2021 PANINI CONTENDERS BASEBALL
Tickets, Tickets and more Tickets
It’s ticket time once again in 2021 Panini Contenders Baseball. The checklist draws heavily from both the season’s rookie class and draft. Optic also makes an appearance along with lots of inserts.
Hobby boxes have six autographs, which averages out to one per pack.
No matter the sport, ticket autographs are a cornerstone for virtually every Contenders set. It’s no different here.
These start with Rookie Ticket Autographs. In addition to the base versions, these come with parallels like Cracked Ice Ticket and Diamond Ticket. Cards also have a couple of different variations.
Going back to the brand’s past, 1998 and 2000 Retro Rookie Ticket Autographs draw their design inspiration from a couple of iconic football sets.
The autographs don’t end there. Players taken in the 2021 MLB Draft and other prospects working their way through the minors like Bobby Witt Jr. and Jasson Dominguez have separate sets of signatures.
Veterans are found in the Season Ticket base set. These also get the Optic treatment, giving them a chromium spin. Optic cards and their parallels work out to average three per pack.
Insert sets like Ticket to Stardom and Winning Tickets continue with the central theme. There’s also Legendary Contenders, which has past greats. There’s also Gold Rush, a tough set falling under the Optic banner.