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Panini Peek: 2013 Prizm Baseball

July 11, 2013

2013 Prizm Baseball Main

By all accounts, the debut of Panini America’s Prizm Baseball brand earlier this year was a smashing success. It sold out the day it was announced, made waves when it released in April and its seemingly countless key Prizm parallels and autographs continue to blaze high-return trails on the secondary market.

Under such a highly auspicious launch, company officials are making preparations now for 2013 Prizm Baseball, the highly anticipated followup that will be bolstered by new Prizm parallels, new autograph signers and the first Prizm Rookie Cards of Los Angeles phenomenon Yasiel Puig.

2013 Prizm Baseball is slated to arrive on September 18, with each 20-pack hobby box delivering two autographs, three Prizm parallels and eight additional short prints or inserts.

Boasting all-new designs crafted specifically to take advantage of the unique Prizm technology, 2013 Prizm Baseball will usher in the debut of new hobby-only Orange Die-Cut Prizms numbered to just 50. Other highlights of the product include . . .

  • Rookie Cards of top subjects such as the aforementioned Puig, Manny MachadoWil Myers, Jurickson Profar, Gerrit ColeZoilo Almonte, Dylan Bundy and more.
  • A resplendent rainbow of Prizm parallels, including base Prizms, Gold Prizms (numbered to 10), Black Finite Prizms (numbered to only one) and the introduction of hobby-only Orange Die-Cut Prizms (numbered to 50); in addition, there are retail-exclusive Green Prizms, Walmart-exclusive Blue Prizms and Target-exclusive Red Prizms.
  • New inserts such as Band of Brothers, Top Prospects, Fearless, Rookie Challengers, Superstar Spotlight and the return of USA Baseball, with Prizm parallel versions of each.
  • A new certified autograph checklist featuring three levels of collectibility (base, Prizms numbered to 25 and  Black Finite Prizm 1/1s) and a larger, more comprehensive base set.

As most passionate Prizm pursuers will tell you, the following preview mocks don’t do the Prizm technology justice, but they will give you at least some idea of what to expect. Check back with The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks to check out the first images of real-live cards as they become available.

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Gary permalink
    July 11, 2013 12:59 pm

    Hi Tracy is this what 2013 prizm football looks like?thanks

    • July 11, 2013 1:13 pm

      Not entirely sure at this point. I haven’t seen the early designs yet, but I will explore.

  2. the hitman permalink
    July 11, 2013 1:50 pm

    They look good!!!!

  3. July 11, 2013 2:15 pm

    Lookin good!!

  4. Shawn permalink
    July 11, 2013 2:28 pm

    These look great! Thanks for not forgetting us “old schoolers” who don’t collect autos or jersey cards but still want sweet looking parallels and inserts!

  5. July 11, 2013 3:14 pm

    Reblogged this on The Wax Fantastic and commented:
    WOW!! That was pretty quick, wasn’t it?? While there seemed to be a lot said throughout the Hobby regarding Panini releasing 2012 Prizm Baseball in April 2013 it didn’t stop it becoming a runaway success! Because the 2012 set was put together to capitalize on the strong rookie cards from last year (Harper, Darvish, et al…), I had a feeling that we’d see 2013 Prizm Baseball before the end of 2013 to bring the dates in line… I just didn’t expect it so soon!! I loved the last release and expect big things from this one as well… And there’s a Mike Piazza autograph!!! What more could you want?? More please Mr Hackler!!

  6. hudsonfan15 permalink
    July 11, 2013 5:18 pm

    Great preview, can’t wait to see if my guy Tim Hudson made the set. Thanks Tracy!

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 12, 2013 12:14 pm

    Another top notch job by Panini!

  8. Richard Sandanam permalink
    July 12, 2013 12:27 pm

    Ya-si-el Puig rookie card looks awesome! Will be very coveted by collectors!

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