2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball Cards

2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball Cards

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Back for a third year, 2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball is so much more than baseball. A pop culture tribute to sports and entertainment through the 1980s, it's about nostalgia. From designs to insert concepts to the checklist, what's old is new again. Hobby boxes deliver both an autograph and a memorabilia card as well as a bunch of inserts.

The  2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball base set has 150 cards. This includes diamond standouts as well as some big names from the realms of history, music, movies, TV and other sports. The checklist includes such varied names as Ty Cobb, silent film legend Harold Lloyd, Charlton Heston and Johnny Cash. Even Mayberry's finest deputy, Don Knotts is in the set. There are also ten base set variations.

The base set has only a handful of traditional parallels. White are the most common, landing 1:20 packs. Other regular-sized parallels include First 50 (#/50) and Black (1/1).

There are still plenty of other parallels, only these are tobacco-sized mini cards. They come with seven different back styles: Hindu Brown (1:3 packs), Hindu Red (1:8 packs), Mono Blue (1:4 packs), Mono Green (1:6 packs), Croft's Swiss Milk Cocoa (1:24 packs), Smith's Mello Mint (1:48 packs) and Panini Logo (1/1).

Autographs are led by the on-card Historic Signatures. Like the base set, the subjects reach far beyond just baseball players. Among the notable names slated for the 50-card set are a couple of Hollywood legends who are making their first autographed card debuts, Dick Van Dyke and Sophia Loren. Fans of The Dukes of Hazzard can chase signatures from John Schneider (Beau), Tom Wopat (Luke) and Catherine Bach (Daisy). This is the first time all three have had autographs in the same set. Another TV icon, Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H's Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan) also makes her autograph debut.

Other autographs in 2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball include Historic Cuts, which are cut signatures numbered to 20 or less. The checklist has just four subjects: Phil Cavarretta, Charles O. Finley, Curt Gowdy and Gil McDougald. Classic Buyback Signatures use original cards from sets like The Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, The Six Million Dollar Man and M*A*S*H.

Museum Age returns to deliver the relic content. Inserted one per hobby box, each card comes with a piece of memorabilia embedded into it. Notable names in the 40-card set are Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Kennedy, Patsy Cline and Jack Ruby.

2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball has a handful of basic insert sets as well: Fan Craze (eight cards, 1:12 packs), Headlines (nine cards, 1:12 packs), Newsmakers (eight cards, 1:24 packs) and 1913 National (12 cards, 1:12 packs). There is also Star Stamps (30 cards, 1:12 packs). Each card in this set has four athletes, historical events or celebrities.

The product is rounded out by both box toppers and box bottom cards. Every hobby box comes with either a 5 x 7 Box Topper that features someone who isn't in the base set or a perforated three-card Darby Chocolate Panel. 5 x 7 cards also have randomly inserted memorabilia parallels that are numbered to 50. Every hobby box also has a three-card panel printed on the bottom of the box.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 6 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Old-Time Baseball Fans, Hobby Historians, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders, Pop Culture Fanatics

2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Memorabilia Card or Additional Autograph
  • 9 Inserts
  • 1 White Parallel
  • 24 Mini Cards
  • 1 Box Topper
  • 145 Total Cards

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Set Checklist

2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: White, 1st Fifty #/50, Black 1/1
MINI PARALLEL CARDS: Hindu Red Back, Hindu Brown Back, Croft's Swiss Milk Cocoa, Smith's Mello-Mint, MONO Brand Blue Back, MONO Brand Green Back, Black Aqueous Panini Logo Back 1/1

