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2023 Panini Limited Football: Heavy On Autos But Is It Heavy On Quality?

panini limited 2023 football

Panini Limited stays true to its name, delivering just 15 cards per $375 hobby box. 

But without the autographs of most of the rookies that matter, is this autograph-driving product worth investing in? Read our full assessment below

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An introduction to 2023 Panini Limited Football

Donruss is releasing on March 20th at $375 dollars. Each box contains 5 packs of 3 cards, with 2 autographs (1 of which is an RPA), 1 memorabilia card, 1 base parallel, and 1 2004 Limited Tribute or Exposure insert. 

Here are the cards you can expect to unwrap if you open a box.

Unpacking 2023 Donruss Football Set 

The 2023 edition of Panini Limited Football brings forth a diverse range of content, showcasing classic designs alongside autographs and memorabilia offerings.

Within its 244-card base set, collectors will find a mix of veterans and rookies, including Rookie Patch Autographs, Rookie Patch Autographs Jumbo, and Rookie Autographs, each accompanied by various parallels. 

Additionally, the familiar Limited Gamers insert presents game-worn memorabilia with detailed information on the date and game it was worn. Furthermore, collectors can anticipate an assortment of booklet inclusions, including Draft Day Signatures, Limited Rookie, Quad Signatures, and others, adding depth to the collection.

Again, though, note that there won’t be autographs of Bryce Young or, most notably, CJ Stroud. …Or Will Levis. Without those big names, the autograph checklists lose their luster. 

Parallels and inserts

The parallels are “Spotlight” themed, with several different colors and tiers of scarcity. If you’re looking for autograph cards, sets included Limited Membership and Ring of Honor. 

Limited also insists on bringing an array of booklet cards to fill the Limited library. These cards, which are tough to display, ship or sell, include Draft Day Signatures, Partnership Duals, Quad Signatures and Limited Rookies.

Limited Gamers include game-used swatches, something that’s getting increasingly harder to find. 

Should you invest in Limited Football?

Is the 2023 Limited Football release worth the dice roll? If so, how should you approach it?

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Investing in a sealed box of Panini Limited Football

Is it a good hold as a sealed product? Considering a $375 release day price, let’s look at how 2023 Limited football stacks up to years prior.

Here’s the value of the last few years based on recent sales (as of 3/19/2024)

  • 2023: $375
  • 2022: $285
  • 2021: $260
  • 2020: $475
  • 2019: $260
  • 2018: $570

The story here is the same as usual, basically: the rookie class can dramatically swing the price of a box, and we have quite a track record of previous releases to back this up. 

If you were to have bought any of the boxes above at the $375 release day price of 2023 Limited, only 2020 (Herbert, Burrow, Hurts, Jefferson, Tua, etc) and 2018 (Josh Allen and Lamar) would have been years that were worth the investment.

Even 2018 (Josh Allen and Lamar) would have not been profitable enough to make it a good investment. 

So, for that reason alone, I’d warn against investing in this one as a long-term hold. Of course, the sports card market could rise as a whole again, but from the numbers above I don’t think we’re seeing enough from the 2023 class (without Stroud, at that) to think they’ll be better than the 2020 class, and that’s what it would take to make this a good investment.

Investing in singles

If you’re looking to invest in singles, the best cards would be an RPA of your favorite rookie that appears on the auto checklist. 

For the non-auto Stroud and Young rookies, I’d advice passing: it would be much better to invest in rookies of those players from other top brands like Prizm, Optic, Select, and more. Those will age better than Limited rookie inserts. 

Bottom line: Should you rip, hold or pass on 2023-24 Panini Limited Football?

Donruss Football is a quick rip that leaves you with a lot to lose, and it won’t be a great long-term hold. What do you think of this product? What will it be worth in 5 years? Let us know on Twitter @card_lines.

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Full 2023 Panini Limited Football Checklist

