Sunday, January 10, 2016

Two Jumbo Packs of 2015 Panini Prestige Football

My wife got me some retail jumbo packs of 2015 Panini Prestige football as part of my Christmas haul. As good luck for the Bengals in their playoff game against the Steelers last night, I decided to crack into them. The Bengals had the lead with roughly 90 seconds left, however a lot of selfishness, cockiness, and general buffoonery ensued as the defense melted down and handed the game to the Steelers on a silver platter.

Let's not dwell on the negatives though ... we've got cards to look at! Two packs at 40 cards per pack with four green extra points parallels per pack and a mere $10 was spent on these. Let's dive in.

The highlights from the first pack:

Got eight cards here I'll keep of some top line quarterbacks and good wide receivers and running backs. The design on these is really clean with the full logo on the bottom and the names in silver.

Each pack has four rookies at the end of it. I'll be honest, I'm not familiar with any of these guys but wanted to show these as an example of what's included in each pack.

As promised, the four Extra Points parallel cards included in each pack. It appears to be two rookies and two veterans included in the parallels. We'll see if that holds up in the next pack.

A few extra cards I pulled out. There's an insert in every pack so the Gurley represents that. Also, I have to show off the lone Bengal from the pack.

That was pack one. How about pack two?

I have to start off the second pack with this:

This Marcus Mariota was the best pull of either pack. It appears to be some sort of silver foil insert but all I know is is that it's a really cool card of the second overall pick in the draft.

Some of the top guys I pulled in pack two. These are all going in my football binder.

Hey, double the Bengals in this pack! The Dalton is a really nice shot of him. It's too bad that he went down with a thumb injury this year but A.J. McCarron played pretty well in his place.

Again, the rookies from the pack. The only one I've heard of from this group is Duke Johnson, mainly because I'm a regular reader of Dawg Day Cards, the fine Cleveland Browns blog run by Angus.

Finally, the parallel cards from pack two. I know Petty and Garcon but the other two not sure of.

I've got the Falcons, Browns, and Broncos cards already earmarked for trade packages. Opening some football is something I don't really do often, especially because I'm really only into Bengals cards, but a little variety never hurt anyone.


  1. Cool! I need both rookies that you've shown. Thanks!

  2. I don't collect football but these are nice cards!