2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball Lives in a Material World

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The leather and the lumber are back. While they have been used in a couple of insert sets over the last few years, 2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball marks the first time it has been a full release since 2005. This time around, it’s a hits-heavy product with each hobby pack averaging an autograph and a memorabilia card.

2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball Rookie Autographs Baseball

Across a hobby box, which comes with four packs, there are four autograph cards, a matching number of relics, 15 inserts and a pair of numbered parallels.

2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball Base Set Overview

2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball has a 100-card base set. It’s divided up into to sections, reflecting the set’s overall theme. Fifty cards are “Gloves,” showcasing players fielding. The other 50 are “Bats” and center on offense.

Die-cut versions for both are exclusive to hobby.

2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball Base Bat

Retail configurations have their own embossed parallels.

Autographs and Memorabilia Cards

Living up to its name, signatures are on a variety of materials. This comes through with a trio of rookie autograph styles where signatures can be found on baseballs, leather and wood.

Hitter Inc. Signatures are autograph memorabilia cards. Versions include Bat, Bat Gold (/99 or less), Jersey (/25 or less), Jersey Holo Gold (/10 or less), and Jersey Platinum Blue (1/1).

2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball Hitter Inc

Material Cut Signatures take the cut concept and add a pieces of game-used memorabilia to go with it.

Among the strictly relic inserts is Legendary Lumber, which has a checklist that includes the likes of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx and more.

Rivals has a pair of swatches from two different players. In addition to the base versions are Gold (/99 or less), Holo Silver (/25 or less), Holo Gold (/10 or less) and Platinum Blue (1/1) parallels.

Other memorabilia inserts include 500 Home Run Club, Big Bats, Flashing the Leather, Grip-It-N-Rip-It, Leather and Lumber Duals, and Sweet Feet.

As far as other inserts go, both hobby and retail have some exclusives to call their own. And names might be familiar to those who were collecting back in the ’90s and ’00s. Hobby inserts include Benchmarks, Knothole Gang and Naturals.

Among the retail inserts are Bat Patrol, Equalizers, Hit-N-Run, Home Run Kings, Life on the Edge, Maple and Ash, and Slugfest.

Other Inserts

2019 Panini Leather and Lumber Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 10
Packs per box: 4
Boxes per case: 10
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: May 29, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 4
  • Memorabilia Cards – 4
  • Inserts – 15
  • Parallels – 2
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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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2 comments

  1. Kurt Johnson 19 April, 2019 at 07:56

    Great product panini leather & lumber ,but please dont forget about us guys that dont have hobby shop close enuf to buy cards so we live in the retail world and it is an has been forgotten by card makers and if the retail world got sum attention card collecting wud really take off

  2. goblue98 21 April, 2019 at 13:55

    I think that this product will go the way of Pantheon Baseball from 2016, that is to say not too far.

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