Speculating the 2012 Playoff Contenders Football Set

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This years release of Contenders Football marks the 20th anniversary of the set. Over the last 20 years, this set has included some of the most iconic rookie cards in the hobby, with each year passing the cards becoming more desirable and collectible.

With the rookie crop that we have had in 2012 mixed with the milestone set for Contenders, we think that this is going to be a very hot product.

The set is going to consist of 100 base cards, and 100 Rookie Ticket Autographs. 35 of those Rookie Ticket Autographs will be players who attended this years Rookie Photo Shoot. Each box will contain at least 5 autographs, with two of them being on-card RPS Rookie Ticket Autographs. I am guessing that players to be included in the on-card RPS Rookie Tickets will be:

Without a doubt, I am sure that Panini will include some type of gimmick in the set for either short print rookie tickets or alternative photo rookie ticket autographs, much like they have done in the past.

Contenders is set to release on January 23, 2013.