PANINI XR FOOTBALL
THE 2021 RELEASE SHOULD BE LIVE AT THANKSGIVING
2021 Panini XR Football is a product that offers a lot of a little. From case hits to one-of-one autographs, quantities of individual cards might be small. However, there is a solid number to go around if you take a helicopter view of the release as a whole.
Hobby boxes have a pair of autographs, a memorabilia card, an insert and four parallels.
e main set in 2021 XR has 200 total cards. Half are active and retired stars. e other half consists entirely of rookies.
Parallels come nine levels. Of those, eight are serial numbered:
• Red – /249
• Blue – /199
• Orange – /99
• White – /75
• Teal – /49
• Gold – /10
• Green – /5
• Black – 1/1
New this year are X parallels. Although not numbered, these are tough with each 14-box case averaging just one such card.
Select Rookies also have autograph versions, which have their own Orange (/49), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.
AUTOGRAPHS, MEMORABILIA CARDS AND OTHER INSERTS
Rookies figure prominently beyond base autographs in the XR’s signature lineup.
Among them is Rookie Triple Swatch Autographs that pair a player’s ink with three pieces of gear.
ese cards go beyond jerseys by mixing in pieces like gloves, hats, helmets and socks.
ese have additional Red (/75), Blue (/49), Orange (/25), White (/15), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black
Rookie Xcellence Autograph Swatches stick with one piece of meat, but it’s a big one. ese have just four parallel tiers: Blue (/49), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1).
Gamers Autographs makes its debut in 2021 Panini XR Football. All swatches on these cards come from game-used memorabilia from veteran
stars. Blue (/25), Gold (/10) and Green (/5) parallels are available along with four different one-ofones: Platinum, Brand Logo, Tag and Team Logo.
As far as memorabilia inserts go, Team Materials has pieces from a pair of teammates. Rookie XL Materials go for the oversized swatch.
Both of these comes with Blue (/49), Orange (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Platinum (1/1) parallels.
Among the other inserts on the checklist, two are making their debut, the rookie-centric Impending Greatness and Vintage Moments.
Impending Greatness has Red (/149), Blue (/99), Orange (/49), White (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.
2021 Panini XR Football is a hobby-exclusive product. It will not be available at retail.