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Sign of Things to Come: Peeking New Autos for 2011 Prime Cuts & Limited Baseball

March 18, 2012


Over the last few weeks we’ve shared just some of the highlights from Panini America’s great “Spring Training Autograph Tour of 2012,” compliments of Acquisitions Manager Tone Stakes as he makes the rounds in Florida and Arizona.

In previous dispatches, Stakes has shared behind-the-scenes anecdotes, images of the players signing and even a few card sneak peeks. But today, we’re going full-blown, up-close card gallery in an effort to preview some of the sweetest signatures acquired so far for upcoming MLBPA-licensed products 2011 Prime Cuts and 2011 Limited.

To be sure, what you’re about to see is jaw-dropping — in terms of the quality of signer, sure, but especially in terms of the quality of the signatures. From Hall of Famers to future Hall of Famers to future stars, they’re all represented below, with high-quality penmanship to match.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional previews.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2012 1:01 pm

    Great preview of this product, really thrilled to see so many veteran autos. Looks like a fantastic product to come!

  2. Jamey permalink
    March 18, 2012 1:03 pm

    The assortment of HOF players in the product is fantastic. For collectors seeking to add a Deion Sanders or Big Papi ‘graph to their collections, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cleaner, neater issue.

  3. Tom permalink
    March 18, 2012 1:32 pm

    Loving the nicknames set.

    • March 18, 2012 10:55 pm

      You’ve gotta love how much care the retired legends take with their signatures.

      • March 22, 2012 11:46 am

        That’s the first thing I recognized. Well done PAnini!!!

  4. Steve McCartney permalink
    March 18, 2012 2:11 pm

    I knew great things were to come when Panini started creating MLB cards. Great job Mr. Hackler!

    • March 18, 2012 10:54 pm

      Wish I could take the credit, Steve. The credit for this beauty of a product goes to product development, design and acquisitions. But I’ll certainly pass along your kind words.

  5. jeff permalink
    March 18, 2012 2:28 pm

    Awesome……post more pics as you get them

  6. Lee Patton permalink
    March 18, 2012 4:11 pm

    What an awesome looking product.

  7. Colin Chung permalink
    March 18, 2012 4:13 pm

    I am drooling on the Joey Bat auto! It looks fantastic!

  8. Nick Gauder permalink
    March 18, 2012 6:28 pm

    Beautiful gallery Tracy!! I cant wait to bust some boxes of Prime Cuts when it comes out!!

  9. March 18, 2012 7:21 pm

    2 different Deion Sanders Notable Nicknames cards? Is that really necessary?

  10. Phillip Her permalink
    March 18, 2012 10:32 pm

    I’m getting a case of this product. What are the card sizes (thickness) so I can get the right toploader sizes… thanks!!!

    • March 18, 2012 10:56 pm

      130s should be good for Prime Cuts; Limited is standard trading card thickness.

      • MIchael permalink
        March 19, 2012 9:08 am

        What is the hobby release date for Prime Cuts?

  11. John permalink
    March 18, 2012 11:15 pm

    That Frank Thomas card is amazing.

  12. March 19, 2012 12:27 am

    Those Significant Signatures are some of the nicest autographed cards I’ve seen in awhile in baseball. Great job utilizing the MLBPA license there.

  13. March 19, 2012 4:49 am

    Loving the On cardness! Really digging that Notable Nicknames Set!

  14. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 19, 2012 6:58 am

    Really nice looking clean product. Way to go Panini!

  15. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 19, 2012 7:05 am

    Nice stuff again. Love what you guys are doing with baseball cards. Hopefully you will get your MLB license again…PLEASE! NO MORE TOPPS….and these will be above and beyond there already awesomeness!

  16. charles faires permalink
    March 19, 2012 12:09 pm

    this is mite a bit stupid, but wheres the cut’s, althrough i do like the design a lot, and there is some different auto’s like thomas and dieon sanders

  17. Jay L permalink
    March 19, 2012 11:45 pm

    Man i really love the nickname autos. Will be sure to pick up a few and on card autos is always a plus!


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