First look: 2013 Panini America’s pastime baseball

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The national pastime is Panini America‘s pastime — and an upcoming new baseball card line shows it.

The next high-end baseball card release from the Texas-based company is 2013 Panini America’s Pastime, which will arrive in December with Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig as well as long-time stars and retired legends in the fold.

Each 10-card pack will include three autographs, two memorabilia cards, a booklet card and two other cards numbered to 125 or fewer copies. National Treasures rookie cards will be included for Puig, Manny Machado and Wil Myers, among others, according to the company.

Meanwhile, rookie booklets will be limited to 99 or fewer copies with Red (/49), Gold (/25), Green (/5) and 1/1 Black parallels.

On the case level, each 12-box case will include one cut auto, memorabilia card, prime card or standard autograph from some of the game’s biggest names. Among them, according to Panini, are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, Frank Chance (with his first memorabilia cards), Sam Crawford, Pete Rose, Derek Jeter, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Rickey Henderson, Nolan Ryan, Mariano Rivera and more.

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



  1. Jason K
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I’m loving that they are bringing mem cards of guys like Chance that have never had them before. Unfortunately, this one is likely out of my price range (especially without an MLB license). No license makes that past, present, and future card look just plain ridiculous.

    I would love to see Panini do a set just of old ball players from the dead-ball era (before logos were as prominent) and Negro League players (since I believe they have that license).

  2. kris buonocore
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    love these but won’t spend the money on them. this is a nice product every year

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