2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football – “Ok”

55E2E857-63B2-4BFE-805E-213B34D72CF3I was at Target and decided to try a 2019 Contenders Draft Picks blaster.  Hard to resist the two autos lol.  Also I got a blaster a few years ago and really liked the vets and rookies in their college uni, so I thought I would give it another shot.

After seeing the same images over and over in the various football releases, it’s fun to see veterans in their college uniforms.  The base cards have a no frills old school look, nice, clean, and boring all at the same time.  The exception would be the inserts which have some cool designs.

As usual, with so many autos from guys who might not even be drafted, the autos are a crapshoot.  I never heard of Ty Johnson or Marvell Tell III, but both guys were drafted so we’ll see what happens.  At least the base landscape auto cards look nice. 🙂

I got Seahawks star Russell Wilson but didn’t pull any Cal Bears or Washington Huskies.  However, I did pick up a Patrick Laird auto (former Cal RB and undrafted free agent picked up by the Dolphins) for $3.29 including shipping and tax.  Will look for more via trade and on “the open market”.


One of the factors when I rate a release is whether I would buy it again.  In this case, I’d say probably not.  The cards are a little lackluster in my personal opinion, and I think I would (and will) buy singles for players from my teams  (the Seahawks, UW, and Cal) rather than another box.  Overall I’d say this product is “ok” and give it 2.5 out of 5 stars.



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