A Panini America Special Report: Wild Sales from 2012 National Treasures Baseball

In this special edition of the Panini America Price Index, we turn the lights down low and put a very bright spotlight on 2012 Panini National Treasures Baseball. Since the product’s official release one week ago today, the hallowed trading card set has flown off hobby-shop shelves at an amazing clip. In fact, Panini America VP of Sales D.J. Kazmierczak…

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

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…

Previewing the Majestic Booklets Coming in 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Gallery)

Joe DiMaggio. Ty Cobb. Ted Williams. Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Rogers Hornsby. Joe Medwick. Nap Lajoie. Jimmie Foxx. If those names were chapters in a baseball history book, it likely would be the greatest read ever written. But what if they were something . . . more? What if those names represented the legends whose game-worn and game-used memorabilia and…

2012 National Treasures Baseball Shines in a Panini America Pre-Packout Preview

While the sports world's collective attention over the last few days was largely fixed on Houston and the myriad festivities surrounding yesterday's 2013 NBA All-Star Game, a small contingent of folks from Panini America worked quietly and diligently preparing the landmark premiere edition of 2012 National Treasures Baseball for an intensive packout process that begins in earnest today. The pre-packout process…

Panini America Highlights Two Super-Rare Legends in 2012 Cooperstown Baseball

When it comes to relative scarcity in the modern sports card arena, certain cards rank as tough pulls, others are tougher still and a precious few are so needle-in-a-haystack rare that they seem to be nothing more than rumors. Two special cards in Panini America's recently released 2012 Cooperstown Baseball fall into that last category. These previously unannounced inclusions honoring…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball (85 Images)

Imagine my surprise on Monday morning when Panini America Product Development Director Ben Ecklar shared with me 35 revealing images from the 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball quality-control process he'd just completed. Somewhere between Black Friday madness and the launches of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball and 2012-13 Prizm Basketball,  I had completely lost track of where Prime Cuts was on the…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Cooperstown Baseball (71 Images)

Last week we gave you a tip-of-the-iceberg teaser starring the shipped-at-last 2012 Cooperstown Baseball. Today, we're bringing you a magnificent full reveal showcasing the unique product officially licensed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum that showcases some of the greatest players, personalities and memorabilia in baseball history. Each box of 2012 Cooperstown Baseball is like a fantasy trip…

Prime Examples: Panini America Previews More Gems from 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball

If you thought last week's exclusive reveal of 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball was something special, well, you'd be right. But you haven't seen anything yet. Today, we continue our extended unveiling of Panini America's high-end, Hall of Fame-worthy MLBPA-licensed beauty that begins packing out in earnest this week. The following ensemble -- filled with some of the most beautifully designed,…
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