This is a collision of foil with acetate! The 2021 Panini Illusions Football collectable cards are exceptionally designed and perfectly made. Instead of making all the cards with traditional foil like material, Panini took a leap of faith towards differentiation. The inserts in the 2021 Illusions Football have a plastic shinny look with a premium feel of acetate.
The 2021 Panini Illusions Football is however keeping itself as a traditional maker of football cards designer. They have focused on National Football League’s present stars who are thriving in their career. Then there are rookie cards, motivating the upcoming rising stars. And finally paying homage to the former players who changed the football world.
Inside the Box
Released on December 24, 2021, the Panini Illusions Football hobby box has 142 cards in total. There are 16 boxes in each case along with 10 packs available inside every box. The NFL fans will find 5 cards in every pack.
There are a total of 5 hits that lures the fans to Panini Illusions Football hobby box. Among the 5, there are 3 autographs and 2 memorabilia cards. NFL enthusiasts can also get their hands on 10 inserts of acetate with 5 exclusive parallels.
Key players who are part of 2021 Panini Illusions Football are Tom Brady, Zach Wilson, Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, DK Metcalf, Patrick Mahomes II, Travis Etienne, Heath Miller, Pat Freiermuth, Tony Gonzalez, Jonathan Taylor, and many more.
Base and Inserts in 2021 Panini Illusions Football
The dual image cards are finally back in the 2021 Panini Illusions Football. These dual images are available in the base cards which are 100 in total. These cards are a mix of rookies, stars, and veterans.
In the parallels, the Trophy Collection is also back. What makes these cards more valuable is their uniqueness. The Trophy Collection card honors an existing player alongside a former player who has been retired. These parallels apply to Wild Card (/25), Super Bowl (1/1), Division (/10), and Conference (/5).
The acetate inserts are also worth mentioning including Shining Stars, King of Cards, Clear Shots, and Illusionists. There is HoloHeroes also available that features different player images together using hologram technology.
Autographs and Memorabilia Cards in the Hobby Box
This is the point where 2021 Panini Illusions Football turns into Rookie. The First Impressions returns this year as well with Rookie Autographs and Memorabilia.
First Impressions Autograph Memorabilia line offers a prime relic swatch along with a super-prime relic. You can find the first year’s duos as well with the Rookie Reflections Dual Patch Autographs. Fans can also find Rookie Endorsements cards as well in the hobby box. In the Panini Illusions Football collectable cards set, you can also get a Limelight Signatures card which features notable NFL stars.
There are two pieces of memorabilia in each hobby box. You can find dual player relics which include Déjà Vu and Rookie Idol Memorabilia. These cards come with a pair of swatches, making them more interesting.