Patch Time: A First Look at the Memorabilia RCs in 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball

November 20, 2013

Panini America America's Pastime Pre-Ink Preview (7)

If you haven’t yet heard this rumor, let’s go ahead and see if we can get one started and take it viral: Upon seeing the first game-worn memorabilia Rookie Cards coming in 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball, Panini America officials contemplated changing the name of the product to America’s Patchtime. Again, that’s not necessarily true, but after feasting your eyes on the preview gallery that follows, you’ll understand why the thought crossed our mind.

Earlier this week we began receiving the first batch of just-completed memorabilia cards for America’s Pastime from the company’s production facility across town. Once they arrived here, the sets that require on-card autographs were expeditiously counted, cataloged and QC’d before being carefully prepared for shipment to the respective players on them for signing.

But before all of that happened, I grabbed as many images as I could of the cards in their pre-signed state because, well, when you see something as cool as the set’s National Treasures RCs, you owe it to your loyal collectors to show them off. That’s exactly what this post is designed to do.

One thing to mention before you start enjoying the gallery: The Yasiel Puig patch cards you’ll see will not be autographed, but we think you’ll agree that they’re still worth showcasing with this first batch of cards that will be.

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