Panini America's 2014 baseball season so far has been highlighted by several highly productive products -- headlined by the likes of 2014 Donruss Baseball, 2014 Prizm Baseball, 2014 Classics Baseball, 2014 Immaculate Baseball and the 2014 USA Baseball Box Set, to name five -- that have forced many collectors to change the way they look at the company's hardball roster.
Panini America’s 2014 baseball season so far has been highlighted by several highly productive products — headlined by the likes of 2014 Donruss Baseball, 2014 Prizm Baseball, 2014 Classics Baseball, 2014 Immaculate Baseball and the 2014 USA Baseball Box Set, to name five — that have forced many collectors to change the way they look at the company’s hardball roster.
Early next month, that trend promises to continue with the release of 2014 Elite Extra Edition Baseball. Arguably the industry’s favorite baseball-prospecting release, Elite Extra Edition returns this year with a tried-and-true recipe that favors lots of autographs, the game’s most promising future stars, ink-color variations and just a little bit of historical might.
Each 20-pack Hobby Box of 2014 Elite Extra Edition (five cards per pack) will deliver at least six autographs, four numbered die-cut parallels, one Historic Picks insert and one USA Baseball Game Jersey card.
Other product specifics . . .
- An autograph checklist dotted with some of baseball’s hottest prospects like Rusney Castillo, Carlos Rodon, Tyler Kolek, Alex Jackson, Aaron Nola, Michael Conforto, Kyle Schwarber, Kyle Freeland, Trea Turner, Brandon Finnegan, Derek Hill, Dalton Pompey, Jorge Soler, Gilbert Lara, Luis Severino and more.
- Look for the hobby’s first Jose Abreu Cuban National Team memorabilia cards in the vaunted Throwback Threads insert.
- The triumphant return of Elite Extra Edition Hot Boxes delivering an autograph in every other pack on average.
- Back to the Future base and autograph inserts recall boffo big-league performances from the likes of Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa and more.
- Passing the Torch Signatures features fascinating dual-signed cards featuring compelling combinations such as Jorge and Jhoandro Alfaro, Kyle and Bradley Zimmer, and Gary and Justus Sheffield.
- Elite Status Signatures offers collectors the opportunity to chase autographs of their favorite college, pro or international player combinations including Trea Turner/Carlos Rodon, Tyler Beede/Nick Howard, Derek Fisher/A.J. Reed, Nick Howard/Derek Fisher and Jose Abreu/Rusney Castillo.
- Step into the past and collect autographs from some of the game’s greatest all-time draft picks such as Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver, Jorge Posada and John Smoltz (on cards numbered to only five).
We’ll have plenty more on 2014 Elite Extra Edition in the coming days and weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, take your time enjoying this extended sneak peek of the product:
All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.
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