Panini Peek: 2012 Cooperstown Baseball
In February, Panini America inked a multiyear trading card agreement with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Almost immediately after that announcement, company officials set out to create a unique product devoted to and befitting the men and memorabilia lining the Hall’s hallowed halls.
The result: 2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball, a stand-alone, 24-packs-per-box tribute to the greatest players in baseball history — and the museum they call home — that releases in late July and will reward one lucky fan with a dream trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
On a recent trip to Cooperstown to research this very product, several Panini America officials received unprecedented access to the Hall’s archives. Stay tuned in the coming days for a piece from Panini America Editorial Director Jeff Sullivan documenting that dream trip.
Each box of 2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball will deliver at least one Cooperstown Signatures autograph, three Bronze History cards, three Crystal Collection parallels, two Voices of Summer inserts, two Induction inserts and two Credentials inserts.
Other Cooperstown highlights include:
A Famed Cuts checklist featuring cut signatures from the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Dizzy Dean and more.
- A 200-card base set that includes 20 short-printed Color Tint cards.
- The chance to win a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
- Wooden Induction Year cards featuring Hall of Fame induction years.
- The compelling Fameous Moments insert that details the greatest memorabilia (and the men who used it) en route to induction.
We’ll have much more on 2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball in the coming days. But for now, enjoy this extended first look . . .