Panini Peek: 2013 USA Baseball Champions
In late May, Panini America officials intend to ignite the patriotic passions of USA Baseball collectors all over the country with the company’s first pack product devoted to its exclusive license: 2013 USA Baseball Champions. Set to release May 29, the hobby version of the product will deliver two autographs, three memorabilia cards, three Mirror parallels, one USA Baseball Legends Die-Cut, one National Team Mirror Red and seven additional inserts.
2013 USA Baseball Champions (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box) features a 187-card base set comprised of retired alumni, top prospects and current USA Baseball National Team players. What’s more, the product will deliver an abundant selection of prime-patch memorabilia cards and, for the first time ever, USA Baseball Bat Knob cards.
Among the product’s myriad other highlights . . .
- Blasts From the Past: Find signatures of USA Baseball alumni from the last 35 years including Jim Abbott, Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura, Barry Larkin and many others
- Names familiar with collectors got their start with USA Baseball, including Ozzie Smith, Will Clark and others. See what they looked like “way back when”
- More than 1,500 Prime Patches cards, many of them 1/1 flags from jersey sleeves, including Gerrit Cole, Matthew Purke, Michael Choice and several others
- The 2012 USA Baseball National Team members are featured with Certified technology — the first-ever USA Baseball Certified cards
- Stars & Stripes: Look for autograph cards from the greatest players ever to don USA Baseball’s red, white and blue
- Triple Play Materials: Featuring three game-used elements on one card, each subject in this memorabilia-laden insert is recognized with a jersey swatch, a prime jersey swatch and game-used bat swatch
We’ll have plenty more to preview on Panini America’s 2013 USA Baseball Champions in the coming weeks. But until then, enjoy this first extended sneak peek at the product:
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