Panini America will take the term "bang for a buck" to collectible new heights in July with the triumphant return of Triple Play Baseball to the hobby for the first time since 1994. The fun-for-all-ages 2012 Triple Play Baseball promises a truly unique pack-popping experience that places premiums on collectibility, affordability, education and -- above all else -- fun.
Panini America will take the term “bang for a buck” to collectible new heights in July with the triumphant return of Triple Play Baseball to the hobby for the first time since 1994. The fun-for-all-ages 2012 Triple Play Baseball promises a truly unique pack-popping experience that places premiums on collectibility, affordability, education and — above all else — fun.
Not bad for just 99 cents a pack.
From the entertaining illustrations adorning every base card to the peel-and-stick practicality of the set’s Eye Black insert, there’s a little something in 2012 Triple Play Baseball for everyone, whether you’re a kid, a kid at heart or a hardcore collector looking for a refreshingly enjoyable experience.
Here, see what we mean by perusing the set’s highlights:
- Focus — One player from each team will be featured on Focus cards that provide a closer look at the player’s eyes. Even in illustrated form, the intensity of the game is undeniable.
- Eye Black — Used by the pros, these Eye Blacks are the real deal and can be peeled off and used by collectors in their little league games or in their backyards.
- Baseball 101 — From the pitcher’s mound to home runs, the cards in this educational insert break down and explain the finer points of the game.
- Hall of Fame — Featuring a short list of first-ballot inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, these legendary cards will give young collectors a whole new appreciation for baseball’s history.
- Real Feel — Featuring an authentic piece of equipment used in a big-league game, these cards will allow collectors to feel the material and learn about the process of creating these tools of the trade.
- Base Set — 90 of today’s greatest players are presented as never before with highly-stylized, illustrated cards that are way cool. Each card back features a trivia question and answer about the featured player on the front.
- Box Break — Each 24-pack box will deliver 24 Stickers, 48 Puzzle cards, 12 Focus, six Temp Tattoos, two When I Was a Kid, two Hall of Fame and one Real Feel.
Get your first extended preview of the utterly entertaining 2012 Triple Baseball below and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional information.