Panini released some preview images of their upcoming baseball releases. I am a big Elite Extra Edition fan so I grabbed those to share here.
We get a glimpse of the base and the auto version. If they follow the same format as the past the base will look just like this minus the auto. It’s a variation on the Elite football design. I like the design fine and the addition of the wood grain detail on the bottom pushes it over. I think it’s a solid offering. One big complaint with football Elite is the sideways orientation of the RC. That doesn’t seem to be in play on baseball.
Panini also released a few names they have signed. Included is #2 pick and former UVa Cav pitcher Danny Hultzen. That is enough reason to be excited right there. They also have #1 pick Garret Cole. The top 50 dudes will all be on-card.
They also dropped a preview of a die-cut status parallel.
I like the little swoop in cut on the side and the rounded corners. I am not sure about the little tooth cuts on the sides though. I will need to see one in person to pass final judgment.
EEE and Bowman DPP are my two favorite releases of the year. I like what I am seeing here and will defiantly be busting a box.