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Patch Time: A First Look at the Memorabilia RCs in 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball

November 20, 2013

Panini America America's Pastime Pre-Ink Preview (7)

If you haven’t yet heard this rumor, let’s go ahead and see if we can get one started and take it viral: Upon seeing the first game-worn memorabilia Rookie Cards coming in 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball, Panini America officials contemplated changing the name of the product to America’s Patchtime. Again, that’s not necessarily true, but after feasting your eyes on the preview gallery that follows, you’ll understand why the thought crossed our mind.

Earlier this week we began receiving the first batch of just-completed memorabilia cards for America’s Pastime from the company’s production facility across town. Once they arrived here, the sets that require on-card autographs were expeditiously counted, cataloged and QC’d before being carefully prepared for shipment to the respective players on them for signing.

But before all of that happened, I grabbed as many images as I could of the cards in their pre-signed state because, well, when you see something as cool as the set’s National Treasures RCs, you owe it to your loyal collectors to show them off. That’s exactly what this post is designed to do.

One thing to mention before you start enjoying the gallery: The Yasiel Puig patch cards you’ll see will not be autographed, but we think you’ll agree that they’re still worth showcasing with this first batch of cards that will be.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2013 3:45 pm

    Those are some great looking patches for sure!

  2. November 20, 2013 3:56 pm

    I’d like to see Panini with a partial MLB license.

  3. Luke S. permalink
    November 20, 2013 4:02 pm

    I’m not lying, these have to be one of the prettiest products I have seen all year from any company! Do I sense a contest in the future? ;)

  4. November 20, 2013 4:31 pm

    Nice! I like how the card is in black and white! It makes the patches really POP out at ya! Would LOVE to land that PUIG! But not for me, for my grandson, he is 13 a started sharing my love of baseball card collecting! And he is now also wanting to do football! So Panini, you HAVE a new Collector! My Grandson “KEP” :)

  5. Andrew McKay (WildEagle) permalink
    November 20, 2013 4:42 pm

    Wow, that’s the type of patches I like to see in baseball.

  6. November 20, 2013 4:53 pm

    Again, I like the colorful patch swatches against the basically white background. Makes the colors pop!!

  7. November 20, 2013 4:58 pm

    In a word: drooling. Fantastic job on the design and prime mem selection, Thanks Tracy!

  8. November 20, 2013 7:17 pm

    These by far have to be the best looking baseball patch cards ever produced. I will be on to some off this upon release.

  9. Paul N permalink
    November 20, 2013 7:33 pm

    Game or Event worn swatches?

  10. November 20, 2013 8:38 pm

    very very amazing use of patches

  11. November 21, 2013 3:22 am

    Wow so many colour breaks on some of those cards. The top right hand Fernandez looks absolutely stunning

  12. Brad permalink
    November 21, 2013 6:57 pm

    Holy crap

  13. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 23, 2013 5:35 am

    rename…2013 Patchtime Baseball

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