autographs from several NFL players featured in their college uniforms.