Thursday, December 5, 2013

2013 Baseball Card Windup - What I bought in 2013 Part 4

Continuing to share 2013 cards going into my Reference Album. A couple of Panini sets today.

Hometown Heroes

I only bought 3 packs of this product. I wish I'd bought more. Some of these I shared earlier.

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One of only two Puig cards I have. I imagine his cards will be everywhere next year.

If a set features former players, as well as current and rookie players, I'll generally include one of them in the Reference Album.


There are only 2 parallel sets, States and Zip Codes. I pulled one of the Zip Code cards. You'll understand the name immediately.


Although Kaline's nickname is Mr. Tiger, he was born in Baltimore. This is a parallel. I guess the regular card looks like this but without a black border. There is also a Gold parallel.

The Hometown Heroes Nicknames insert. Hopefully the other cards feature players with more interesting nicknames, then just a play on their name.

Panini Cooperstown

I bought some of this product last year and liked it. I'm not as fond of this year's set.

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The Green Crystal parallel. The Crystal parallels also come in Black, Blue, Gold, and Red.

The finish on these looks a lot like the Bowman Platinum parallels.

Then there are a few parallels with just different colored borders: Orange, Blue and Red. Here's the Orange.

The Panini Cooperstown Historic Tickets insert

The Panini Cooperstown Induction insert.

And, finally, the last insert from this set I have, the Panini Cooperstown International Play.

More Panini next time, with Panini Golden Age.

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