2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Hobby Box Review, Top 10 Cards, & Checklist

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2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Hobby Box

2020 Panini Gold Standard Football is on the lookout for the biggest stars in the NFL, and they’ve certainly got a number of high-profile options to choose from this year. This includes hyped rookies like Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa and more established stars like Tom Brady.

They’ve stuck with the gold theme for this year’s release, so expect to find a range of shiny options if you decide to rip open a pack or two yourself.

Here’s the lowdown about 10 top cards to keep an eye out for in the 2020 Panini Gold Standard set, including how and why they managed to make the list.

Top 10 2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Cards

The release is split between a 100-card base set that covers past and present stars, that has six parallels to be on the lookout for. Another 100 cards are used to highlight the 2020 NFL rookie class.

There are a variety of signed options, such as the Rookies Autographs (/199) set which comes with a signed base version for the first time, and Rose Gold (#/25) and Black (1/1) parallels. 

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It would be nice to see some on-card autos, but collectors generally love gold cards, so it’s clear to see why they’ve gone with such a strong design choice. Prices have also begun to pick up rapidly since release, so there are lots of hits to be on the lookout for if you’re opening a box up for the first time.

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Joe Burrow RC #101 (buy on eBay)

2020 Panini Gold Standard Football joe burrow

Joe Burrow is a QB who currently plays for the Cincinnati Bengals, coming as the first pick overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. A winner of multiple awards in 2019, it’s argued that the season was the greatest ever by a college quarterback, as he broke records on the way to being named as the MVP at the 2020 National Championship Game. 

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Burrow’s rookie cards are some of the hottest on the market at the moment, and he manages to make this list on multiple occasions. The first one is part of the base Rookies Autographs set and is numbered #101. It has an image of the player with a football clasped in one hand, with an elaborate golden background, and a red RC logo.

Parallels: Rose Gold (/25), Black (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Prime Patch Tua Tagovailoa RC #202 (buy on eBay)

2020 Panini Gold Standard Tua Tagovailoa

Next up is Tua Tagovailoa. Another hyped player who made his NFL debut this season, he was the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft. As a college football player, he led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back National Championship Game appearances during 2017 and 2018, winning the former as he was named as the MVP. 

His RCs are popular, so with a base version numbered to just 75 copies, his Rookie Jersey Autographs is another great investment option. The landscape design makes space for an image of the player, along with a stickered signature and a player patch. You’ll also find a serial number on the front, and a trio of rarer parallels.

Parallels: Prime (/49), Premium FOTL (/22), Prime Tag (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Jordan Love RC #275 (buy on eBay)

Jordan Love is another highly rated rookie, with the QB coming in as the 26th overall pick when he signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2020. Love has yet to make his debut, but his RC options are still seeing major interest, even if they don’t match up to the prices seen above as of yet. 

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Another card from the Rookie Jersey Autographs set, this is a triple patch that comes in a deep green to match his jersey. The card has a solid gold background, with a stickered auto signed in green ink at the bottom. A serial numbered rookie card, it’s a great low-budget investment piece.

Parallels: Prime (/49), Premium FOTL (/22), Prime Tag (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Tom Brady #10 (buy on eBay)

2020 Panini Gold Standard Tom Brady

Tom Brady needs no introduction, having played in nine Super Bowls, winning six (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, and LIII), both of which are the most of any player in NFL history.

Despite being at the tail end of his career, his cards are still popular, especially when they’re low serial numbered options such as this one. Part of the vets and legends side of the set, it’s a simple card with a great red and gold finish, and a solid image of Brady in his new Buccaneers uniform. It’s another good entry-level piece from the set and could see values increasing when he eventually retires.

Parallels: Platinum (/75), Rose Gold (/25), Emerald FOTL (/11), Violet (/10), Sapphire (/5), Black (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Clyde Edwards-Helaire RC #111 (buy on eBay)

From the present to a player to look out for in the future, Clyde Edwards-Helaire is another first-round pick in 2020. He was a CFP National Champion in 2019, and the young RB joined the Kansas City Chiefs the season after.

From the Rookies set, Edwards-Helaire’s card features him running with the ball, although the stickered auto has a white background, which doesn’t mesh well with the rest of the design. The Rose Gold parallel is especially popular with collectors, and you’ll find the serial number on the front.

