Feeling the Draft: Panini America, USA Baseball Hit Big During Day One of the 2019 MLB Draft

June 04, 2019

For fans of the talent-rich USA Baseball program and baseball prospecting in general, last night’s first two rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft were rife with revelations — and perhaps more than just a few collecting surprises. In all, 15 former USA Baseball players were selected in the first round last night, including No. 1 overall selection Adley Rutschman. As the exclusive trading card partner of USA Baseball, Panini America¬†turned in a pretty good night in its own right.

The only autograph trading cards of six first-rounders– including Rutschman, No. 3 overall pick Andrew Vaughn, No. 8 overall pick Josh Jung, No. 9 overall pick Shea Langeliers, No. 14 overall pick Bryson Stott and No. 19 overall pick Zack Thompson — are available exclusively in Panini America products: 2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball and 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball. (For the record, Vaughn’s first autograph trading card arrived in Panini America’s 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball release.)

For those counting at home (and we know that’s a lot of you), here’s where you can find the only autograph trading cards of these first-round selections from last night:

Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State, No. 1 overall pick
2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California, No. 3 overall pick
2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2017 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2018 Donruss Baseball, 2018 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball, 2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2019 Donruss Baseball, 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

Josh Jung, SS, Texas Tech, No. 8 overall pick
2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2019 Donruss Baseball, 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor, No. 9 overall pick
2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2019 Donruss Baseball, 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

Bryson Stott, SS, Nevada, No. 14 overall pick
2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2019 Donruss Baseball, 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky, No. 19 overall pick
2018 Elite Extra Edition Baseball, 2019 Donruss Baseball, 2019 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball

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