2021 Panini Prizm Football (Release Dates & Set Previews)

2021 Panini Prizm Football

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If you’re as excited as us about what the 2021 Panini Prizm Football collection has to offer, you’re likely counting the days until we begin to see the first boxes arrive at the hobby shops and retailers. Fortunately, that time of year is quickly approaching! As you know, Panini isn’t in the habit of throwing all of their collections out at once so we’ll see the sets arrive throughout 2021 with many of the big flagship boxes coming later this summer. However, there are some collegiate sets that have finally arrived and make for great ways to satisfy that hunger that’s been building up over the long winter months. Here’s what we can expect from Panini Prizm in 2021!



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2021 Panini Prizm Football Release Date

Finally, an update! Panini has announced that we can now expect the ever coveted Prizm collection to start hitting the shelves in April 2022. And frankly, it’s ABOUT TIME. Not that we don’t understand the delay but it’s hard to stay patient when it comes to waiting on the best football card box of the year. As far as the configuration goes, expect the set to maintain the Panini Prizm Football tradition of offering the game’s top players and exciting rookies with an abundance of Prizms, inserts, and autographs with a base set of somewhere around 300 cards.

Oh by the way, Panini has also offered a preview of what this year’s collection is offering in terms of style. Keep reading!


Release Date: April 2022



2021 Panini Prizm Football Card Preview 

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As you can see by the Lawrence rookie card above, Prizm is living up to it’s tradition brining both style and sophistication. As far the as the autograph format goes, you’ll see some from the Rookie Patch series like shown here in addition to autographed Prizms and base cards. Be on the lookout for the 1/1 Black Finite Prizm!!

Obviously, autographs are rare so you may be more concerned with what all the OTHER cards will look like. We’re pleased to share that this year’s set has a bold and sleek look that doesn’t distract from the main focus. THE PLAYER. So expect bold colors that compliment that of the player’s team with less crazy designs as in years past.


New Insert in 2021 Panini Prizm Football

While it may seem something more up the alley of our YuGiOh readers, MANGA has now officially entered the realm of football cards. Not that we’re griping. Frankly, it should’ve happened sooner. What’s not to like about the purely explosive animation style the world renown Japanese animation stile brings to the table. Take the Brady card preview above, for example. Tom is featured as the larger than life character that he truly is with 7 Super Bowl rings on his fingers. In fact, they almost seem to be jumping off the card and straight into you’re living room. Or office. Or wherever you happen to be viewing from your computer or cell phone. Anyways, if he get’s that 8th ring hopefully we’ll see another one added.


Will the 2021 Panini Prizm Football collection bring back the coveted Color Blast SSP?

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YES! One of the most iconic super short print cards around, the Color Blast is back for 2022. And when we say super short print, we mean it! For instance, if you’re hoping to come across one of these by ripping into hobby boxes you’ll have your work cut out for you. How much so? Let’s just say that one of these only show up in one out of every 10 CASES so you may want to consider buying one directly instead of chasing that pie in the sky fantasy.


Will this collection be as good as the 2020 collection?

That depends on what you’re looking for. However, if high value cards matter then the 2021 collection will have a LONG way to go to catch Prizm Football 2020. To explain why, let’s just take a look at the most important feature of every collection. The rookies. In 2020 we saw two of the most promising young QBs in NFL history make their debuts. The results? One of them won Rookie of the Year while the other went on to play in the Super Bowl in year his second season. Quite the difference between the underwhelming performance of many of the so called elite rookie QBs in the 2021 class. However, that gap may quickly narrow if the other big names of the 2021 rookie class can start playing like Mac Jones, Jamarr Chase, and Micah Parsons in 2022.

2021 Panini Prizm Football Draft Hobby Box


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Prizm Draft and that sweet Trevor Lawrence Color Blast insert shown above are finally here. Now all you have to decide is whether to buy a few packs, a whole hobby box, an individual card, or a box break! At any rate, this collection gets the party started and boy are we ready. In addition to the insert shown here, expect a wide array of Prizms and autographs along with a base set that features all of the big names from the 2021 NFL Draft.


What to Expect in a Hobby Box:

Each box includes 8 packs of cards with 5 cards per pack. Not enough action for ya? Consider draining your bankroll on an entire case to receive a mind-blowing 16 boxes. Either way, in each box you should receive at least 5 autographs and 5 Silver Prizms. Oh, and by the way, you’ll also get at least one of the Color Blast inserts. Here’s to your case hit being the Trevor Lawrence card we talked about earlier (that thing is going to be worth some BIG TIME money).


2021 Panini Prizm Football Draft Top Pick: Trevor Lawrence Orange Pulsar


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This card is an absolute gem that should be on the radar of all serious collectors. And by serious, we mean serious about making a good-sized investment. Sure it’ll cost you quite a bit but just imagine the profit potential if Lawrence makes good on the rookie of the year predictions. There are only 49 in existence and it comes with Lawrence’s autograph and a PULSATING orange background. Easy to see why this commands the big bucks.



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2021 Score Football (View eBay Listings)

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While not as anticipated as the two sets we’ve listed prior, Score is a name that goes way back when it comes to football cards. Don’t believe us? Just check out some of the most valuable football cards of the 1980s and you’ll see Score making a huge impact. Anyways, this year’s set is now available and serves as a modest way to get the football card season started. It is the first licensed NFL release of the year after all. So if you’re not willing to part with the kind of cash it’ll take to buy a hobby box of Panini Prizm Football Draft, consider picking up a box of Score instead.


What to expect in a Hobby Box:

In each box, you receive 10 packs with a whopping 40 cards per pack. Additionally, you can expect to find 4 autographed cards, 90 rookies, 10 parallels, and a sweet Tom Brady Tribute card in each box. Oh, and don’t forget about those inserts like Breakthrough, Hot Rookies, NFL Draft, All-Hands Team, and Fantasy Stars and Celebrations.


2021 Panini Gold Standard (View eBay Listings)

2021 Panini Gold Standard Football has finally hit the shelves and as you can see by the card above, the rookies are featured in their NFL uniforms! There are plenty of great options in this set including cards that come with both game material and autographs.


What to expect in a Hobby Box:

This is a high end collection with pretty much all killer and no filler. Therefore, you’re going to have to pay a steep price for a hobby box that only includes 7 cards. However, it may be worth it as you’ll get a whopping 5 autographed or memorabilia cards in each box!


2021 Panini Certified (View eBay Listings)

The 2021 Panini Certified Football collection is now available for purchase and just like the Gold Standard collection it features rookies in their brand new uniforms. One of the main highlights of this set is the classic Freshman Fabric line that includes game worn material from the game’s top newcomers.


What to expect in a Hobby Box:

In total you’ll receive 50 cards spread out between 10 packs. Expect to find 1 Freshman Fabrics, 1 additional autograph (besides the Freshman Fabrics), 2 memorabilia cards, 10 inserts, and 2 rookies or rookie parallels.


Stay Tuned for More 2021 Panini Prizm Football News

That’s what we know so far. We’ll be sure to update this with some of the best cards from the 2021 Panini Prizm Football collection once they. Additionally, we’ll go ahead and post some of the biggest pulls cards from the box breaks that are about to start taking place soon after those red hot boxes begin hitting the shelves.





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