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2018 Panini Playbook Football is making a return ater taking a year of. And this time, it comes with some changes.

As the name implies, book cards remain a big focus. But there have been some changes, both in the cards themselves and how they’re being distributed.

The hobby edition of 2018 Panini Playbook Football brings a lot of the high-end sizzle. However, there’s also a retail component that compliments hobby to tell the entire Playbook story.

2018 Panini Playbook Football hobby boxes are only hits. hey come with four cards, one of which is guaranteed to be a booklet. Retails adds the base portion along with parallels, inserts and some additional autographs and memorabilia.



The bulk of these book cards fall under the Rookie Playbook Jersey Autographs banner, which land three out of four boxes. Besides opening up to reveal a jumbo swatch, there’s also an on-card signature. his is the first time these booklets have come hard-signed since 2012. Ensuing years used things like trapped acetate but for 2018 the signatures are done directly on the card.

Base versions are limited to 125 copies or less. Parallels with multiple copies include Gold (/99 or less), Platinum (/49 or less), Green (/25 or less), Red (/10), and Gloves (/5). Separate one-of-ones are available in Laundry Tag and NflShield as well as four different Printing Plates (Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow).


Playbook Material Autographs book cards (/49 and under) highlight veterans and retired players with three swatches and a signature. Signers include Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Ray Lewis.

As for parallels, there are Green (/25 or less), Red (/10 or less), Printing Plates (1/1), NflShield Black (1/1) and Nike Swoosh Black (1/1).

Vault Tri Fold Jersey Auto booklets (/25 or less) are new to 2018 Panini Playbook Football. These use acetate for a backdrop to showcase eight pieces of memorabilia and an autograph across what’s essentially three connected cards. Gold (/10 or less) and Premium (1/1) are the only parallels.

Nexus is another series of book cards that open up to three panels, all with jumbo pieces. Base versions have no more than 25 copies each while parallels land in Gold (/10 and under) and Premium (1/1).

Front 4 Signatures (/25 or less) have autographs and memorabilia from four teammates. Prime (/10 or less) and Tag (1/1) are the lone parallels for these.

Game of Inches returns. In Playbook’s relatively short history, this is one of its hallmarks. he cards use a die-cut action shot spread across both parts of the horizontal booklet to showcase a couple of big memorabilia pieces. his time, the cards are done with acetate as well. Regular Game of Inches cards have print runs of 25 or less.

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