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Panini Peek: 2011 Limited Baseball

February 16, 2012

In early April, Panini America keeps its new-found baseball momentum going with the release of 2011 Limited Baseball, a product with a proud legacy that truly lives up to its name with just 249 complete base sets, the incorporation of real gold and silver, and the return of landmark button and batting helmet cards.

2011 Limited Baseball also will mark the company’s second use of its new multi-year trading card agreement with the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Each seven-card pack of 2011 Limited Baseball will yield three autograph or memorabilia cards (with at least two autographs guaranteed and the possibility of three), and each 15-pack case will deliver an average of 43 autographs.

The checklist of signers includes top current MLBPA stars such as Josh Hamilton, David Wright, Matt Kemp and Dustin Pedroia, highly coveted 2011 draft picks and some of the greatest legends in baseball history, including Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken Jr. and Don Mattingly. Many of the autographs will be incorporated on Panini Chromium cards.

Other highlights from 2011 Limited Baseball include:

  • The 30-card Historical Cuts cut-autograph insert limited to five or less and including legends of baseball, other sports, entertainment and the political arena. Historical Cuts will deliver what is believed to be the first cut autograph of turn-of-the-century boxer Jack Johnson, as well as cuts from George Steinbrenner, Lucille Ball and Ben Hogan.
  • The unique Rawlings Gold Gloves Signatures insert that includes an embedded piece of real 14-karat gold and an autograph on cards numbered to just 20 or less.
  • The incorporation of game-worn or game-used memorabilia from “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx and more
  • Silver Slugger Signatures featuring autographs and real pieces of silver on cards numbered to 49 or less
  • Hard Hats, the industry’s first game-worn batting helmet cards in 10 years, numbered to 99
  • The return of Button cards incorporating buttons from legendary game-worn jerseys numbered to 3 or less

You can get your first look at 2011 Limited Baseball in the gallery below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on the product as they become available.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt gilman permalink
    February 16, 2012 1:01 pm

    That is one sick card and my only PC baseball guy! Griffey was the man. He didnt do steroids. He was a family man and wasnt greedy. Gotta love and respect him.

    These cards look really nice!!!! And not just the Griffey!

  2. Geoff permalink
    February 16, 2012 1:21 pm


    Nuff said.


  3. February 16, 2012 1:36 pm

    In a word: BRILLIANT! Thanks for the sneek peek, this is definitely something to look forward to while we watch spring training!

    One question though: why is this considered a 2011 product and not 2012 when other 2012 products have already been released?

  4. Lee Patton permalink
    February 16, 2012 1:48 pm

    Another Great Product!!!

  5. Jamey permalink
    February 16, 2012 2:48 pm

    I am thoroughly intrigued. Any product that can bring me closer to the pillars upon which the American sporting experience rests…is a special product, indeed. The checklist, coupled with the implementation of the memorabilia and innovative materials, bodes well for a unique and compelling product. As the first African-American heavyweight champion who truly shattered presumptions about white athletes and their “dominance,” the Jack Johnson autograph is a very special piece of Americana.
    Absolute props’ Panini! Very impressive.

  6. February 17, 2012 1:13 am

    I haven’t opened Limited baseball since…well 2005. I actually still have the empty box from that product sitting next to me right now with some Red Sox cards in it.

    You have no idea how excited this stuff makes me.

  7. Doug Sevier permalink
    February 18, 2012 11:35 pm

    Ohhh Yeah! I cant wait until this product releases!! Lookin good, Panini! I just hope its going to be redemption-light! 🙂

  8. February 19, 2012 12:56 am

    Can’t wait to see more of this!! Panini making a STRONG entrance into the baseball market!

  9. tom waldron permalink
    February 19, 2012 6:45 pm

    I remember the stir in the hobby when Donr/playoff bought the Babe Jersey and the Button cards. I am so psyched I plan to go to this years National and I’m looking for me some retro boxes and Donruss is where I start. I love the Prime cuts/Limited and the Absolute products looking forward to this.

  10. February 20, 2012 5:53 am

    I’m so glad this product is coming out. Just can’t wait for it soon enough!

  11. deloreanfan81 permalink
    March 3, 2012 6:24 pm

    this looks AMAZING…would luv to pull anyone of those cards, awesome guys, thanks !!

  12. frank permalink
    April 23, 2012 8:57 pm

    After seeing Prime Cuts I wouldn’t touch this woth my worst enemies wallet.


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