1 Cy Young - Boston Red Sox
2 King Kelly - Chicago White Stockings
3 Dan Brouthers - Detroit Wolverines
4 Harry Wright - Cincinnati Red Stockings
5 Butch Cassidy
6 Sundance Kid
7 Doc Holliday
8 Rube Waddell - Philadelphia Athletics
9 Jim Thorpe - New York Giants
10 Ulysses S. Grant - President of the United States
11 Ed Delahanty - Washington Senators
12 Christy Mathewson - New York Giants
13 John Pemberton
14 Eddie Plank - Philadelphia Athletics
15 John McGraw - New York Giants
16 P.T. Barnum
17 Willis Carrier
18 William McKinley
19 Addie Joss - Cleveland Naps
20 Captain Edward Smith
21 Model T Ford
22 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
23 Lusitania
24 C.W. Post
25 Joe Jackson - Chicago White Sox
26 Sleepy Bill Burns - Washington
27 Kid Gleason - Chicago White Sox
28 Frank Baker - Philadelphia Athletics
29 King Tut's Tomb
30 Harold Lloyd
31 Connie Mack - Philadelphia Athletics
32 Zack Wheat - Brooklyn Dodgers
33 Fatty Arbuckle
34 Nap Lajoie - Cleveland Indians
35 Casey Stengel - New York Yankees
36 Lefty Grove - Philadelphia Athletics
37 Dizzy Dean - St. Louis Cardinals
38 Mark Koenig - New York Yankees
39 Rube Marquard - New York Giants
40 Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
41 Claudette Colbert
42 Assault
43 Moe Berg
44 Lon Chaney Jr.
45 Fay Wray
46 Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra
47 William Randolph Hearst
48 Baseball Hall of Fame - Museum
49 Orson Welles
50 Kenesaw Mountain Landis - No Team
51 Tom Harmon - Michigan
52 Eddie Gaedel - St. Louis Browns
53 Patsy Cline
54 Red Pollard
55 Enos Slaughter - St. Louis Cardinals
56 Joe Louis
57 Rita Hayworth
58 Ernie Nevers - Chicago Cardinals
59 Dom DiMaggio - Boston Red Sox
60 Bob Lemon - Cleveland Indians
61 Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch - Los Angeles Rams
62 Josh Gibson - Homestead Grays
63 Dead Sea Scrolls
64 Rabbit Maranville - Pittsburgh Pirates
65 Chuck Connors
66 Tommy Lasorda - Brooklyn Dodgers
67 Eddie Waitkus - Chicago Cubs
68 Jack Johnson
69 Buddy Holly
70 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner - Chicago Bears
71 Tony Dow
72 Ken Osmond
73 Ernie Banks - Kansas City Monarchs
74 Harvey Haddix - Pittsburgh Pirates
75 Liberace
76 Vada Pinson - Cincinnati Reds
77 Northern Dancer
78 Don Knotts
79 Geese Ausbie - Harlem Globetrotters
80 Robin Roberts - Philadelphia Phillies
81 Rocky Colavito - Detroit Tigers
82 Martin Luther King Jr.
83 Jerry West - Los Angeles Lakers
84 Jacqueline Kennedy
85 Jack Ruby
86 Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds
87 Junior Johnson
88 Mackinac Bridge
89 Phil Cavarretta - Chicago Cubs
90 Marques Haynes - Harlem Globetrotters
91 Vivien Leigh
92 Bob Hayes - Dallas Cowboys
93 Jim Bouton - New York Yankees
94 Charlton Heston
95 Pat Priest
96 Curt Flood - St. Louis Cardinals
97 Willie Horton - Detroit Tigers
98 Angela Cartwright
99 Bill Mumy
100 Marta Kristen
101 Bill Russell - Boston Celtics
102 Frank Robinson - Baltimore Orioles
103 Gene Tierney
104 Butch Patrick
105 Jimi Hendrix
106 Jackie Gleason
107 Haystacks Calhoun
108 Gaylord Perry - Cleveland Indians
109 Bill Shoemaker
110 Cadillac Ranch
111 Mike Lookinland
112 Susan Olsen
113 Christopher Knight
114 Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies
115 Angie Dickinson
116 Great Sphinx of Giza
117 Phil Niekro - Atlanta Braves
118 Charlene Tilton
119 Ronald Reagan - Team USA (Americana)
120 Dusty Baker - Los Angeles Dodgers
121 Catherine Bach
122 Alydar
123 Jorge Velasquez
124 Jake LaMotta
125 Richard Dreyfuss
126 Oscar Gamble - New York Yankees
127 Lee Majors
128 Lindsay Wagner
129 Bucky Dent - New York Yankees
130 Willie Nelson
131 Farrah Fawcett
132 D. Wayne Lukas
133 Dave Kingman - San Francisco Giants
134 Mickey Rivers - New York Yankees
135 Artis Gilmore - Chicago Bulls
136 Frederick Valentich
137 Tatum O'Neal
138 Steve Yeager - Los Angeles Dodgers
139 Davey Lopes - Los Angeles Dodgers
140 Spectacular Bid
141 Chris McCarron
142 Gary Carter - Montreal Expos
143 George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
144 Michael Spinks
145 Joey Ramone
146 Loretta Swit
147 Nolan Ryan - Alvin High School
148 Steve Yzerman - Detroit Red Wings
149 Hank Williams
150 Terry Bradshaw - Pittsburgh Steelers

