First Look: 2012 USA Baseball boxed set

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The Stars and Stripes have a new home this year with Panini America and the first widescale release for the stars of the USA Baseball squads is on its way.

It’s the USA Baseball boxed set, which is slated to arrive in late November.

The 75-card set will include seven autographed cards — some being autographed memorabilia versions — along with two additional memorabilia cards and three checklists (one for each squad in the product).

The base set will consist of 63 standard cards — members of the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, the 18U National Team and the 15U National Team.

A new inclusion this year will be USA Baseball lineup cards — cards with names from game-used lineup cards used as cuts and embedded into cards. These also will be signed and quite limited.

As always, the autographs reign in the box set with ink variations — Red, Green and Blue. The Greens will be limited to just two copies, while the Reds will be limited to 25.

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.


  1. deeez
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    if its going to be anything like the topps versions …… i will be doomed to fail
    if its going to be like the upper deck versions ….. it has a chance

  2. Dan
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    One of the very few sets that holds any interest for me. I REALLY dislike the “fake” background though. Any word on MSRP?

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