Gallery: Panini America Finally Busts Boxes of 2013 America’s Pastime, EEE Baseball

January 15, 2014

Panini America 2013 America's Pastime & EEE Baseball Teaser Main

I got a crash course over the last week on something our loyal collectors know all too well: Sometimes, getting your hands on Panini America’s hottest products can be a difficult task — even when you market those products for the company that makes them. By the time 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball and 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball released simultaneously on January 9, we had inadvertently bucked The Knight’s Lance trend of providing Teaser Galleries for either product.

Our small allotment of marketing product that usually arrives the day before a product releases didn’t arrive last Wednesday. Or last Thursday. Or last Friday. So when it still hadn’t arrived yesterday morning, I finally reached out to members of our Production and Sales teams — and to our production facility across town — to see what I could find out.

What I found out was that virtually every box produced of 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball was sold out (that’s a good thing). 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball simply hadn’t been shipped to us at Panini America HQ yet. Thanks to some productive pleading, I managed to secure one box of America’s Pastime, which arrived yesterday afternoon, roughly 30 minutes after some boxes of Elite Extra Edition.

So, without further ado, we present a combined Teaser Gallery to show collectors just what they might expect from one box (10 cards) of 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball and one box (20 packs) of 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball. My apologies for the delay. Enjoy the gallery.