On the Radar: 2017 Panini Impeccable Football

I do not like most of what Panini puts out. Its shitty looking with a bunch of foil and stupid looking photos like 90% of the time. I loved 2016 Impeccable, so, so much. I might even say its the best set the modern Panini team has ever made. Sleek design, great looking action photos, all the things that Panini rarely does well. To see that it is coming back for another year, I am beyond excited.

Check out these beauties from last year:

2016 Panini Impeccable Dak Prescott Dual Patch Auto

2016 Panini Impeccable Ben Roethlisberger Patch Auto

2016 Panini Impeccable Adrian Peterson Auto 2/2

2016 Panini Impeccable Andrew Luck Numbers Auto /12

Panini rarely takes an approach that is understated yet beautiful. Its what Topps had mastered, and Upper Deck before them. Where Panini had often failed, Impeccable has delivered and then some. I love the black and white focused background, with a drive to deliver cards that remind us of the luxury price that is attached to this product.

For a long, long time, Panini rarely put out anything on card. They used every trick in the book to avoid getting players signed on card, whether it was scraps of signed construction paper, or even manupatches. With Impeccable being hard signed almost 100%, it adds a level of allure to the cards that isnt there for junk like Pantheon or Majestic. Both cost a shit ton of money, both are performing horrendously for a reason. Impeccable is different, even though stickers are still present.

I hope we get more of this stuff for years to come. Its that good looking, on the level I usually expect from everyone but them. Not much has changed since 2016, and that is a very good thing.

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