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Panini America Peeks Latest Batch of Autos for 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball

September 21, 2013

Panini America 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball September 21 Autos (27)

If he played professional baseball in the Seventies, Eighties or Nineties and left an indelible impression on you for any number of reasons, chances are he has an on-card autograph in Panini America’s upcoming 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball. MVPs, World Series winners, saves leaders, home run champs and some of the most colorful characters the game has ever known are honored in the set’s Hometown Signatures insert.

And say this about the players on the checklist no matter what they did on the diamond: They’re all heroes of handwriting today, possessors of poignant penmanship whose bold, full autographs could forever serve as “How To Sign Certified Autographs” examples.

And the players featured — Will Clark, Jay Buhner, Ozzie Guillen, Matt Williams and so many more — are right at home in the quirky, retro-cool confines of Hometown Heroes, a pulpy, throwback tribute to the simpler times and trading cards of yesterday. Last month we profiled some of the early autograph returns for the set; today we deliver a whole new batch.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance next week for a complete Quality Control Gallery that delivers a comprehensive breakdown of everything the set has to offer, including the legendary, lenticular return of SportDisks.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. steve s. permalink
    September 21, 2013 5:53 pm

    incredible list! ….. no HoJo signature?! ..sorry mets, tigers, rockies and cub fans.

  2. September 21, 2013 6:04 pm

    so good to see autos of guys i remember and saw play as a kid

  3. September 22, 2013 12:05 am

    Excellent array of autos from an unfortunately under appreciated era in baseball, I’d like to see more of today’s players take the time many of these guys took with their signatures, especially Juan Samuel, Matt Williams and Will Clark (one of my first rookie chase players when he got hot in 1989, his 1986 Traded/Update cards were on fire for a few months). Thanks Tracy!

  4. September 22, 2013 3:24 pm

    It is great seeing autos of players who didn’t really have the chance back in the day (so to speak) of having an autographed card in packs.

  5. brendan watts permalink
    September 22, 2013 7:06 pm

    This is quite the list and if I understand correctly this isn’t even all of them- can’t wait till the release. Question- will there be any numbered parallels of these autos? Just wondering- thanks!

  6. Dave permalink
    September 23, 2013 4:53 am

    Oh wow look Will Clark’s Auto is live. But his 2013 Panini USA Stars and Stripes Auto is a redemption that has yet to be fulfilled. -rollseyes-

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    September 23, 2013 10:20 am

    Really bold green! Autos look great against it! Such a retro feel


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