2018 Select Football brings back the shine and multi-tier structure the modern interpretation of the brand is known for. Plentiful colors, patterns, inserts, autographs and memorabilia cards are also part of the expansive checklist.
Hobby boxes comes with a lot of variety. For those chasing hits, there’s an autograph and two memorabilia cards. For those who like the color of Prizms, each 2018 Select Football hobby box has 14 parallels, at least five of which are numbered.
2018 Select Football Base Set Basics
2018 Select Football has a 300-card base set. Like recent years, it’s not exactly straightforward, though. It comes with three distinct levels, each of which comes with a slightly different design. Quantities of each level also varies. While Prizm colors are similar, there are some differences between each tier.
Concourse are the most common with 30 per box. The Prizm lineup for these include Silver, Tri-Color (/199), Blue (/175), Maroon (/99), new White (/75), Orange (/49), Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1).
Premier Level base cards are the middle tier. Collectors can expect to find ten cards per box. Parallels for these start with Silver and Tri-Color (/199). Remaining Field Level Prizms are all die-cut: Zebra (one per case), Light Blue (/99), Purple (/75), Neon Green (/49), Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), and Black (1/1).
The toughest of the base cards are Field Level cards, with just two per box. The Prizms mix for these include: Silver, Tri-Color (/99), Copper (/75), Red (/49), Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Neon Orange Pulsar (/9), Green (/5) and Black (1/1).
New Zebra Prizms are available for all three tiers. Although not numbered, these are extremely tough, combining to land as a case hit. So if you break down the math, you’re looking at 1:300 cases to find any individual Zebra Prizm.
Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Inserts
The color of the base set carries over to the inserts and hits in 2018 Select Football. Signatures and Rookie Signatures all have 199 copies or less and have Prizm backdrops. Prizms parallels can be found in Maroon (/75 or less), Light Blue (/49 or less), Tie-Dye (/25 or less), Gold (/10 or less), Gold Die-Cut (/10), Green (/5), Green Die-Cut (/5), Black (1/1) and Black Die-Cut (1/1).
Rookie Signature Memorabilia (/199 or less) bring a swatch to the mix. The color mix for these include Blue (/75 or less), Purple (/49 or less), Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1).
Jumbo Rookie Signature Swatches (/99 or less) come with larger memorabilia pieces. The Prizm rainbow for these rounds out with White (/75 or less), Copper (/49 or less), Tie-Dye (/25 or less), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1).
Other places to find autographs in 2018 Select Football include Prime Selections Signatures and Signature Memorabilia.
On the strictly memorabilia side are Sparks and Select Swatches. Parallels for these not only include colors but some scarce patches including nameplates, logos, tags and NFL Shields.
Not all inserts in 2018 Select Football are hits. Regular chase themes include Rookie Selections, Snapshots, Sensations and Phenomenon. These all have Silver Prizm, Tie-Dye Prizm (/25), Gold Prizm (/10), Green Prizm (/5) and Black Prizm (1/1) versions.
2019 Draft XRC Redemptions
2018 Select Football brings back XRC redemptions. These are good for players taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Combining to land three per case (1:4 boxes), these have a full rainbow of versions like the rest of the release: Prizm, Tie-Dye Prizm (/25), Gold Prizm (/10), and Black Prizm (1/1).
XRC Autograph Redemptions are also randomly inserted. Parallel levels and quantities match the unsigned versions.
2018 Select Football cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 12
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 300 cards
Release date: February 20, 2019
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs – 2
- Memorabilia Cards – 1
- Prizms – 14
- Concourse Base – 30
- Premier Level Base – 10
- Field Level Base – 2