EEE dropped about a week ago and we got the normal parade of prospects and something new, Pros.
As most of you know Panini acquired an MLBPA license and included professional players sans logos. The reaction from collectors has been mixed.
Here are a few scans of the some of the pro cards I pulled from my box form Panini.
We get players in solid color t-shirts. This has received criticism from some. With no logos you only have a few options. This is a different look at players; they have a mix of posed and sorta casual shots.
Above all else this is something new in the baseball realm, something many have been calling for. I am also gonna guess this is just a first step for Panini.
A few observations. The guys with out hats seem to have slightly over styled hair. Look at Justin and Clayton up there.
Speaking of hair where is Dustin’s? That Predroia picture is one of the most awkward I have ever seen of a player, he looks like an old man.
The biggest cards of the Pros are a couple of guys from 2001.
This is his first card with LA. The funny thing is both his new and old team have the same colors. They probably didn’t even need to photoshop his shirt color. I like the card.
I think Panini did a fine job considering their lack of an MLB license. I hope they get one soon. I miss Donruss.
So thoughts on these cards?