Panini America’s 2023 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball releases tomorrow and will include some of the thickest, most substantial cards in the storied brand’s history. In fact, these impressive specimens are so different that they couldn’t safely be included in the product’s packs. So, to ensure that these cards arrived safely into the hands of collectors, company officials made the tough decision to include them as redemptions in the product. The good news, as you’ll see below, is that the cards are ridiculously cool. The better news? They’re available now and will be redeemable immediately — and these are the only redemption cards in the product.
“It’s never an easy decision to include cards as redemptions, especially when they’re completed in time for packout; but the last thing we wanted to do was insert these gems – including the first-ever USA Baseball Bat Knob cards – in packs and risk severely damaging them in the process,” said Jim Stefano, Panini America’s Vice President of Product Development. “Our Customer Service team has the cards now and will be prepared to redeem them as soon as the product releases on Wednesday.”
The impacted cards – all autograph memorabilia or memorabilia cards – hail from these unique inserts in the product: 18U National Team Signatures Materials Fielding Glove, Shoes, Bat Knobs, a bevy of chases from the Jumbo Material insert and Signature Materials Buttons. We provide a scintillating sneak peek at some of the cards in the gallery below. Enjoy the first look. The cards are available to be redeemed now and will be sent out as soon as respective redemption cards make their way into the Panini America system.