(Updated with additional details on April 7.)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Panini America‘s next baseball set will feature a lower suggested-retail price and more on-card autographs than ever for the brand.
It’s 2014 Panini Prizm, and it will include two autographs in every $60 hobby box. At least one of those will be signed directly on the card when it arrives in May.
This year, the autograph rainbow will include Purple (/99), Mojo (/75 or fewer copies), Gold (/10) and 1/1 Black Prizm cards for collectors to chase. USA Baseball Signatures cards will be found in three colors with standard Prizms limited to 25, Golds limited to 10 and Blacks being 1/1 creations.
Every box will include a Prizm parallel in every other pack with three numbered Prizm cards per hobby box. There will be Purple (/99), Blue Mojo (/75), Orange Diecut (/60), Jackie Robinson Tribute (/42), Red (/25), Gold (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels for collectors to chase.
Among the signers for this one will include Manny Machado, Mike Trout, new Hall of Famers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Pete Rose, Mariano Rivera and plenty more.
Inserts in this one will be found in every other pack and include Intuition, Diamond Dominance, Golden Leather Die-Cut, Rookie Reign, Chasing the Hall as well as Next Era.
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