It hasn't taken long for Panini's Immaculate line to assert itself as one of the hobby's best at offering unique memorabilia cards. 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball, the brand's first take on the sport, is no different.
Although the large checklist includes lots of plain jersey swatches that might seem out of place in such a high-end product, there's also lots of patches and pieces of gear not often presented prominently on cards.
Jumbo logo patches, nameplate letters, buttons, bat knobs and bat barrels are all part of the configuration. On top of that, collectors can find randomly inserted cards with massive pieces of game-used cleats, gloves and batting gloves. These sorts of cards bring an element of texture that's been largely overlooked.
The result is plenty of cards that should send player collectors in particular scrambling for singles and spots in group breaks. Many of the top cards have low print runs so once they surface, it's going to be tough to see them again.
While memorabilia might be the key part of 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball, there are lots of autographs as well. Signatures come from a broad mix of veterans, retired greats and young players. Not all are top-tier talents but there are more superstars than a lot of lower-tier releases (as there should be).
Whether you're on the lookout for a cornerstone card for your collection or just taking a peek at what 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball has to offer, here's a real-time hot list. It has the 40 most-watched cards from the set currently up for auction on eBay. The list updates on its own, so you can come and check back regularly to see newly listed cards and track pricing.
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| E-Mail Author 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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