2013 Panini Golden Age Baseball SP Variations Guide

2013 Panini Golden Age Baseball SP Variations Guide

2013 Panini Golden Age Baseball SP Variations offer a second take on 25 different athletes and pop culture personalities. Tough pulls, SP variations come with regular slightly tan borders as well as White Border parallels.

While the variations don't follow pattern on the fronts, they are easily to tell on the back. Short prints are noted with an "SP" notation next to the number. With this, some collectors who are apt to chase variations to go with their main sets may treat these as a separate insert set entirely.

Panini has given odds as to how rare the 2013 Panini Golden Age variations are, but early availability suggests that they are tough. This is doubly so when the white parallels are accounted for.

Below is a detailed look at the SP variations, including side-by-side comparisons of what to look for on the card fronts.

2013 Panini Golden Age Baseball SP Variations

2 Billy Sunday

Base: pictured
Variation: not available

6 Henry Ford

Base: pictured
Variation: not available

17 Grantland Rice

Base: pictured
Variation: not available

25 Harry Houdini

Base: wearing suit
Variation: in chains

2013 Panini Golden Age Variations Harry Houdini

28 Jim Bottomley

Base: with bat
Variation: wearing watch (White Border pictured)

31 War Admiral

Base: pictured
Variation: not available

32 Hack Wilson

Base: with bat
Variation: portrait (White Border pictured)

34 Jim Thorpe

Base: suit
Variation: dark shirt

36 George "Spanky" McFarland

Base: close-up
Variation: with camera

40 Walter Hagen

Base: blue sweater
Variation: green sweater (White Border pictured)

45 Bill Terry

Base: arms crossed
Variation: wearing hat

56 Henry Fonda

Base: suit
Variation: trench coat (White Border pictured)

63 Grace Kelly

Base: hair down
Variation: hair back (White Border pictured)

64 Yogi Berra

Base: trophies
Variation: in suit

65 Bobby Richardson

Base: three bats
Variation: one bat (White Border pictured)

66 Walter Cronkite

Base: dark suit jacket
Variation: brown suit jacket

68 Al Kaline

Base: with bat
Variation: no bat (White Border pictured)

76 Laffit Pincay Jr.

Base: red hat
Variation: yellow hat

92 Riva Ridge

Base: pictured
Variation: not available

106 Jim Kiick

Base: white jersey
Variation: teal jersey

114 Bigfoot

Base: headband
Variation: blurry photo

115 Earl Campbell

Base: Houston Oilers
Variation: New Orleans Saints

119 Bo Derek

Base: close-up
Variation: holding pool cue

128 Jan Stephenson

Base: red shirt
Variation: white shirt

136 Thomas Hearns

Base: arm out, turned sideways
Variation: close-up portrait

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