An Open Book: Panini America Shares First Pics of 2013 America’s Pastime Autographs

December 05, 2013

Panini America 2013 America's Pastime Baseball Early Autos (1)

Thanks to a dedicated effort from just about everyone inside Panini America HQ (Product Development, Acquisitions, Production) and the cooperative spirit of baseball legends and newcomers alike outside these walls, the book on Panini America’s 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball is in the final stages of being written. And from what we’ve seen so far, it has the makings of a bona fide best-seller.

Seemingly every new autograph that arrives (including some of the coolest dual-signed, vertically oriented booklets you’ve ever seen) is greeted by heartfelt “oohs” and “aahs,” the result of impeccable penmanship from an absolutely stacked checklist of baseball royalty. To be sure, the in-progress product has come a long way in the two short weeks since we brought you the first pre-ink peek. As a result, we felt compelled to give you a stunning visual update.

The star-studded cast of on-card signers who’ve already returned their America’s Pastime treasures (including Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, Mike Trout, Bo Jackson and more) has helped the product take shape in a big way. You can check out exactly what we mean in the gallery that follows.

Enjoy the sights and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball as the ship date draws closer.