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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Signature Series Baseball (56 Images)

November 5, 2012

If Tom Hanks taught us anything about America’s pastime, it’s that there’s no crying in baseball. Of course, there’s no real off-season in baseball, either — which is why Panini America is making plans for a banner week on the diamond.

The collecting schedule this week boasts an absolutely dynamic double header of heavy-hitting baseball products from Panini America. 2012 Cooperstown Baseball, which we previewed with an extensive QC gallery last week, finally releases on Wednesday. One day later, 2012 Signature Series Baseball hits hobby shops across the country packing three autographs, one elegant design and tons of baseball star power in every box.

Panini America’s Ben Ecklar and Mike Payne were busy putting the finishing touches on the product during the Quality Control process last week. As you’ll see in the revealing gallery that follows, 2012 Signature Series Baseball has a little something for everyone — autographs from current MLBPA superstars, Hall of Famers and some of the coolest embroidered patch cards to date, highlighted by Rated Rookie and MLBPA logo versions.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later this week for a must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped starring 2012 Signature Series. But until then, enjoy this 56-image appetite-whetter . . .

28 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew McKay permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:23 pm

    Very cool, I like the baseball seam cards and postage stamp ones.

  2. November 5, 2012 4:25 pm

    Very Cool! Can’t wait! I LOVE the RATED ROOKIE patch auto cards. Unique!

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:25 pm

    Like the rated rookie Signatures!

  4. geoff goebel permalink
    November 5, 2012 4:32 pm

    Those cards look really nice. Nice twist on the rated rookie cards! Now those bring me back!

  5. Travis Stevens permalink
    November 5, 2012 5:23 pm

    I love the look of this product! I think I’m going to be collecting the Proof set. Gold autos on the black backgrounds would’ve been a nice touch, but maybe we can see that another year.

  6. Johnny yang permalink
    November 5, 2012 6:11 pm

    they look so cool

  7. November 5, 2012 8:31 pm

    I can’t help but think of Wayne’s World when I see these cards. EXTREME CLOSE-UP! Wooowooowooowooowooo.

  8. November 5, 2012 8:33 pm

    Is Jordan Pacheco in the product?

  9. November 5, 2012 8:59 pm

    This set has lots of facial hair

  10. November 6, 2012 7:13 am

    Those signed baseball cards look awesome! And by that I mean the ones where the card features a piece of a baseball that is signed, not just a “regular” card that is signed.

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 6, 2012 7:53 am

    If you continue to make baseball cards…we will come (to buy them)

  12. Panini 4ever! permalink
    November 6, 2012 8:55 am

    Super awesome- still have yet to score a Mike Trout auto… This set can help me overcome that challenge:) Great work Panini!

  13. distemic permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:37 pm

    liking the look of this product!

  14. Linard permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:06 pm

    Well done. Love the upclose, in your face (and theirs) photos.

  15. Bobby Smith permalink
    November 6, 2012 1:15 pm

    Was this stuff made exclusively for gas stations and dollar stores? That’s ugly stuff.

  16. November 6, 2012 1:49 pm

    Are there any current Cincinnati Reds players in this set?

  17. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 6, 2012 2:23 pm

    Excellent looking cards, still not seeing that one signature I’ve been hoping for in a Panini product though :( Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  18. November 7, 2012 3:40 am

    Very nice looking set love the Signature Stamp cards and the Rose Auto!

  19. jimmy wolfrey permalink
    November 7, 2012 4:22 pm

    Is THERE a checklist!

  20. Jesse permalink
    November 7, 2012 7:39 pm

    Is Hanley Ramirez a Dodger in this product or Marlin?

  21. Donny Johnson permalink
    November 8, 2012 12:17 am

    Cool on card content. MSRP should be around $90

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