From the second I first heard the name of Panini’s new retro themed set all I could think of was this…
I wish every box played that song when you opened it, but whatever.
So Golden Age is Panini’s answer to the Ginter sets that have been all the rage. It has the requisite mix of baseball stars, various stars from other sports, famous folks and random things like the Lock Ness monster Of all the countless retro sets it is most like UD Goodwin in that it focuses on former stars more so than current players. Something that earns a few extra points with me.
So lets check it out.
To warn you this is an epic post with about 20 scans.
A box will run you about $70, a great price for this type of product.
A nice enough design. I don’t know if this is based on an old design or something they pulled together. The design is simple and looks older. I do like the way they handled the photos, they give it them slightly aged look. My only real complaint is the little red box with the set name. The red is too strong and gold lettering too lite. From a distance it just looks like a red box.
The box was a lot of fun to open. I have never been the biggest fan of retro themed sets but I do like a nice mix of subjects in a set. I am proud to say, with the exception of a few race horses that I knew all the people on my cards.
Here is a rapid fire offering of a mess of these fine cards.
Not much just brought down the president of the United States.
They have some other inserts that are pretty fun.
The breakdown seems to be an auto and relic per box.
The set is cool. like I said I enjoyed opening it and there are some monster hits to be found. The autos are top notch. Panini has been coming correct with a ton of on card sets lately.
This box arrived yesterday and felt right opening it around Christmas, not sure why though.
Thanks again to Tracy.