It’s In The Cards

This week saw Panini’s latest Baseball release hit the shelves!

Panini’s Golden Age Baseball is another in a long line of ‘hybrid’ products that have steadily trickled onto the market over the last few years. Containing a mixture of sports stars, entertainers and historical figures, alongside numerous other famous faces from the last 100 years of Popular Culture, Golden Age Baseball is certainly one of the more eclectic sets you’ll ever get your hands on!

Which is part of its charm!

Alongside a 150-card base set there are a vast number of inserts for you to have fun with!

And it’s one of those insert sets that I wanted to bring to your attention now, an insert set that has got to be one of my favourites of the year so far. I might even go so far to say that it might be one of my favourites of all time!

Seeded one in three packs (eight per box) are a series of beautifully designed playing cards, each depicting images from the base set!

Playing cards!!! Genuine playing cards!!! How come no-one has ever thought of this before??

To me it seems like something that naturally lends itself to Baseball cards, yet something that (as far as I’m aware) we’ve never previously been treated to in a card set!

Here’s a few of the cards for your viewing pleasure –

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We’ve got ballplayers from the Dead Ball Era all the way through to the 1960’s! A great selection of old school players, lovingly presented on a ‘functional’ playing card!

As well as the Baseball players we’ve also got other figures from the ‘Golden Age’ –

How cool are these???

I’ve got to tip my hat to the design team at Panini in honour of what they’ve done with this set! They look great and at 54 cards (there are two jokers as well) it’s incredibly easy to put together!!

So if you’re after something a bit different to whet your collecting taste buds then look no further than 2013 Golden Age Baseball! It looks like a massive amount of fun is to be had from each 24-pack box and, with all the history on display, you may even end up learning something new in the process 🙂

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