Although they apparently didn't get the Leaf Brand when they bought out Donruss, Panini apparently did get the Pinnacle Brand. When I saw that there would be 2013 Pinnacle I thought of nice, full-bleed printed cards with lots of parallels and inserts. 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
I picked up 4 packs at Target at $2.99 per 8-card pack. Not terribly expensive but certainly a higher end card than Panini Triple Play (another 1990's brand brought back to life).
I'm pretty disappointed in the cards, both from a design standpoint and a photograph selection standpoint.
What about the photography choices. I got 28 base cards from the 4 packs. All but two of the feature a player batting or a player pitching. When you seen either of these poses, you've pretty much seen the whole set.
There are several parallels to the 200-card set - Artist's Proof (another reincarnation from the '90s), Artist's Proof Blue, and Die-Cut. There is also a 150-card Museum Proof set which, I guess, just covers the non-rookie part of the set. Here's an Artist's Proof. I pulled 2 of them.
There are a lot of insert cards and I understand there is supposed to be an insert in each pack. Along with the 2 Artist's Proof inserts, I pulled 3 more.
And finally, this.