Panini America Peeks the Bat-Knob Nirvana Hitting 2012 National Treasures Baseball

February 25, 2013

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Make no mistake about it: The inaugural edition of Panini America’s 2012 National Treasures Baseball is a history-making endeavor of the highest order. The high-end heavyweight’s long-awaited introduction to baseball features a jaw-dropping array of rare memorabilia cards — buttons, booklets, cut autographs and more — honoring some of the greatest legends of all time.

But easily some of the most spectacular cards in the entire product are the 50 Bat Knobs 1/1s — true one-of-a-kind masterpieces that account for some of the thickest, sickest baseball cards you’ve ever seen. Seriously. Boasting a checklist that includes Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and Honus Wagner to name just four, the Bat Knobs insert promises to deliver as many massive, historic hits as did the bat ends they encapsulate.

You can get an extended, drool-inducing peek at some of the 2012 National Treasures Baseball Bat Knobs in the gallery below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance this week for continuing coverage as we countdown to Wednesday’s release date.

Until then, well, spend some quality time hobnobbing — or is that hobknobbing? — with history . . .