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.
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.
11 Replies to “Gallery: Panini America Finally Busts Boxes of 2013 America’s Pastime, EEE Baseball”
It is good to see some Piazza and love the books.
Awesome stuff. That’s sweet the past time sold out really fast it’s because it’s a sweet product.
Wow, great that it sold out so fast, looks like you got some nice cards out of both products. Keep on innovating.
The Junior Lake booklet card is slamming, and the inclusion of cats such as Ron Gant pushes the product to a new level. The product re-design is very impressive.
The EEE product, which is one of my top-3 favorite breaks …they really pop! It all looks good 🙂
That Pastime is Ultra Premium!! Thats gonna be a hot product to get ur hands on!
Really nice looking stuff Tracy 😉
I love that Diaz on card! And, can someone donate a razor to Brian Wilson? Please!!
Great stuff Tracy, thanks for the preview/review!
I just wanted to thank you so very much I received my box of 2013 America’s Pastime today that I won on Jan. 7th. Was great fun to Rip it open I also did a blog post about it if you’d want to take a look the link is below. Thanks once again Dion
The booklets are incredible. And I am a huge fan of the Elite. Gotta get those rookies!
I wanted to thank you and Panini for the elite box giveaway you guys had two weeks ago. I was one of the random five winners of your contest and really appreciated the boxes you sent. My highlight was an J P Crawford aspirations auto. Thanks again and keep up the great work.