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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Baseball (Base Cards & Inserts)

April 11, 2013

Panini America 2012 Prizm Baseball QC Base Main

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┬álast 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.┬áBut this gallery should be enough to get your anticipatory juices flowing.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2013 5:23 pm

    ok whats up with the elite cards?

  2. April 11, 2013 5:27 pm

    Reblogged this on The Wax Fantastic and commented:
    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!

  3. deloreanfan81 permalink
    April 11, 2013 5:29 pm

    really smooth looking, ne retail only parallels like in football planed?

  4. April 11, 2013 6:25 pm

    WOW, this snuck up on me. Can’t wait!

  5. Jay L. permalink
    April 11, 2013 6:35 pm

    Those USA cards look very nice. I think they will sell pretty well when the product comes out.

  6. Andrew McKay permalink
    April 11, 2013 6:51 pm

    Love the Prizm look and these cards are awesome.

  7. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 12, 2013 4:35 am

    Excellent preview, the baseball version should be as successful as the other sports have been! Thanks Tracy!

  8. JSearfoss permalink
    April 12, 2013 9:33 am

    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?

    • April 12, 2013 10:08 am

      This is labeled as a 2012 release.

      • stalegum permalink
        April 12, 2013 11:28 am

        But Panini is aware of the fact that we are three-and-a-half months into 2013, right?

  9. Dave permalink
    April 12, 2013 10:10 am

    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!

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  1. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Baseball (Base Cards & Inserts - Blowout Cards Forums
  2. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Prizm Baseball (Prizms & Autographs) | The Official Panini America Blog
  3. 2012 Prizm Baseball Stars in Sunday Edition of Panini Unwrapped (Scavenger Hunt) | The Official Panini America Blog

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