Perhaps partially obscured this week by the hobby-wide wave of 2012 National Treasures Football wonderment is the fact that another highly anticipated Panini America release -- 2012 Prizm Baseball -- is on the verge of its own celebrated release. In fact, the product began shipping to hobby outlets late last week and will be live next Wednesday.
Perhaps partially obscured this week by the hobby-wide wave of 2012 National Treasures Football wonderment is the fact that another highly anticipated Panini America release — 2012 Prizm Baseball — is on the verge of its own celebrated release. In fact, the product began shipping to hobby outlets late last week and will be live next Wednesday.
In anticipation of the big release day, Panini America’s Mike Payne and Tim Trout last Friday put the maiden Prizm Baseball product through a thorough Quality Control process at the company production facility. What follows are just some of the fruits of that labor. In today’s first extended preview of 2012 Prizm Baseball, we’re going to focus on the base cards and base inserts (including the spectacular USA Baseball inclusion).
In the coming days, however, we’ll reveal so much more — including the product’s calling-card Prizm parallels and autographs. But this gallery should be enough to get your anticipatory juices flowing.
15 Replies to “The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Baseball (Base Cards & Inserts)”
ok whats up with the elite cards?
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Check out some of the initial images from Panini’s inaugural release of Prizm Baseball!! For anyone who collects Football and Basketball you’ll no doubt already be aware of (and probably been blown away by) their Prizm releases, and Panini looks as if they’ve really stepped up to the plate (bit of a cliche there but I’ll let it go) with their Baseball release. I really like what they’ve done with some of the old school ball players (as you know, a particular favourite of mine) and would love to see the complete checklist to find out who’s made their way into the product! More about this set as further details emerge, but in the meantime enjoy the Gallery!
really smooth looking, ne retail only parallels like in football planed?
Yes, sir. The Greens are coming!
WOW, this snuck up on me. Can’t wait!
Those USA cards look very nice. I think they will sell pretty well when the product comes out.
Love the Prizm look and these cards are awesome.
Excellent preview, the baseball version should be as successful as the other sports have been! Thanks Tracy!
The cards look great and I am very interested in this release.
I do have a question. How can you label a 2013 Harper card a “rookie” when his rookie year was 2012? That makes no sense. If Panini brings out a new series of cards next year, will he be a rookie in that brand again?
This is labeled as a 2012 release.
But Panini is aware of the fact that we are three-and-a-half months into 2013, right?
Hope the value holds up bc baseball has more shiny stuff than any other sport but I will say seeing a Prizm Mike trout is very cool!