Previewing the Majestic Booklets Coming in 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Gallery)
Joe DiMaggio. Ty Cobb. Ted Williams. Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Rogers Hornsby. Joe Medwick. Nap Lajoie. Jimmie Foxx. If those names were chapters in a baseball history book, it likely would be the greatest read ever written. But what if they were something . . . more?
What if those names represented the legends whose game-worn and game-used memorabilia and cut autographs were used to develop some of the greatest booklet cards the baseball hobby has ever seen? Well, then, you’d likely be talking about Panini America’s 2012 National Treasures Baseball, which releases next Wednesday and will deliver one majestic memorabilia booklet card per tin — including many of the awe-inspiring specimens above and the ones you’ll see in the gallery below.
Sure to become bona fide best-sellers, the booklet cards within 2012 National Treasures Baseball will come in a wide variety of styles and will span many different eras, from last season to the last century. Stitched name tags? Check. Oversized prime memorabilia pieces behind intricate die-cut windows? Check. Large chunks of game-used bats wielded by former .400 hitters? Check. Triple Crown Winner-worn throwback flannel? Check. Pieces of sweet-spot signed baseballs? Check. Multicolored pieces of laundry tags and uniform patches? Check.
Some of the most historic cards on the 2012 National Treasures Baseball booklet checklist incorporate the last known pieces of game-worn memorabilia in existence for some players. Rarer than the cards themselves will be the chances of ever again seeing game-worn memorabilia cards from some of the following timeless legends.
Enjoy this exhaustive gallery of booklet cards that feels more like a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional sneak peeks of 2012 National Treasures Baseball.