Base Variations Set Checklist

10 cards

19 Addie Joss - Cleveland Naps
40 Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
42 Assault
75 Liberace
83 Jerry West - Los Angeles Lakers
84 Jacqueline Kennedy
102 Frank Robinson - Los Angeles Dodgers
121 Catherine Bach
140 Spectacular Bid
149 Hank Williams

1913 National Game Set Checklist

12 crds
1:12 packs

1 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
2 George Brett - Kansas City Royals
3 Goose Goslin - Detroit Tigers
4 Joe Medwick - St. Louis Cardinals
5 Josh Gibson - Homestead Grays
6 Eddie Plank - Philadelphia Athletics
7 Willie Stargell - Pittsburgh Pirates
8 Zack Wheat - Brooklyn Superbas
9 Gabby Hartnett - Chicago Cubs
10 Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds
11 Frank Baker - Philadelphia Athletics
12 Nolan Ryan - Alvin High School

Fan Craze Set Checklist

8 cards
1:12 packs

1 Joe Louis
2 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
3 Tom Harmon - Michigan
4 Christy Mathewson - New York Giants
5 Whitey Ford - New York Yankees
6 Tatum O'Neal
7 Alydar
8 Gene Tierney

Headlines Set Checklist

9 cards
1:12 packs

1 John Pemberton
2 Kenesaw Mountain Landis
3 Franklin D. Roosevelt
4 1958 NFL Championship Game
5 Hawaii Becomes 50th State
6 John F. Kennedy
7 The Beatles
8 Monday Night Football
9 Nolan Ryan

Historic Cuts Set Checklist

4 cards
Serial Numbered #/20 or less

1 Phil Cavarretta - Chicago Cubs #/ 20
2 Charles O. Finley - Oakland A's #/ 12
3 Curt Gowdy - Boston Red Sox #/ 3
4 Gil McDougald - New York Yankees #/ 15

Historic Signatures Set Checklist

1 Charlene Tilton
2 Tony Dow
3 Ken Osmond
4 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs
5 Willie Horton - Detroit Tigers
6 Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies
7 Richie Hebner - Pittsburgh Pirates
8 Bill Mumy
9 Angela Cartwright
10 Marta Kristen
11 Tom Wopat
12 Bo Derek
13 Dave Kingman - Chicago Cubs
14 Bucky Dent - New York Yankees
15 Lee Majors
16 Lindsay Wagner
17 Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds
18 Angie Dickinson
19 Butch Patrick
20 Marques Haynes - Harlem Globetrotters
21 Pat Priest
22 Susan Olsen
23 Christopher Knight
24 Mike Lookinland
25 Artis Gilmore - Chicago Bulls
26 Dusty Baker - Los Angeles Dodgers
27 Jim Bouton - New York Yankees
28 Steve Yeager - Los Angeles Dodgers
29 Jorge Velasquez
30 John Schneider
31 Loretta Swit
32 Tatum O'Neal
33 Laffit Pincay
35 Rocky Colavito - Detroit Tigers
36 Dave Parker - Pittsburgh Pirates
37 Oscar Gamble - New York Yankees
38 Chris McCarron
39 George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
40 Jake LaMotta
41 Mickey Rivers - New York Yankees
42 Catherine Bach
43 Rick Monday - Los Angeles Dodgers
44 Frank Robinson - Baltimore Orioles
45 Dick Van Dyke
46 Junior Johnson
47 D. Wayne Lukas
48 Michael Spinks
49 Davey Lopes - Los Angeles Dodgers
50 Geese Ausbie - Harlem Globetrotters

Leader of the Pack Set Checklist

1 Frank Sinatra

Legends of Music Set Checklist

8 cards

1 Hank Williams
2 Liberace
3 Willie Nelson
4 Joey Ramone
5 Hank Williams
6 Liberace
7 Willie Nelson
8 Willie Nelson

Memphis King Red/Blue Set Checklist

2 cards
There is a Red and Blue version.

