2013 Select Baseball CardsBrand: Select
Two decades after its debut and 15 years since it was last a standalone set, Select is back on the diamond. 2013 Select Baseball marks the return of another brand made famous in the 1990s. Originally made by Pinnacle, Select last appeared as a baseball set of its own in 1998. A couple of inserts bearing the name popped up, but not a full on release. Until now.
Taking a page from Panini's other resurrected sets, 2013 Select Baseball is higher-end spin that includes lots of autographs and Prizms. Every box is packaged as a pair of seven-pack mini boxes. Master boxes include four autographs, five Prizm parallels and several inserts.
The base set consists of veteran players, but rookies and retired greats are also present, albeit as short prints. Master boxes have a pair of each. The rookie checklist has 50 players, including Yasiel Puig. Parallels include Prizm (#/99), Gold Prizm (#/25) and Black Prizm (1/1).
A total of 75 players are on the Rookie Autographs checklist. Signers include standouts like Wil Myers, Shelby Miller, Jurickson Profar and Gerrit Cole. Basic versions are numbered to either 500 or 750. Prizm parallels are numbered to 99 and Gold Prizms are limited to 25.
Veterans and retired players lend some ink in Signatures. The 100-card checklist has such names as Ken Griffey Jr, Roger Clemens, Stephen Strasburg, Joe Mauer, Yoenis Cespedes, Cal Ripken and Rickey Henderson.
Members of the 2013 MLB Draft star in the 15-card Select Future (1:7 packs). Mark Appel, Kris Bryant and Jonathan Gray are among those in the set.
En Fuego, one of Select's trademark inserts, returns in 2013 Select Baseball. While these used to be done on foil-like Dufex, they're getting a Prizm makeover. Inserted one per mini box, the fiery set focuses on top stars. Other inserts in 2013 Select Baseball include Select Skills (1:7 packs), Thunder Alley (1:7 packs) and Select Team.
Estimated Release Date: 12/13
Product Configuration: 14 packs per box
Price Point: Mid- to High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Prizm Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Collectors Nostalgic for the 1990s
2013 Select Baseball Box Break
- 4 Autographs
- 6 Inserts
- 5 Prizm Parallels
- 2 Rookie Cards
- 2 Retired Player Short Prints