In the past days, Panini announced the second installment of its high end baseball product, Prime cuts, promising this time collectors won’t be disappointed.
After touting a product which should have comprised only of hall of famers and great players, in fact, the company came out with boxes full of untested prospects, and all early birds (yep) were frustrated by the outcome of their 250$ spent.
This time, Panini promises a “prospect-free set comprised entirely of Hall of Famers, all-time legends, current MLBPA stars” and 2012 autographed first class rookies.
Notice the “prospect free” tag, here, they were totally flooded by negative comments for the 2011 release.
With the first pictures coming out, you can say they did a good job with this release, with the known limits of not being able to showcase team logos (but you wonder why they put a picture of Griffey with a Reds uniform on a card with a Mariners’ patch..).Prime cuts 2012 will feature a mix of hall of famers and active superstars signing on card autographs, along with relics and other oddities (swatches of a game-worn cap, for example). Booklets are the highlight, of course:
This card of Di Maggio is out of this world, really..but..
But as a early bird who was totally burnt by the 2011 version of Prime cuts, I won’t go anywhere close to this product, even though the price should be lowered, given the 2 card a pack configuration.
I’d rather go for some cards I can afford on the secondary market, but once is enough for me, I won’t get fooled around a second time.