Panini’s 2016 Select Football was released this past week. This is the return of the Select line that was skipped in 2015. Select Football falls right between Prizm Football and Spectra Football.
I only got into one break of Select Football this year (so far). Even though it is one of my favorite 2014 products, I am just not chasing that much in football right now.
Before I start showing the cards, I would like to thank Chris at Top Shelf Breaks. He surprised me with a box when he was dropping his computer off at my house for some long overdue maintenance.
Starting with the base
The base cards for the set still look similar to the 2014 Select; Metallic background with a gold-ish frame.There are multiple tiers in the set, but I haven’t taken the time to look into that yet. These cards look much better in person, the scans do not do them justice.
All things shiny
I am a sucker for shiny cards. Don’t ask me why– I just am. 2014 Select Football was loaded with colorful shiny parallels and apparently so it this product! Again, these cards look much better in person.
Two autographs and a patch
Each box states you will receive two autographed cards and one jersey card. All three of the hits were on thick card stock. These three cards felt and looked like something you would pull out of Spectra. Very nice.
But wait, there’s more!
This year Panini did something a little different. A draft redemption. Yes, a draft redemption. Each box will contain a redemption a card for the player drafted at a specific position. I managed to pull WR1, which means I get a rookie card of the first wide receiver drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. Not bad.
Again, I would like to thank Chris from Top Shelf Breaks for the box. Go check them out!