Parallels: Platinum (/75), Rose Gold (/25), Emerald FOTL (/11), Violet (/10), Sapphire (/5), Black (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard CeeDee Lamb RC #285 (buy on eBay)

2020 Panini Gold Standard CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb is another popular rookie who was drafted in 2020, joining the Dallas Cowboys after forgoing his senior year at the University of Oklahoma. He’s seen as the next big thing, and the wide receiver has some of the most interesting cards from the 2020 Panini Gold set.

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From the Rookie Jersey Autographs Triple release, this card has a massive patch, while the auto is filled in gold ink. Lamb is pictured on the left, and there’s a trio of popular parallels that ramp up the price.

Parallels: Prime (/49), Premium FOTL (/22), Prime Tag (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard CeeDee Lamb RC #7 (buy on eBay)

The second Lamb card on the list is from the Golden Debuts subset. Once again, the theme is gold, as it sparkles with a solid background that comes with an understated blue trim. It’s a great looking card, and as with the others, it’s a stickered auto rather than the on-card variety. 

The cheaper of the two Lamb cards we’ve mentioned, it has still seen a lot of interest at auction. It also counts as an RC, and there are a duo of rare parallels to keep an eye out for.

Parallels: Platinum (/22), Black (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Joe Burrow RC #201 (buy on eBay)

Burrow is back again, this time in the card numbered #201. His Rookie Jersey Autographs release has a great landscape design, while the gold background is tempered to make it less shiny than many others from the set. The patch and the auto have seen prices shoot up into the high three-figure range already, giving some indication of just how highly rated Burrow is. 

Parallels: Prime (/49), Premium FOTL (/22), Prime Tag (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Thurman Thomas #GG10 (buy on eBay)

2020 Panini Gold Standard Thurman Thomas

Thurman Thomas is a retired RB who played for the Buffalo Bills for all but one season of his storied professional career. Thomas made five Pro-Bowl appearances, while he was named as the NFL MVP in ‘91.

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As part of the ‘Good as Gold’ subset, this card features the combination of a player patch and a stickered auto, with a vintage image of Thomas in action on the left. Collectors have responded well to the release so far, and a copy of the Premium parallel sold for almost four figures. It’s not bad considering the stickered auto.

Parallels: Prime (/49), Premium (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Joe Burrow RC #272 (buy on eBay)

Last, but by no means least, the final Burrow card we’ll be looking at is from the Rookie Jersey Autographs Triple set. This landscape option is extremely popular at auction, with a stickered signature that is hidden away tactfully. You could be mistaken for thinking it was an on-card version if you don’t look carefully!

As well as an RC logo, there’s a premium triple patch located at the top of the card.

Parallels: Prime (/49), Premium FOTL (/22), Prime Tag (1/1)

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Checklist

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Base

1 Patrick Mahomes II /99 2 Travis Kelce /99 3 Tyreek Hill /99 4 Josh Allen /99 5 Tre’Davious White /99 6 Dan Marino /99 7 Le’Veon Bell /99 8 Joe Namath /99 9 Sam Darnold /99 10 Tom Brady /99 11 Rob Gronkowski /99 12 Julian Edelman /99 13 Lamar Jackson /99 14 Mark Ingram II /99 15 Ed Reed /99 16 A.J. Green /99 17 Baker Mayfield /99 18 Nick Chubb /99 19 Odell Beckham Jr. /99 20 Ben Roethlisberger /99 21 T.J. Watt /99 22 JuJu Smith-Schuster /99 23 Terry Bradshaw /99 24 Deshaun Watson /99 25 Andre Johnson /99 26 J.J. Watt /99 27 Andrew Luck /99 28 T.Y. Hilton /99 29 Peyton Manning /99 30 Gardner Minshew II /99 31 Leonard Fournette /99 32 Derrick Henry /99 33 A.J. Brown /99 34 Ryan Tannehill /99 35 Drew Lock /99 36 Von Miller /99 37 Phillip Lindsay /99 38 Joey Bosa /99 39 Melvin Gordon III /99 40 Keenan Allen /99 41 Derek Carr /99 42 Josh Jacobs /99 43 Howie Long /99 44 Dak Prescott /99 45 Ezekiel Elliott /99 46 Michael Irvin /99 47 Saquon Barkley /99 48 Eli Manning /99 49 Daniel Jones /99 50 Carson Wentz /99 51 Miles Sanders /99 52 Alshon Jeffery /99 53 Adrian Peterson /99 54 Dwayne Haskins /99 55 John Riggins /99 56 Khalil Mack /99 57 Brian Urlacher /99 58 Dick Butkus /99 59 Matthew Stafford /99 60 Barry Sanders /99 61 Calvin Johnson /99 62 Aaron Rodgers /99 63 Jordy Nelson /99 64 Brett Favre /99 65 Adam Thielen /99 66 Kirk Cousins /99 67 Michael Vick /99 68 Julio Jones /99 69 Matt Ryan /99 70 Luke Kuechly /99 71 Julius Peppers /99 72 Christian McCaffrey /99 73 Drew Brees /99 74 Alvin Kamara /99 75 Michael Thomas /99 76 Mike Evans /99 77 Shaquil Barrett /99 78 Kyler Murray /99 79 Larry Fitzgerald /99 80 Chandler Jones /99 81 Jared Goff /99 82 Cooper Kupp /99 83 Todd Gurley II /99 84 Aaron Donald /99 85 George Kittle /99 86 Jimmy Garoppolo /99 87 Nick Bosa /99 88 Joe Montana /99 89 Jerry Rice /99 90 Russell Wilson /99 91 Kam Chancellor /99 92 DK Metcalf /99 93 Joe Mixon /99 94 Harrison Smith /99 95 Randy Moss /99 96 DeMarcus Lawrence /99 97 Emmitt Smith /99 98 Mike Alstott /99 99 Devin Singletary /99 100 Taysom Hill /99

