Beckett Football

2021 Panini Absolute

Historic Duals Autographs make their debut; Case hit “Explosive” does, too.


2021 Panini Absolute Football provides collectors with a lot of familiar elements connected to the brand.

It’s adding some new ones as well, including one that’s Explosive.

e hits-heavy release has five total autographs and memorabili­a cards per hobby box. ree are autographs including at least one of the line’s cornerston­e Rookie Premiere Materials Autographs.

e 2021 Absolute base set has

200 total cards split evenly between veterans and rookies.

Spectrum-themed parallels land two per hobby box. ese include

Red (/100), Orange (/75), Blue (/50), Gold (/10) and Black (1/1).

Of the product’s hits, Rookie Premiere Material Autographs are among the most recognizab­le. Not only do these have several swatches and memorabili­a pieces, they come from different types of gear. Rookie Premier Material Jumbo Autographs are the exception. ey have just one relic but it’s oversized. One-of-one NFL Shields are among the parallels for these.

Historic Duals makes it debut in the set. ese autographs have signatures from two teammates. Parallels for these come in Gold (/10 or less), Holo Silver (/5 or less) and Platinum (1/1).

Each 2021 Absolute Football hobby box has one insert that isn’t signed or featuring memorabili­a.

Leading the way is Kaboom!, one of the most popular chase sets in the entire hobby. Once again a tough pull, these bring back the player illustrati­ons and patterned foil stock.

Explosive is a new SSP insert that’s only available in hobby packs.

According to Panini, Kaboom! and Explosive combine to fall one per case. Both have Gold (/10) and Green (1/1) parallels as well.

Other inserts include Red Zone and the debuting By Storm, which spotlights rookies ready to take the NFL by storm. ese chase sets have a parallel lineup that’s similar to the base set with Red (/100), Orange (/75), Blue (/50), Green (/25), Purple (/5) and Black (1/1) versions.

Star Gazing and Unsung Heroes are other inserts on the checklist.

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