1 Elvis Presley

Museum Age Collection Set Checklist

38 cards
1 per box

1 Vivien Leigh
2 Angie Dickinson
3 Buddy Holly
4 Vada Pinson - Cincinnati Reds
5 Dave Kingman - Chicago Cubs
6 Jack Ruby
7 Michael Spinks
8 Farrah Fawcett
9 Ron Santo - Chicago Cubs
10 Juan Marichal - San Francisco Giants
11 Charlton Heston
12 Fay Wray
13 Gary Carter - Montreal Expos
15 Catherine Bach
16 Claudette Colbert
17 Lon Chaney Jr.
18 Orson Welles
19 Ed Kranepool - New York Mets
20 Geese Ausbie - Harlem Globetrotters
21 Marta Kristen
22 Bill Mumy
23 Junior Johnson
24 Pat Priest
25 Lee Majors
26 Lindsay Wagner
27 Enos Slaughter - New York Yankees
28 Patsy Cline
29 Frankie Frisch - St. Louis Cardinals
30 Susan Olsen
31 Christopher Knight
32 Mike Lookinland
33 Charlene Tilton
34 Sparky Anderson - Cincinnati Reds
35 Tommy Lasorda - Brooklyn Dodgers
36 Jacqueline Kennedy
37 Dizzy Dean - St. Louis Cardinals
38 Gene Tierney
39 Harvey Haddix - Pittsburgh Pirates

Newsmakers Set Checklist

8 cards
1:24 packs

1 The Wright Brothers
2 Henry Ford
3 Man o' War
4 Franklin D. Roosevelt
5 Joe Louis
6 Yogi Berra
7 Martin Luther King Jr.
8 Farrah Fawcett