Panini Limited Football 2023

wdt_ID Set Player Team Position Card Number Number of cards
1 1997 Limited Exposure Patrick Mahomes II Kansas City Chiefs QB 1
2 1997 Limited Exposure Joe Burrow Cincinnati Bengals QB 2
3 1997 Limited Exposure Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles QB 3
4 1997 Limited Exposure Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers QB 4
5 1997 Limited Exposure Jared Goff Detroit Lions QB 5
6 1997 Limited Exposure Brock Purdy San Francisco 49ers QB 6
7 1997 Limited Exposure Kenny Pickett Pittsburgh Steelers QB 7
8 1997 Limited Exposure Josh Allen Buffalo Bills QB 8
9 1997 Limited Exposure Trevor Lawrence Jacksonville Jaguars QB 9
10 1997 Limited Exposure Aaron Rodgers New York Jets QB 10
11 1997 Limited Exposure Tony Pollard Dallas Cowboys RB 11
12 1997 Limited Exposure Nick Chubb Cleveland Browns RB 12
13 1997 Limited Exposure Dalvin Cook New York Jets RB 13
14 1997 Limited Exposure Josh Jacobs Las Vegas Raiders RB 14
15 1997 Limited Exposure CeeDee Lamb Dallas Cowboys WR 15
16 1997 Limited Exposure Ja'Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals WR 16
17 1997 Limited Exposure Justin Jefferson Minnesota Vikings WR 17
18 1997 Limited Exposure Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins WR 18
19 1997 Limited Exposure Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs TE 19
20 1997 Limited Exposure Aidan O'Connell Las Vegas Raiders QB 20
21 1997 Limited Exposure Anthony Richardson Indianapolis Colts QB 21
22 1997 Limited Exposure Bijan Robinson Atlanta Falcons RB 22
23 1997 Limited Exposure Bryce Young Carolina Panthers QB 23
24 1997 Limited Exposure C.J. Stroud Houston Texans QB 24
25 1997 Limited Exposure Cedric Tillman Cleveland Browns WR 25
26 1997 Limited Exposure Chase Brown Cincinnati Bengals RB 26
27 1997 Limited Exposure Dalton Kincaid Buffalo Bills TE 27
28 1997 Limited Exposure Dorian Thompson-Robinson Cleveland Browns QB 28
29 1997 Limited Exposure Hendon Hooker Detroit Lions QB 29
30 1997 Limited Exposure Jahmyr Gibbs Detroit Lions RB 30
31 1997 Limited Exposure Jake Haener New Orleans Saints QB 31
32 1997 Limited Exposure Jalin Hyatt New York Giants WR 32
33 1997 Limited Exposure Jaren Hall Minnesota Vikings QB 33
34 1997 Limited Exposure Jaxon Smith-Njigba Seattle Seahawks WR 34
35 1997 Limited Exposure Jayden Reed Green Bay Packers WR 35
36 1997 Limited Exposure Jonathan Mingo Carolina Panthers WR 36
37 1997 Limited Exposure Jordan Addison Minnesota Vikings WR 37
38 1997 Limited Exposure Kendre Miller New Orleans Saints RB 38
39 1997 Limited Exposure Luke Schoonmaker Dallas Cowboys TE 39
40 1997 Limited Exposure Marvin Mims Denver Broncos WR 40
41 1997 Limited Exposure Michael Mayer Las Vegas Raiders TE 41
42 1997 Limited Exposure Quentin Johnston Los Angeles Chargers WR 42
43 1997 Limited Exposure Rashee Rice Kansas City Chiefs WR 43
44 1997 Limited Exposure Roschon Johnson Chicago Bears RB 44
45 1997 Limited Exposure Stetson Bennett IV Los Angeles Rams QB 45
46 1997 Limited Exposure Tank Bigsby Jacksonville Jaguars RB 46
47 1997 Limited Exposure Tank Dell Houston Texans WR 47
48 1997 Limited Exposure Zach Charbonnet Seattle Seahawks RB 48
49 1997 Limited Exposure Zay Flowers Baltimore Ravens WR 49
50 1997 Limited Exposure Will Levis Tennessee Titans QB 50
51 1997 Limited Exposure Clayton Tune Arizona Cardinals QB 51
52 1997 Limited Exposure Deuce Vaughn Dallas Cowboys RB 52
53 1997 Limited Exposure De'Von Achane Miami Dolphins RB 53
54 1997 Limited Exposure Jalen Carter Philadelphia Eagles DT 54
55 1997 Limited Exposure Sam LaPorta Detroit Lions TE 55
56 1997 Limited Exposure Sean Clifford Green Bay Packers QB 56
57 1997 Limited Exposure Tanner McKee Philadelphia Eagles QB 57
58 1997 Limited Exposure Tre Tucker Las Vegas Raiders WR 58
59 1997 Limited Exposure Tyjae Spears Tennessee Titans RB 59
60 1997 Limited Exposure Will Anderson Jr. Houston Texans DE 60
61 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Patrick Mahomes II Kansas City Chiefs QB 1
62 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Joe Burrow Cincinnati Bengals QB 2
63 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles QB 3
64 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers QB 4
65 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jared Goff Detroit Lions QB 5
66 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Brock Purdy San Francisco 49ers QB 6
67 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Kenny Pickett Pittsburgh Steelers QB 7
68 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Josh Allen Buffalo Bills QB 8
69 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Trevor Lawrence Jacksonville Jaguars QB 9
70 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Aaron Rodgers New York Jets QB 10
71 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Tony Pollard Dallas Cowboys RB 11
72 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Nick Chubb Cleveland Browns RB 12
73 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Dalvin Cook New York Jets RB 13
74 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Josh Jacobs Las Vegas Raiders RB 14
75 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition CeeDee Lamb Dallas Cowboys WR 15
76 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Ja'Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals WR 16
77 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Justin Jefferson Minnesota Vikings WR 17
78 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins WR 18
79 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs TE 19
80 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Aidan O'Connell Las Vegas Raiders QB 20
81 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Anthony Richardson Indianapolis Colts QB 21
82 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Bijan Robinson Atlanta Falcons RB 22
83 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Bryce Young Carolina Panthers QB 23
84 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition C.J. Stroud Houston Texans QB 24
85 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Cedric Tillman Cleveland Browns WR 25
86 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Chase Brown Cincinnati Bengals RB 26
87 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Dalton Kincaid Buffalo Bills TE 27
88 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Dorian Thompson-Robinson Cleveland Browns QB 28
89 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Hendon Hooker Detroit Lions QB 29
90 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jahmyr Gibbs Detroit Lions RB 30
91 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jake Haener New Orleans Saints QB 31
92 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jalin Hyatt New York Giants WR 32
93 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jaren Hall Minnesota Vikings QB 33
94 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jaxon Smith-Njigba Seattle Seahawks WR 34
95 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jayden Reed Green Bay Packers WR 35
96 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jonathan Mingo Carolina Panthers WR 36
97 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Jordan Addison Minnesota Vikings WR 37
98 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Kendre Miller New Orleans Saints RB 38
99 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Luke Schoonmaker Dallas Cowboys TE 39
100 1997 Limited Exposure Limited Edition Marvin Mims Denver Broncos WR 40
Set Player Team Position Card Number Number of cards
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