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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball

September 25, 2013

Panini America 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball QC (2)

Over the last month or so we’ve shown you extended glimpses of the old-school charm at the very heart of the throwback-tinged 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball set. And while the nostalgia may be most noticeable on the design and checklist of the hard-signed Hometown Signatures insert, the product is a bona fide blast from the past from the first card to the last.

In addition to delivering three autographs in every box, 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball provides a bevy of bells and whistles inspired by yesterday, including border-variation SPs, inserts that are as fun to look at as they are to collect, card backs that require at least a second look and a player list dotted throughout with hot rookies, hot stars and some of the most beloved baseball players of all time.

In anticipation of next Wednesday’s release date, the Panini America Baseball Brand Development team had the distinct opportunity to spend some quality time quality controlling Hometown Heroes late last week. The following gallery details just some of the things uncovered during that process.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for additional coverage of 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2013 3:30 pm

    I am a fan of any product that includes Kent Hrbek!

  2. Josh B. permalink
    September 25, 2013 4:31 pm

    What is going to be the SRP? Thanks!

  3. September 25, 2013 4:54 pm

    Solid overall product, still not seeing the one name that matters to me though 😦 Thanks Tracy!

  4. September 25, 2013 6:43 pm

    Tom Brunansky was one of my favorite Red Sox players growing up (even though he only played 3 seasons). Seeing an on card auto in this product makes me so happy. I hope I get to break some of this.

  5. September 26, 2013 1:55 am

    really nice retro look to it, i like it

  6. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    September 26, 2013 10:15 am

    I love the retro feel to the set like I have mentioned before with the past and present feel. The one thing that stands out to me that doesn’t seem to fit in this product is the nicknames. There is just something about the cartoonish character that to me doesn’t fit with the rest of the product. But other than that, looking good!

  7. September 26, 2013 10:26 am

    Awesome Sportdiscs. I loved those as a kid.

  8. Jamey Feuer permalink
    September 26, 2013 2:27 pm

    As the Head of Youth Services for a public library that serves an extraordinarily diverse population, and in this day and age of online everything, i have to think outside the box to motivate children to read. Towards that end, I started a Trading Card club that requires students in grades K-3 to read the card backs without error. In addition, we play “Card Wars” and the game imparts lessons relative to multi-culturality, mathematics and value.
    Hometown Heroes is ideally suited to a juvenile population; it’s bright, fun and packed with value.
    I applaud it’s release, If Panini is going to nurture a collector base willing to drop hundreds…if not thousands upon single pack/box products, it’s imperative to produce products for the young. Nicely done.

  9. September 27, 2013 4:19 am

    Likin the set, especially the minnesota autos. can’t wait!


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