2012 National Treasures Baseball Shines in a Panini America Pre-Packout Preview
While the sports world’s collective attention over the last few days was largely fixed on Houston and the myriad festivities surrounding yesterday’s 2013 NBA All-Star Game, a small contingent of folks from Panini America worked quietly and diligently preparing the landmark premiere edition of 2012 National Treasures Baseball for an intensive packout process that begins in earnest today.
The pre-packout process — in essence scrutinizing every single card intended for inclusion in the product and placing them in their pre-determined collation loops — started early last week and didn’t conclude until late Friday. But being in Houston prevented The Knight’s Lance from witnessing the process firsthand. Luckily, though, Panini America’s Ben Ecklar and Carlos Torrez provided the following sneak-peek images.
While the stunning array of Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson collection-making booklets are must-see material, we think you’ll find the cut autographs of Evel Knievel and Amelia Earhart (along with a piece of her airplane) to be quite profound, too. Enjoy this early look at just some of the jaw-droppers slated to appear in 2012 National Treasures Baseball. We’ll have much more on the product later this week.