Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 PANINI CLASSICS

Strangers in the night, exchanging cardboard.  I am trying so hard NOT to be a stranger around these parts.  I have trades to share but wanted to do a quick post to show you what I found in my little box of Classics!

Two mini-boxes - each with 12 eight card packs.  I found a deal steal on Ebay for a full sealed box for less than $100 shipped. I didn't ask questions, using BIN.  After the disappointing collation of Stadium Club, I was super-pleased to find ZERO duplicates in either mini-box! 

 
 I added a red box to the photo to highlight (locate) what you can't see...team city/state.  It's printed in white. To see it with the unclothed eye takes some doing.  This is one of my only two complaints regarding the card design.


 


 
 
 
Ok, already! Inserts, hits. Yeah I know what you want to see.  There are four basic inserts for this set, which came six each to the box.  Again - no dupes!  24 different cards! These are October Heroes, Homerun Heroes, Legendary Lumberjacks and Stars of Summer.
 
 
What I found most interesting was the logo design on Homerun Heroes.  Sure looks a bit like a certain soft drink company's trademark.  Surely Panini knows what they're doing.  I can't imagine anyone in their offices slapping foreheads with a what were we thinking when the process server knocks on the door.   
 
 
Parallels. The scan doesn't reveal how  attractive these cards are.  The refractive foil lettering and numbering shows well on the cardboard.
 
There are autographs of course.  This is my second complaint - stickers.  Sticker autos should be banned, outlawed, run out of town...etc.
 
 
I don't know much about this young man, but will hang on to this card for a while.  He must be a promising rookie. Insignificant Signatures...wonder why this idea hasn't taken hold?
 
MY NAME IS PABLO. WHAT'S YOURS?
This scan doesn't highlight the foil lettering but it's a good-looking card and the only one up for grabs!  Numbered 18/99
 
This card is one terrific pull!  Hank Greenberg is one of my faves and I'm also fond of Kiner:
 
 
It's a keeper, numbered 8/25.  Again the foil didn't scan well.  Truly gorgeous card! If that wasn't enough to make me do a little dance, this next card had me wa-hooing:
 
 
Legendary indeed! One of my earliest player collections, Frank Thomas.  While I don't keep all of his cards, I'm hanging on to this Sweet Hurt for now!
 
This was a fun box to rip. I picked up a singles lot on Ebay cheap, which finished out the set.  I'll be sharing my extras in upcoming mail outs. 
 
I hope everyone stateside had a good holiday.  I'm thankful for you my new friends,  all over this big blue marble.
                                                                                               


25 comments:

  1. Nice pulls on the triple relic and Thomas auto.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! One of the better boxes I've ever opened!

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  2. Great break and a steal of a price. Would love to work out a deal for the Sandoval, drop me a note if you are interested.

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    1. Steal is right! Made me question the seller's resources. Thanks for reading and commenting! I can't get an email thru to you. You may reach me: acrackedbat at gmail dotcom I'm sure we can work out something easily enough.

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  3. Looks like you picked out a great box, Julie! I have yet to see these cards first-hand, but I really like what other bloggers have been posting so far. Can't go wrong with a set that features guys like Satchel Paige, Joe Jackson, and Jim Thorpe, although that Roger Bresnahan is probably my favorite of the ones you showed.

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    1. Thanks NIck! If I have an extra Roger B, I'll set him aside for you! This was my first Thorpe card. He was an Okie and Native American, making it a special addition to the collection.

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  4. Wow! Awesome box for an awesome price! I only have one question with the Frank Thomas: why is the sticker sideways? It's an awesome card nonetheless, but I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to have a sideways sticker autograph hahaha. Panda is one of my favorite players, and would love to have that card in my collection as long as arpsmith doesn't get it first! Unless this product doesn't go sub $90, then I don't think I will push the button. I will contact you about the Sandoval. I think I may have some Tigers for you...

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    1. What a steal, I know! You are second on the card. If I come across any other Pandas, I'll keep you in mind for them. As for the sticker, maybe I'll peel it off and realign it horizontally. I can sell it on ebay as a 1 of 1.

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  5. Kiner=drool. What a great triple relic. Let me know if you ever want to trade it.

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    1. Matt, I thought of you instantly. If i ever trade it, you have first dibs. It's a gorgeous card!

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  6. Wow, I am very jealous. I love those catcher cards. Nice post Julie.

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    1. Thanks Jared! I scanned the catchers together with you in mind. I have at least a Bench for you.

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    1. Hello Greg, thanks for reading and commenting! Good to meet you!

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  8. That old timer triple relic is sweet.

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    1. Hi JJ! My first triple bat card! Glad it was the old timers too! I enjoy those cards so much more!

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  9. I have to admit Panini did a nice job there. Except with the auto stickers, I totally agree with you, they should be tared and feathered and hanged high. I knew Matt would drool all over that Kiner !

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    1. Hey Kevin! Yeah, we need to get Matt a bib. But to be honest, I drooled a little too. (I already have a bib)

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  10. That triple bat relic is really nice. Great looking card and solid pull!

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    1. Yes, I almost like it more than the auto! Almost. ;)

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  11. Beautiful cads.. I haven't seen these yet

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    1. Cecchini had a call up with the Sox this year. Pretty good hitter not a lot of power. Plays third base so I don't know what their plans are for him with Sandoval now in the fold.

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    2. If I should decide to part with it, you'll find it in your mailbox. I like his signature. Illegible, but sharp.

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    1. Well, that's exactly what I said when pulling the Frank. Then the 3X bat piece. I crapped a lot that day.

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