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Panini America Presents 10 Intriguing Sales from 2013 Pinnacle Baseball (Gallery)

August 27, 2013

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Now that Panini America’s 2013 Pinnacle Baseball release has enjoyed the luxury of a few weeks on the secondary market to marinate, this much has become clearly visible: Collectors greatly missed the venerable brand in the 14 years since it last existed — and they’re happy its back. And if you don’t believe us, a quick scan of recent sell prices on eBay seem to echo that sentiment.

Big prices being paid for key autographs from the set isn’t a terribly surprising development, which explains the handsome sums being paid for, say, Ken Griffey Jr., Alan Trammell and Kris Medlan. What is at least somewhat surprising, however, is the resounding success of 2013 Pinnacle Baseball’s Artist’s Proof parallels and the rarest versions of the unique Clear Vision insert.

On Sunday, a 2013 Pinnacle Baseball Clear Vision George Brett Home Run card closed for the seemingly staggering sum of $141.49. An Austin Jackson Cycle 1/1 brought $56 at auction and a Cal Ripken Triple brought almost $48. Keep in mind those cards hail from an insert that includes neither autographs nor memorabilia — just cool technology and several degrees of scarcity.

And then there’s the timeless appeal of the short-printed Artist’s Proof parallels, which have generated several key transactions, including a Ripken that sold for $50 and a Yasiel Puig that sold for $45.

Given that backdrop, here are 10 intriguing sales so far from 2013 Pinnacle Baseball:

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2013 1:02 pm

    Wow, $31.14 for the Rose insert. I pulled one of those in my break. Guess I need to take a better look at the card! Amazing price, this was a very fun break for sure!

  2. August 27, 2013 1:18 pm

    Looks like people are very interested in this release, thanks for the info Tracy !

  3. August 27, 2013 1:21 pm

    Is the Brett really low numbered?

    • August 27, 2013 1:22 pm

      The Brett is SP’d but not numbered. The Cycle and Perfect Game cards are numbered 1/1.

  4. wally1323 permalink
    August 27, 2013 2:45 pm

    wow, what’s up with the Pete Rose insert? Are there some card #’s that are super short printed? Seems like the pete rose were 1-2 per box, not sure how it can top out at $30+??

  5. Christian Robbins permalink
    August 29, 2013 7:48 pm

    Please make an NBA product like thie this. I would go crazy

  6. August 29, 2013 11:58 pm

    great secondary market sales

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 30, 2013 5:22 am

    Really liked those inserts and design and they are a fun chase to get them all. Clear Vision is visionally done well.

  8. September 10, 2013 9:14 am

    Need to release some print numbers or odds on the inserts help us collectors out.


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