Friday, December 21, 2012

A Pack of Panini

And this will be my only purchased pack of 2012 Panini Cooperstown.  
I'm not impressed.

2012 Panini Cooperstown, 5 cards per pack.
Nice looking wrapper so they score some points for that.

There was a good article recently in Sports Illustrated about Johnny Evers.

The design is not bad.
I would have put the "Cooperstown" script somewhere not on the photo itself.  Make it look more like a framed portrait.

This is the only card I pulled like it, but in doing some research I noticed that Panini chose to chop off players heads, I'm assuming rather than airbrushing out team logos from their caps.  It's really annoying to me though and one of the main reasons I don't care for this set.

I did pull a nice Tony Lazzeri Crystal Collection card #112/299.
It's currently on Listia if you're interested.

I entered already.


  1. Panini does really well, with hockey, but until they an get their MLB license, all of their baseball products will look second-rate. Unfortunately, without team logos, there's just no way around it.

  2. I'm not impressed with this product either and the cropped photos & missing logos kill it for me. It's not a good sign when the wrapper is the highlight of the product. As for MLB licenses... I'd much rather see Upper Deck get one, than Panini.

  3. I do miss the logos and all, but I for one like this set. Outside of that parallel card Tom, are the others available? I'm thinking I may go after the first 150.