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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 USA Baseball Champions (Part 1)

May 22, 2013

Panini America 2013 USA Baseball Champions QC Gallery Part One (3)

How spectacular do we think the upcoming 2013 USA Baseball Champions set is? So much so that we’re breaking the Panini America Quality Control Gallery for the product into two parts: Today’s Part 1 places the spotlight squarely on the set’s captivating base, parallel and insert cards. Tomorrow, we’ll bring you a glorious exploration of the set’s rich autograph and memorabilia content.

Panini America’s first pack-based product using its exclusive license with USA Baseball promises to deliver a collecting experience high on value and history. Each 24-pack box will deliver six autograph or memorabilia cards (most boxes will yield three autographs and three memorabilia cards, some will deliver four memorabilia cards and two autographs) and a checklist steeped in USA Baseball’s legendary alumni and its top current stars.

A true championship-worthy tribute to USA Baseball, 2013 USA Baseball Champions provides the industry’s first Certified parallels and an autograph roster featuring the likes of Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Ozzie Smith and so many more.

We’ll bring you more autograph coverage tomorrow. Today, though, belongs to these gems . . .

15 Comments leave one →
  1. hitman permalink
    May 22, 2013 1:59 pm

    Sweet looking cards when do they hit the stores?anyone!!!

  2. Michael McMannis permalink
    May 22, 2013 2:06 pm

    Very Nice well done

  3. jhs permalink
    May 22, 2013 2:26 pm

    Two questions:
    Is this a hobby only release?
    Will we see Jeter, Trout, and Harper. I remember they were part of the USA baseball insert set in Prizm?

    Product looks awesome, those Diamond Kings are must haves.

  4. Sean permalink
    May 22, 2013 3:01 pm

    I wish MLB would get their heads out of their a$$e$ and give you guys a license. I miss Panini baseball without all the photoshopping and airbrushing. One thing though, why are the flag patches backward?

    • May 22, 2013 3:48 pm

      The good news with USA Baseball, of course, is that we have no photoshopping issues. As for the “backward” flags, that’s the way they appear on the uniform per USA Baseball guidelines.

      • jhs permalink
        May 22, 2013 4:02 pm

        Panini has done a wonderful job with the baseball licenses they have. In a lot ways its allowed for more creativity and flexibility.

        Cooperstown and USA Champions are two releases that I am really looking forward too because they have a unique license that you can’t find anywhere else.

        USA Champions has a great mix of prospects and legends too. This 1990’s collectors loves seeing Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr. with numbered inserts and parallels.

    • May 23, 2013 8:43 pm

      That is the way a flag should look on the right shoulder, same as with a military uniform. It is that way because the blue field and stars should always be shown in the highest position of honor, on a moving object, such as a person, that is facing forwards.

      • May 23, 2013 9:06 pm

        Nice work, Kevin. Thanks for the clarification.

      • May 24, 2013 10:13 am

        As an undergrad I lived with some ROTC guys, so I know far more about military uniforms and stuff that you can imagine…

  5. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 22, 2013 4:25 pm

    So far soo good, looking forward to part two. Thanks Tracy!

  6. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 23, 2013 5:17 am

    Wow these are pretty sweet..bring on part 2!

  7. May 24, 2013 10:16 am

    Oh my god, I haven’t seen Wally Joyner on a card in a long time. That is worth the price of admission right there!


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