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Rookies

Parallels: Platinum – /75 Rose Gold – /25 Emerald – /11 Violet – /10 Sapphire – /5 Black – 1/1

101 Joe Burrow /99 102 Tua Tagovailoa /99 103 Justin Herbert /99 104 Jordan Love /99 105 Jacob Eason /99 106 Jake Fromm /99 107 Jalen Hurts /99 108 D’Andre Swift /99 109 J.K. Dobbins /99 110 Jonathan Taylor /99 111 Clyde Edwards-Helaire /99 112 Cam Akers /99 113 Jerry Jeudy /99 114 CeeDee Lamb /99 115 Henry Ruggs III /99 116 Laviska Shenault Jr. /99 117 Tee Higgins /99 118 Justin Jefferson /99 119 Michael Pittman Jr. /99 120 Denzel Mims /99 121 Chase Young /99 122 AJ Dillon /99 123 Brandon Aiyuk /99 124 KJ Hamler /99 125 Jalen Reagor /99 126 Zack Moss /99 127 Chase Claypool /99 128 Van Jefferson /99 129 Antonio Gibson /99 130 Ke’Shawn Vaughn /99 131 Cole Kmet /99 132 Lynn Bowden Jr. /99 133 Bryan Edwards /99 134 Devin Duvernay /99 135 Darrynton Evans /99 136 Joshua Kelley /99 137 La’Mical Perine /99 138 Anthony McFarland Jr. /99 139 Gabriel Davis /99 140 Antonio Gandy-Golden /99 141 James Morgan /99 142 Tyler Johnson /99 143 Jeff Okudah /99 144 Derrick Brown /99 145 Isaiah Simmons /99 146 CJ Henderson /99 147 Javon Kinlaw /99 148 A.J. Terrell /99 149 Damon Arnette /99 150 K’Lavon Chaisson /99 151 Kenneth Murray /99 152 Jordyn Brooks /99 153 Ben DiNucci /99 154 Andrew Thomas /99 155 Kristian Fulton /99 156 Trevon Diggs /99 157 Noah Igbinoghene /99 158 A.J. Epenesa /99 159 Curtis Weaver /99 160 Yetur Gross-Matos /99 161 Ross Blacklock /99 162 Terrell Lewis /99 163 Zack Baun /99 164 Grant Delpit /99 165 Xavier McKinney /99 166 Eno Benjamin /99 167 Jared Pinkney /99 168 Anthony Gordon /99 169 Collin Johnson /99 170 Isaiah Hodgins /99 171 John Hightower IV /99 172 Patrick Queen /99 173 Albert Okwuegbunam /99 174 Donovan Peoples-Jones /99 175 Jaylon Johnson /99 176 Jabari Zuniga /99 177 Bradlee Anae /99 178 Marlon Davidson /99 179 Logan Wilson /99 180 Jacob Phillips /99 181 Josh Uche /99 182 Darrell Taylor /99 183 Anfernee Jennings /99 184 Malik Harrison /99 185 Antoine Winfield Jr. /99 186 Ashtyn Davis /99 187 Kyle Dugger /99 188 Nate Stanley /99 189 Jake Luton /99 190 Tommy Stevens /99 191 Cole McDonald /99 192 DeeJay Dallas /99 193 Brycen Hopkins /99 194 Josiah Deguara /99 195 Jason Huntley /99 196 Joe Reed /99 197 Troy Pride Jr. /99 198 Kindle Vildor /99 199 Darnay Holmes /99 200 Jon Greenard /99