Star Stamps Set Checklist

30 cards
1:12 packs

1 Captain Edward Smith
Titanic
Lusitania
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Titanic
2 Eddie Plank - Philadelphia Athletics
Rube Waddell - Philadelphia Athletics
Addie Joss - Cleveland Naps
Lefty Williams - Chicago White Sox
3 Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers
Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox
Catfish Hunter - Oakland A's
Willie Horton - Detroit Tigers
4 Joe Morgan - Cincinnati Reds
Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds
Tony Perez - Cincinnati Reds
5 Fatty Arbuckle
Fay Wray
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
Vivien Leigh
6 Steve Carlton - San Francisco Giants
Tom Seaver - New York Mets
Juan Marichal - San Francisco Giants
Phil Niekro - Atlanta Braves
Steve Carlton - St. Louis Cardinals
7 Jacqueline Kennedy
Elizabeth Montgomery
Loretta Swit
Vivien Leigh
8 Bobby Jones
Hack Wilson - Chicago Cubs
Man o' War
Red Grange - Chicago Bears
9 Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals
Tom Harmon - Michigan
Dom DiMaggio - Boston Red Sox
Joe Louis
10 Henry Ford
Joseph Pulitzer
William Randolph Hearst
C.W. Post
Henry Ford
11 Nolan Ryan - California Angels
Reggie Jackson - Oakland A's
Bill Mazeroski - Pittsburgh Pirates
Reggie Jackson - California Angels
Richie Ashburn - Philadelphia Phillies
12 Casey Stengel - Brooklyn Dodgers
Connie Mack - Philadelphia Athletics
Kid Gleason - Chicago White Sox
John McGraw - New York Giants
13 Kenesaw Mountain Landis - No Team
Swede Risberg - Chicago White Sox
Eddie Cicotte - Chicago White Sox
Happy Felsch - Chicago White Sox
14 Jerry West - Los Angeles Lakers
John Havlicek - Boston Celtics
Bill Russell - Boston Celtics
George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
15 Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians
Early Wynn - Cleveland Indians
Robin Roberts - Philadelphia Phillies
Bob Lemon - Cleveland Indians
Early Wynn - Chicago White Sox
16 Gabby Hartnett - Chicago Cubs
Gary Carter - Montreal Expos
Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
Yogi Berra - New York Yankees
17 Bill Shoemaker
Eddie Arcaro
Northern Dancer
Citation
18 Claudette Colbert
Grace Kelly
Jacqueline Kennedy
Rita Hayworth
19 Jack Johnson
Joe Frazier
John L. Sullivan
Joe Louis
20 Fay Wray
Pat Priest
Vivien Leigh
Lon Chaney Jr.
22 George Kell - Detroit Tigers
Tom Tresh - New York Yankees
Yogi Berra - New York Yankees
Willie Horton - Detroit Tigers
23 Bobby Jones
Gene Tunney
Jim Thorpe - New York Giants
Walter Hagen
24 Brooks Robinson - Baltimore Orioles
George Brett - Kansas City Royals
Eddie Mathews - Milwaukee Braves
Mike Schmidt - Philadelphia Phillies
25 Harry S. Truman - Team USA (Americana)
Ulysses S. Grant - President of the United States
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Team USA (Americana)
Theodore Roosevelt - Team USA (Americana)
26 George Brett - Kansas City Royals
Nolan Ryan - California Angels
Orlando Cepeda - Atlanta Braves
Robin Yount - Milwaukee Brewers
27 Enos Slaughter - St. Louis Cardinals
Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians
Monte Irvin - New York Giants
Willie Stargell - Pittsburgh Pirates
28 Cy Young - Boston Red Sox
Joe Jackson - Chicago White Sox
Christy Mathewson - New York Giants
Zack Wheat - Brooklyn Robins
29 Bill Mumy
Butch Patrick
Marta Kristen
Pat Priest
30 Dick Van Dyke
Don Knotts
Henry Winkler
Jackie Gleason

5x7 Box Topper Set Checklist

12 cards
1:40 packs

1 Jimi Hendrix
2 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
3 Warren Spahn - Milwaukee Braves
4 Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants
5 George H. W. Bush - President of the United States
6 Johnny Carson
7 Gene Tunney
8 Joe Medwick - St. Louis Cardinals
9 Duke Snider - Brooklyn Dodgers
10 Rodney Dangerfield
11 Jacqueline Kennedy
12 Joe Frazier

5x7 Box Topper Memorabilia Set Checklist

11 cards
Serial Numbered #50 or less

2 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox #/ 50
3 Warren Spahn - Milwaukee Braves #/ 10
4 Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants #/ 50
5 George H. W. Bush #/ 50
6 Johnny Carson #/ 50
7 Gene Tunney #/ 20
8 Joe Medwick - St. Louis Cardinals #/ 40
9 Duke Snider - Brooklyn Dodgers #/ 25
10 Rodney Dangerfield #/ 50
11 Jacqueline Kennedy #/ 50
12 Joe Frazier #/ 50

Darby Chocolate 3-card Panel Box Toppers Set Checklist

30 cards
1:60 packs

1 Bobby Jones
2 Walter Hagen
3 Byron Nelson
4 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
5 Jim Thorpe - New York Giants
6 Nap Lajoie - Philadelphia Athletics
7 Whirlaway
8 Eddie Arcaro
9 Citation
10 Eddie Cicotte - Chicago White Sox
11 Joe Jackson - Chicago White Sox
12 Swede Risberg - Chicago White Sox
13 Ulysses S. Grant
14 Douglas MacArthur
15 Dwight D. Eisenhower
16 Christy Mathewson - New York Giants
17 Cy Young - Boston Red Sox
18 Lefty Grove - Philadelphia Athletics
19 Jack Johnson -
20 Joe Louis
21 Jake LaMotta
22 Dizzy Dean - St. Louis Cardinals
23 Zack Wheat - Brooklyn Dodgers
24 Rube Marquard - New York Giants
25 Rabbit Maranville - Pittsburgh Pirates
26 Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
27 Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
28 Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
29 Ted Simmons - St. Louis Cardinals
30 Gary Carter - Montreal Expos

