2018 Panini Absolute Football Base / Inserts
The Absolute base set offers 100 veterans and 50 rookies in the main lineup. These cards add Spectrum parallels in Red (#/100), Orange (#/65), Green (#/25) and Purple (#/5).
Extending the base numbering to 190, the Rookie Premiere Material Autograph cards average one per Hobby box. The RC subset offers multiple relic iterations for the first-year players, including Triple, Quad (#/25) and Five (#/5) swatch versions. Each has numbered Spectrum parallels, as well.
Averaging one per box, Absolute inserts come in several themes. Introductions brings top NFL rookies and the all-new 1-2 Punch highlights top combos on a multi-player card.
2018 Panini Absolute Football Autographs
The 2018 Panini Absolute Football checklist also promises quite a bit more in the autograph department. The popular Tools of the Trade insert has Double and Triple autographs in base form, numbered 50 or less, as well as Prime (#/25 or less) and Platinum (1/1) editions.
Iconic Ink is another insert line with some legs. The full roster expands to showcase Single, Duals, Triples and Quads, with all multi-player cards numbered to 99. And there are one-of-one Platinum parallels.
2018 Panini Absolute Football Memorabilia
Every 2018 Panini Absolute Football box should also have a pair of memorabilia cards. Head to Toe (#/99 or less) combines a helmet relic and shoe relic for one player. However, the most visually impressive option might be Jumbo NFL Shields, which displays an oversized football piece. Both of these sets have one-of-one Platinum parallels.
Tools of the Trade also has a memorabilia-only component that is more extensive than the signed portion. This includes Double (#/99 or less), Triple (#/75 or less), Quad (#/60 or less), and Five (#/60 or less). Prime cards for each option are numbered to 49 or less and collectors can find a wide variety of gear used.
Looking back at the history of the NFL, 2018 Panini Absolute Football features relics from Hall of Fame talent in Canton Absolutes (#/199 or less) and Canton Absolutes Prime(#/49 or less).
Release Date: 09/07/2018
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 3 packs per box, 10 boxes per case
2018 Panini Absolute Football Hobby Box Break Average
- 1 Rookie Premiere Material Auto and 2 Additional Autographs
- 2 Memorabilia Cards
- 1 Insert
- 2 Parallels
- 6 Base Cards and 1 Rookie Card