2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball CardsBrand: Immaculate
After a successful start in basketball, 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball marks the brand's diamond debut. An ultra high-end release in the vein of National Treasures, six-card boxes promise five total autographs and memorabilia cards. Every card in the product is serial numbered, none higher than 99.
The release has several sections devoted to healthy-sized autographed checklists. None are larger than Immaculate Autographs, which has 100 cards numbered to 99 or less. Immaculate Ink (#/99 or less) use acetate card stock. Signatures are done in gold or silver ink on a black tweed-like material, giving the cards a unique look and feel. The checklist includes the likes of Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Cal Ripken Jr, Javier Baez and Carlos Correa.
The Greatest Signatures features on-card signatures from more than a donzen Hall of Famers and retired greats. Among those in the set are Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey Jr, Ripken, Rickey Henderson, George Brett, Mariano Rivera, Chipper Jones and Bo Jackson.
Among the other autographs in 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball are Clubhouse Signatures, All-Star Autographs and Immaculate Heroes.
Memorabilia comes in many forms. Immaculate Swatches (#/99 or less) is the main relic set with nearly 100 veterans, rookies and prospects. Prime parallels are numbered to 99 or less while Premium cards have 20 or fewer copies each and come with pieces like tags and buttons.
Accolades Materials has game-used gear from all-time greats like Lou Gehrig, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Joe DiMaggio. Base versions are numbered to 99 or less while Prime parallels are limited to 25 copies or less.
Some memorabilia cards have as many as four pieces or swatches. Additional themes include Diamond Fabric, Clubhouse Material, The Greatest Materials and Immaculate Jumbo.
While basic jerseys, bats and even patches are commonplace in a lot of products, 2014 Panini Immaculate delves deeper into lockers. Bat Knobs and Bat Nameplates are both extremely rare but represent some of the top cards available in the product. Other memorabilia pieces in the set include cleats, headbands, hats, fielding gloves, batting gloves and headbands. Also in the set are Nameplate Nobility, which have letters found on the backs of jerseys.
Rookies are highlighted in a couple parts of 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball. Rookie Materials (#/99) come with jumbo swatches from Masahiro Tanaka. Rare Prime parallels deliver premium swatches.
Rookie Autograph Materials highlight other members of the 2014 rookie class. A total of 27 rookies are in this part of the set, including Gregory Polanco, Oscar Taveras, Xander Bogaerts and Billy Hamilton. More first-year ink can be found in Rookie Inscriptions (25 cards, #/99 or less). Parallels include Blue (#/10 or less), Holo Gold (#/5 or less) and Platinum (1/1).
Good luck trying to build the base set. It's a challenge. Boxes have just one base card per box -- unless it has a parallel, then it's none. The set checks in at 100 cards, all of which are numbered to 99. Parallels include Blue (#/10), Holo Gold (#/5) and Platinum (1/1).
Estimated Release Date: 9/24/14
Product Configuration: 1 pack per box, 6 cards per pack
Price Point: Ultra High-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Hit Seekers, Autograph Collectors, Baseball Memorabilia Collectors
2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball Box Break
- 5 Numbered Autographs or Memorabilia Cards
- 1 Base Card or Parallel
- 6 Total Cards
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2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball Set Checklist
This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.