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12-06-2012, 05:19 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2012 Panini Signature Series
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Panini for providing us with this box.
1 pack per box
6 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $120.00 (Panini MAPP)
- The Pioneering Signature Series Baseball Returns To The Diamond For The First Time Since 2001, Packing Three Autographs In Every Six-Card Pack
- No More than 499 base sets produced.
- INKredible Combos (Max #'d/10), - INKredible Quads (Max #'d/5, - INKredible Six (Max #'d/5)
- Cutting-Edge, Personality-Driven Designs Place Extra Emphasis On Each Current MLBPA Superstar And Retired Great In The Product.
- Featuring Very Few Prospects And Heavy On-Card Autograph Content, Signature Series Also Includes Diamond Cuts, Cut Autographs Numbered To 25 Or Less.
Three Autographs & Three Sequentially Numbered Commons/Parallels/Inserts per Pack/Box
- 100 Commons
- 100 Signature Proof Silver (#D/25)
- 100 Signature Proof Gold (#D/10)
- 100 Signature Proof Platinum (#D/1)
- 50 Card Signatures Insert (On-Card Autos)
- 150 Rookie Prospects Game Ball Signatures (Max #'d/200)
- 100 Game Ball Signatures (Max #'d/25)
- 20 Lumber Cuts Prime Materials (Max #'d/25)
- On-Card Autographs (#D/99) In The 50-Card Signatures Insert That Includes Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, Miguel Casrera, Buster Posey, Austin Jackson, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Braun, David Freese, David Ortiz And Mariano Rivera Among Others
- Signatures Of All-Time Greats Like Ken Griffy Jr. Cal Ripken Jr, Greg Maddux, Carl Yastrzemski, Duke Snider, Mike Schmidt, Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose, Randy Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Ryne Sandberg And Stan Musial.
- Multi-Signed Cards Featuring Up To Six Autographs Per Card.
RATED ROOKIES PATCHES
On-Card Patches (#D/299) Of This Seasons Top Rated Rookies, Including Oakland Phenom Yoenis Cespedes.
Get Up Close And Personal With Today's MLBPA Stars And Emerging Rookies (Including Texas' Yu Darvish, Los Angeles' Mike Trout And Washington's Bryce Harper.
Get Up Close And Personal With Hitters Ink Features Both Today's Top Hitters Like Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton And Adrian Gonzalez To Past Magicians At The Plate Like George Brett, Stan Musial And Al Kaline
Lumber Cuts Puts The Focus On, What Else, The Game's All-Time Top Hitters
GAME BALL SIGNATURES
Single-Signed Sweet Spot Swatch Cards Carry The Signatures Of Hall Of Famers, Legends And Current MLBPA Stars
Baseball Is A Sport Whose Heritage Is Built On Stats, And Signature Series Celebrates Those Players - Both Pitchers And Hitters - Ringing Up Big-Time Numbers.
WHAT WE PULLED
Base - 3/100 (3%)
Adam Jones Autograph Redemption
Scott Barnes Rated Rookie Sweet Spot Autograph /299
Matt Moore Rated Rookie Sweet Spot Autograph /299
Base - 2/5
Design - 4/5
Fun - 4/5
Value - 2.5/5
Rebuy - 2/5
Total - 14.5/25 (58%)
Sweet Spot Autographs
Design isn't bad with what Panini has to work with
Priced way too high
Some boxes don't even yield a parallel
Unnumbered base, yet it would take at least 34 boxes to complete set
Yes, you could hit something nice, but mostly a simple waste of money
No NPN for product
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Panini for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all of their products, visit them today at www.paniniamerica.net.
All of the base cards are available for request. Please PM me with the card of interest. Cards are available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIPs can make requests for the first 30 days.