First look: 2011 Prime Cuts baseball


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Now that the licensing deal is out of the way, the cards can be seen.

Just hours after Panini America unveiled its licensing deal with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it pulled back the curtain on the first product that will be utilizing those Hall of Famers to the Nth Degree.

And that’s Prime Cuts, which is scheduled to arrive on March 15.

Labeled as a 2011 product, this high-end line will include two autographs, two memorabilia cards and one additional auto or mem card in every pack.

Among the offerings are 1/1 Barrel Up bat barrel cards, Legends Jumbo Cut Signature booklets, Significant Signatures, Icons, Colossal jumbo swatches and Notable Nicknames, which will include inscriptions along with autographs.

Stars to be found in the bat barrel set? “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Pete Rose, Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Roger Maris to name a few.

Among the cuts? Ty Cobb, Thurman Munson, Jackie Robinson, Mel Ott and Lou Gehrig.

Among some of the other notable autographs to be found in this won will include Ken Griffey Jr., Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Pete Rose, David Ortiz, Nolan Ryan, Duke Snider, Josh Hamilton, CC Sabathia and more.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



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  1. Anthony D'Amalio 8 February, 2012 at 18:58

    Amazing. They look great, but how much do you suppose a single pack of these bad boys are going to cost? Probably to much for me, the average Joe who struggled to get a couple of boxes of Marquee this year!

  2. Adam Jensen 8 February, 2012 at 22:37

    Those things are ridiculous, and I will be sure to save some extra money to at least put my hand in the cookie jar once.

  3. Richard 9 February, 2012 at 01:15

    Beautiful, but it seems wrong to destroy a game used shoe-less Joe bat.
    I mean, how many of them can there really be out there?

  4. Dave 12 February, 2012 at 22:25

    Until I can get product from Panini with MLB logos on it I refuse to purchase a product where I will get players wearing blank uniforms and blank baseball caps. That just looks retarded…

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