2012 Panini Prizm Baseball Looks Back at Prominent USA Baseball Alumni

2012 Panini Prizm Baseball Looks Back at Prominent USA Baseball Alumni

It's becoming more and more apparent in the hobby that USA Baseball has showcased a lot of the game's biggest superstars. 2012 Panini Prizm Baseball USA Baseball inserts are further proof. The ten-card set showcases some of the best talents that have played for the national team in recent years. The set has many of the biggest names in the hobby today, including Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Derek Jeter and Stephen Strasburg.

USA Baseball cards aren't very difficult to find. Every 2012 Panini Prizm Baseball hobby box has four of the inserts. Retail boxes have one. That makes building an insert set fairly easy. Even after busting a box or two, it would only take a little work on eBay, at your local shop or show to polish it off.

The cards use a waving American flag in the background, like the similar USA Basketball inserts found in 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball. Players are pictured in their USA Baseball uniforms.

For those wanting a bit more of a chase, there are three levels of parallels. Prizm Refractors are the most plentiful. There are also Green Prizms that can only be found in retail packs. The rarest of the parallels, Gold Prizms, are exclusive to hobby packs. These are limited to just 10 numbered copies.

Seven players also have autographed USA Baseball cards. These have a Refractor-like finish and are numbered to 25.

2012 Panini Prizm Baseball USA Baseball Visual Checklist

Click on the player names to shop for singles on eBay.

USA1 Mike Trout

2012 Panini Prizm Baseball USA Baseball USA1 Mike Trout

USA2 Buster Posey

USA3 Justin Verlander

USA4 Stephen Strasburg

2012 Panini Prizm Baseball USA Baseball USA4 Stephen Strasburg

USA5 Andrew McCutchen

USA6 Clayton Kershaw

USA7 Bryce Harper

USA8 Derek Jeter

USA9 Justin Upton

USA10 Austin Jackson

2012 Panini Prizm Baseball USA Baseball Signatures Prizms Checklist

All cards are numbered to 25.

USAJ Austin Jackson
USAM Andrew McCutchen
USBP Buster Posey
USCK Clayton Kershaw
USJL Justin Upton
USJV Justin Verlander
USMT Mike Trout

2012 Panini Prizm Baseball USA Baseball Autograph Buster Posey

Top eBay Listings

MIKE TROUT 2012 PANINI PRIZM USA BASEBALL #USA1 AC4584
$6.99

MIKE TROUT 2012 USA BASEBALL ROOKIE RC CARD PRIZM #USA1 ANGELS
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2012 Prizm USA Baseball Bryce Harper #USA7 Insert Card
$5.00

2012 PRIZM MIKE TROUT #USA1 USA BASEBALL GRADED GEM MINT 10
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BRYCE HARPER 2012 PRIZM USA REFRACTOR #USA7
$15.96

STEPHEN STRASBURG NATIONALS 2012 PRIZM USA BASEBALL # USA4 GRADED 10
$19.20

AUSTIN JACKSON TIGERS 2012 PRIZM USA BASEBALL # USA10 GRADED 10
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BRYCE HARPER 2012 PANINI PRIZM USA ROOKIE RC CARD LOT x3 NATIONALS
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2012 Panini Prizm Mike Trout USA Baseball PSA 9
$9.99

2012 Prizm Stephen Strasburg USA4 GMA Graded 10 Gem Mint USA Baseball
$9.99

Bryce Harper 2012 Prizm USA Prizm S P Rookie Card Gem Mt 10
$39.00

2012 Derek Jeter Panini Prizm #USA8 Graded Gem Mint 10 USA Baseball Yankees
$7.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2012 Panini PRIZM #USA6 REFRACTOR PARALLEL Los Angeles Dodgers
$6.95

2012 Panini Prizm USA Baseball Bryce Harper Rookie BECKETT BCCG 10 GEM MINT
$9.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER TIGERS 2012 PRIZM USA BASEBALL # USA3 GRADED 10
$19.20

BUSTER POSEY S.F. GIANTS 2012 PRIZM USA BASEBALL # USA2 GRADED 10
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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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