Preview Gallery: Panini America Peeks 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball (New Images)

October 09, 2012

The annual baseball prospector’s dream known as Elite Extra Edition Baseball is gearing up for another show-stealing turn through the hobby — and it’s packing perhaps its most potent lineup yet.

2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball goes live in mid January and will deliver more on-card autographs than ever before, not to mention an autograph checklist that includes 200 players and more than 55 first-round picks from the 2012 Draft. What’s more, collectors will once again find randomly seeded Hot Boxes that deliver 10 autographs per box.

The product’s other primary calling cards return, too, including Aspiration and Status Die-Cut Autographs featuring a rainbow of colors (including Red, Blue, Gold, Black and — for the first time ever in EEE — an Orange version numbered to just 10 copies.

2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball features a 200-card base set (including 100 autographed Prospects), 100 Franchise Futures Signatures, 20 Elite Series, 20 Elite Series Signatures, 20 Yearbook and 20 Diamond Kings.

Other highlights include:

  • Short-printed Green and Red ink autograph variations
  • Autograph/memorabilia cards of the 2012 USA Baseball 18U National Team and USA Baseball 15U National Team
  • Multi-player signatures include Building Blocks Dual (numbered to 49), Building Blocks Trio (numbered to 25) and Pick 6 Signatures featuring signatures from six different players (max numbered to 25)
  • A special insert featuring pieces of game-worn jersey from Carlos Correa, the first overall pick in the 2012 Draft.

We’ll have much more on 2012 Elite Extra Edition Baseball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this must-see first look: