For the first time since releasing 2012 National Treasures Baseball -- the product heard 'round the hobby world -- early this year, Panini America is about to dip its toe back into the exciting world of high-end baseball releases. That usually spells good things for collectors.
For the first time since releasing 2012 National Treasures Baseball — the product heard ’round the hobby world — early this year, Panini America is about to dip its toe back into the exciting world of high-end baseball releases. That usually spells good things for collectors.
But this time around, Panini America officials have come up with an entirely new product (2013 America’s Pastime Baseball), a few intriguing new bells and whistles, some downright spectacular pieces of Yasiel Puig memorabilia and just enough National Treasures.
Due out in late December, 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball will deliver one booklet card, three autographs, two memorabilia cards and at least two other cards numbered to 125 or less in every 10-card pack. The product also will incorporate National Treasures RCs of young stars such as Puig, Wil Myers and Manny Machado to name three. The product also will feature Rookie Booklets numbered to 99 or less that include three pieces of memorabilia and an autograph; these will be paralleled by Red (numbered to 49), Gold (numbered to 25), Green (numbered to 5) and Black (numbered to only 1) versions.
The historic developments and rich content are abundant in America’s Pastime, and include the debut of vertically oriented memorabilia booklet cards, the history-making first memorabilia cards of Frank Chance and so much more.
Every 12-box case of 2013 America’s Pastime is guaranteed to include at least one autograph, cut autograph, vintage memorabilia card or prime memorabilia card from one of the following players: Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, Chance, “Wahoo” Sam Crawford, Pete Rose, Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., Bryce Harper, Warren Spahn, Mike Trout, Rickey Henderson, Roger Clemens, Johnny Bench, Nolan Ryan, Mike Piazza, Yogi Berra, Mariano Rivera, Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Ernie Banks.
We’ll have much more to preview on 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball, including an in-depth examination of the rare Puig memorabilia included, in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this first extended preview.
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