Box Bottoms Set Checklist

9 cards
1 per hobby box

1 Hack Wilson - Chicago Cubs
2 Gallant Fox
3 Red Grange - Chicago Bears
4 Nap Lajoie - Cleveland Indians
5 Jack Johnson
6 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner - Chicago Bears
7 Dan Brouthers - Detroit Wolverines
8 Jacqueline Kennedy
9 Ernie Nevers - Chicago Cardinals

Classic Buyback Autographs Set Checklist

9 cards

1 Charlene Tilton
2 Tony Dow
3 Ken Osmond
4 Loretta Swit
5 Lee Majors
6 Lindsay Wagner
7 Catherine Bach
8 John Schneider
9 Tom Wopat

Product Review

2014 Panini Golden Age Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Gorgeous base set, intriguing autograph signers, plenty of nods to the past.

Bad: Inserts aren’t as compelling as last year, too many levels of mini parallels.

The Bottom Line: Golden Age continues to be one of my favorite brands in the entire hobby. Granted, I’m a fan of the non-baseball stuff. Top to bottom, the cards look great. It takes the nostalgia theme and runs with it. Every pack feels as though there’s something different. And how can you complain about a set of baseball cards that has Joey Ramone?

Staff Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.8/5.0

Have I mentioned how good 2014 Panini Golden Age looks? The base set is near-perfect save for the small “Manufactured by” note that’s out of place on the front. The elegant colors and lines take you way back. But it’s bright enough that it fits with the subjects that hail from the 1960s and ‘70s. It works on several levels.

Most of the inserts are solid as well. My favorite design for these can be found in the Headlines set. Mimicking a newspaper layout, something that’s not new on cards, it’s simple to an art.

If you’re willing to overlook Dick Van Dyke, all of the autographs are on-card, another big plus for the product.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

It’s the checklist that makes Golden Age so eclectic. While there’s a noticeable lack of big-money cards, that’s not a bad thing. This is a product that has more niche appeal than Topps Allen & Ginter. It strikes a nostalgic chord. As a result, it’s not so much about the mojo or whatever you want to call it.

Last year, the Bad News Bears were a focal point. 2014 Panini Golden Age doesn’t top that. However, it does spread a wider median when it comes to autograph signers. There are more signers that have wider appeal, although none that should command huge sums.

2013 Golden Age had several basic inserts I found myself chasing, including the Playing Cards. While I still like a lot of what 2014 has to offer in this department, I don’t feel the need to chase them. Also, there are too many levels of mini parallels. Given the composition of the product, I think it’d be better served going with one or two rather than the handful that there are.

Value: 3.5/5.0

2014 Panini Golden Age is one of the cheaper products on the market. And if you wait, prices will likely dip some more in the months ahead. That takes away a lot of the risk that comes with high-dollar products where a box’s worth is often (perhaps, unfairly) based on the hits. You’re not going to make a lot of money breaking Golden Age but there is enough niche appeal that you’re likely not to lose much either.

The Fun Factor: 4.8/5.0

If you’re like me and you’re happy mixing sports and pop culture for a nostalgia fix, it’s tough not to love 2014 Panini Golden Age. And I mean love. From the gorgeous images and designs that pull out the iconic personalities to the fun autographs and all the little things in between, this remains one of my go-to brands and one I can’t wait for next year.

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2014 Panini Golden Age Baseball Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2014-08-14T13:15:01+00:00 rating 4.3 out of 5

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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Is there a print run of the classic buyback autographs? I believe I just pulled the Catherine Bach. Not sure how many there are but the auto looks good and there is the indention of the stamp for it being an authentic buyback.

    How happy or disappointed should I be?

  2. What happened to Johnny Cash? He was one of the cards I was looking forward to getting and he’s not in the set. Overall, I like the product, but it doesn’t seem as fun as last year’s. Might be the lack of Bad News Bears and 3 Stooges. Or it might be the lack of Johnny Cash.

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