Panini Peek Preview & Gallery: 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball (9 Must-See Images)
As baseball prospectors across the country continue enjoying the plentifully inked fruit of Panini America’s first MLBPA-licensed product (2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball), company officials are hard at work readying the highly anticipated second release, 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball.
Due out February 22, the newest incarnation of the longstanding hobby favorite will deliver — like EEE — six autographs per box, including at least two on-card autographs. The product also marks the Panini America autograph debuts of 2010 MVP Josh Hamilton and 2011 Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.
Other highlights of the product (packaged five cards to a pack, 24 packs to a box and 12 boxes to a case) include:
- More than 150 top prospect autographs, including 50 on-card
- An average case that yields a staggering 72 autographs, including at least 24 on-card
- 1/1 Championship Tickets and 1/1 Press Plates for every base and prospect card in the set
- Sweet Signs autographed sweet spot baseball leather featuring the legendary likes of Stan Musial, Whitey Ford, Cal Ripken Jr., Will Clark and top prospects such as Gerrit Cole, Dylan Bundy, Anthony Rendon, Josh Bell, Matt Purke, Nicky Delmonico and Bubba Starling among others
- Future Stars Signatures highlighting top players looking to make their marks in the professional ranks
Below you’ll find an early peek at the goods to come. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates as the release date draws closer.