2013 Pinnacle Baseball represents the come back of certainly one of the brands synonymous with sports card collecting in the 1990s. Regardless of the fact that it’s also been often linked very recently in hockey, the prior Pinnacle baseball card set came out in 1998. Not simply is Panini rebuilding the Pinnacle name, but several familiar inserts at the same time.
Leading the familiarity are a pair of base set parallels: Museum Collection and Artist’s Proofs. Museum Collection have a unique foil look that had been called Dufex. Today, Panini uses the name Nufex as the printing process is a little bit diverse. Artist’s Proofs come with a stamp noting their parallel status. 2013 Pinnacle Baseball hobby boxes have three Museum Collection cards and a pair of Artist’s Proofs.
Slugfest (1:12 packs) is one of Pinnacle’s best known insert sets. Focusing on baseball’s top home run hitters, the cards are accented by a Nufex design. Other returning inserts include Team Pinnacle (1:12 packs), Swing for the Fences (1:12 packs) and Behind the Numbers (1:24 packs). While not entirely brand new, Team 2020 (1:8 packs) is an expansion of the Team 2000 inserts from 1992 Pinnacle Baseball. The cards focus on young stars.
Awaiting the Call (1:6 packs) looks at ten players with backgrounds worthy of Cooperstown. Pinnacle of Success (1:8 packs) is an acetate insert that commemorates 16 stars who are at the top of their careers. The Hit King Die-Cuts is a five-card set dedicated exclusively to baseball’s all-time hit leader, Pete Rose. Other inserts in 2013 Pinnacle Baseball include Position Powers (1:12 packs), Clear Vision (1:8 packs) and Aces (1:24 packs).
2013 Pinnacle Baseball hobby boxes also have a pair of autographs.
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Autograph Collectors, Insert Collectors, Nostalgic Card Collectors
2013 Pinnacle Baseball Box Break
2 Artist’s Proofs
3 Museum Collection
192 Total Cards
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