Panini details Jeter buyback auto plans
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
As teased during the weekend, new Derek Jeter autographs are coming to baseball card packs.
Now we know more as Panini America unveiled its plans Wednesday — and it’s a multi-set and multi-year campaign that begins with buyback cards in the upcoming 2014 Classics product which arrives on Nov. 19. The cards in that one will be from the 2001 and 2002 Classics sets.
A selection of past Donruss/Playoff brand cards have been signed and authenticated with a Steiner Sports sticker. The buybacks date back to 1999. Panini promises them to be released in an “extremely limited” volume and there will be more to come in the company’s 2015 releases.
“Jeter’s inclusion in upcoming Panini America products promises to deliver added levels of excitement and value while honoring one of the greatest players in Yankees history,” said the company in a statement on its blog.
They are the first Jeter autographs produced by Panini America.
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