2021 Panini Legacy Football Preview

The NFL Draft and minicamps are still ahead and training camp is still four months away but previews of some of next season’s early football card products are starting to trickle out.  Among them:  2021 Panini Legacy Football, due to arrive May 26.

Boxes of Legacy will carry 16 packs of eight cards.  Each box will deliver two autographs, at least four numbered parallels, four opti-chrome cards (plus two mini versions), two inserts and 32 rookie cards. 

The base set checklist will carry 200 cards–100 veterans, 60 rookies and 40 former stars.  Parallels for the base, rookies and legends will include:

Red #’d/299
Orange #’d/199
Yellow #’d/150
Green #’d/100
Blue #’d/50
Indigo #’d/25
Violet #’d/10
Black 1/1

Rookies Premium Edition parallels will include Silver as well as:

Rookies Premium Edition Bronze #’d/100
Rookies Premium Edition Ruby #’d/50
Rookies Premium Edition Sapphire #’d/35
Rookies Premium Edition Yellow Diamond #’d/25
Rookies Premium Edition Diamond #’d/10

Rookie card variations will exist as well.

Base and Legends Autographs will be max numbered to 299 with these parallels in the works:
Base Red Autographs Max #’d/100
Base Yellow Autographs Max #’d/50
Base Blue Autographs Max #’d/25
Base Violet Autographs Max #’d/10
Base Black Autographs 1/1

New this year are Decade of Dominance inserts, which will highlight players who had–or are having–a lengthy run of success and Generations, which highlight players from the same family. Parallels for each will include:

Green #’d/100
Blue #’d/50
Indigo #’d/25
Violet #’d/10
Black 1/1

Under the Lights features current stars. Parallels and autographs there include: 

Under the Lights Silver
Under the Lights Bronze #’d/100
Under the Lights Ruby #’d/50
Under the Lights Sapphire #’d/35
Under the Lights Yellow Diamond #’d/25
Under the Lights Diamond #’d/10
Under the Lights Platinum One-of-One
Under the Lights Silver Autographs
Under the Lights Bronze Autographs Max #’d/100
Under the Lights Ruby Autographs Max #’d/50
Under the Lights Sapphire Autographs Max #’d/35
Under the Lights Yellow Diamond Autographs Max #’d/25
Under the Lights Diamond Autographs Max #’d/10
Under the Lights Platinum Autographs 1/1

The Dare to Tear cards return as case hits and are numbered to 50 with new Amethyst, Onyx, and Gold Vinyl mini parallels, all numbered to 10 or less.  

Futures Patch Autographs and Dual Patch Autographs feature rookies with a single or double patch.

Parallels include:

Futures Patch Autographs Silver Max #’d/399
Futures Patch Autographs Ruby Max #’d/100
Futures Patch Autographs Sapphire Max #’d/25
Futures Patch Autographs Yellow Diamond Max #’d/10
Futures Patch Autographs Diamond Max #’d/5
Futures Patch Autographs Platinum 1/1 

Futures Dual Patch Autographs Silver Max #’d/299
Futures Dual Patch Autographs Ruby Max #’d/100
Futures Dual Patch Autographs Sapphire Max #’d/25
Futures Dual Patch Autographs Yellow Diamond Max #’d/10
Futures Dual Patch Autographs Diamond #’d/5
Futures Dual Patch Autographs Platinum 1/1

Futures Ink Combos pair two 2021 draft picks who share a connection.

Parallels include:

Futures Ink Combos Silver Max #’d/100
Futures ink Combos Ruby Max #’d/50
Futures Ink Combos Sapphire Max #’d/25
Futures Ink Combos Yellow Diamond Max #’d/10
Futures Ink Combos Diamond Max #’d/5
Futures Ink Combos Platinum One-of-One

Legacy Patch Autographs focus on some of the greats of the game, with a patch of material and a signature. 

Parallels on the checklist here will be:

Legacy Patch Autographs Silver Max #’d/100
Legacy Patch Autographs Ruby Max #’d/50
Legacy Patch Autographs Sapphire Max #’d/25
Legacy Patch Autographs Yellow Diamond Max #’d/10
Legacy Patch Autographs Diamond Max #’d/5
Legacy Patch Autographs Platinum 1/1

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he’s usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected]

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