 

2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Rookie Jersey Autographs

Parallels: Prime – /49 Premium – /22 Prime Tag – 1/1

201 Joe Burrow /75 202 Tua Tagovailoa /75 203 Justin Herbert /75 204 Jordan Love /99 205 Jacob Eason /99 206 Jake Fromm /99 207 Jalen Hurts /99 208 D’Andre Swift /99 209 J.K. Dobbins /99 210 Jonathan Taylor /99 211 Clyde Edwards-Helaire /99 212 Cam Akers /99 213 Jerry Jeudy /99 214 CeeDee Lamb /99 215 Henry Ruggs III /99 216 Laviska Shenault Jr. /99 217 Tee Higgins /99 218 Justin Jefferson /99 219 Michael Pittman Jr. /99 220 Denzel Mims /99 221 Chase Young /99 222 AJ Dillon /99 223 Brandon Aiyuk /99 224 KJ Hamler /99 225 Jalen Reagor /99 226 Zack Moss /99 227 Chase Claypool /99 228 Van Jefferson /99 229 Antonio Gibson /99 230 Ke’Shawn Vaughn /99 231 Cole Kmet /99 232 Lynn Bowden Jr. /99 233 Bryan Edwards /99 234 Devin Duvernay /99 235 Darrynton Evans /99 236 Joshua Kelley /99 237 La’Mical Perine /99 238 Anthony McFarland Jr. /99 239 Gabriel Davis /99 240 Antonio Gandy-Golden /99 241 James Morgan /99 242 Tyler Johnson /99 Rookie Jersey Autographs Double Buy on: eBay Parallels: Prime – /49 Premium – /22 Prime Tag – 1/1 243 Joe Burrow /75 244 Tua Tagovailoa /75 245 Justin Herbert /75 246 Jordan Love /99 247 Jacob Eason /99 248 Jake Fromm /99 249 Jalen Hurts /99 250 D’Andre Swift /99 251 J.K. Dobbins /99 252 Jonathan Taylor /99 253 Clyde Edwards-Helaire /99 254 Cam Akers /99 255 Jerry Jeudy /99 256 CeeDee Lamb /99 257 Henry Ruggs III /99 258 Laviska Shenault Jr. /99 259 Tee Higgins /99 260 Justin Jefferson /99 261 Michael Pittman Jr. /99 262 Denzel Mims /99 263 Chase Young /99 264 AJ Dillon /99 265 Brandon Aiyuk /99 266 KJ Hamler /99 267 Jalen Reagor /99 268 Zack Moss /99 269 Chase Claypool /99 270 Van Jefferson /99 271 Antonio Gibson /99

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2020 Panini Gold Standard Football Rookie Jersey Autographs

Parallels: Prime – /49 Premium – /22 Prime Tag – 1/1

272 Joe Burrow /75 273 Tua Tagovailoa /75 274 Justin Herbert /75 275 Jordan Love /99 276 Jacob Eason /99 277 Jake Fromm /99 278 Jalen Hurts /99 279 D’Andre Swift /99 280 J.K. Dobbins /99 281 Jonathan Taylor /99 282 Clyde Edwards-Helaire /99 283 Cam Akers /99 284 Jerry Jeudy /99 285 CeeDee Lamb /99 286 Henry Ruggs III /99 287 Laviska Shenault Jr. /99 288 Tee Higgins /99 289 Justin Jefferson /99 290 Michael Pittman Jr. /99 291 Denzel Mims /99 292 Chase Young /99 293 AJ Dillon /99 294 Brandon Aiyuk /99 295 KJ Hamler /99 296 Jalen Reagor /99 297 Zack Moss /99 298 Chase Claypool /99 299 Van Jefferson /99 300 Antonio Gibson /99.

 

Buyers Guide & Investment Outlook

Investment Rating: Soft Buy (3.5 out of 5)

Ownership Disclosure: None

With a gold-heavy design, the 2020 Panini Gold Standard Football keeps with tradition and keeps on digging for the next NFL star.

We are not HUGE fans of this set but don’t have a problem with buying a hobby box or singles if you want to rip open some packs… which is never a bad thing 🙂

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