Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crackin' Wax - 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes

In an ongoing effort to fill in the gaps in my collection, every now and then I will buy up some boxes of packs and bust them.

This time I went with a box of 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes. 24 packs, 8 cards per pack. The base cards feature some current stars but mostly retired players with the name of the State / City in which they spent significant playing time.

This is a fun set because it features those players that were local favorites, even if they were not hall of famers or nearly hall of famers. The base card has a retro feel to it, with banners like the 1965 Topps Set, and some bold colors for the borders.

Like other Panini Products, there are no team logos, but you get the idea.



Lots of inserts / subsets:


Stamped parallels with either a state outline, or a Zip Code:

Reggie had both an Oakland and a New York card. He's a hometown hero in lots of places...

This was fun to break, and there was a nice little stack of cards that I will be hanging onto. There are also lots that I will not be holding onto - if you were building this set or were just curious about some of the cards in the set, let me know we can work out a trade for something if I have it!

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  1. Have any Rangers or Catchers you don't need...let me know.

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    1. I bet I do! I'll be putting together some things this weekend to go out in the mail on Monday or Tuesday. I'll let you know what I find that would be up your alley.

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  2. Sportdiscs -- the reboot of a concept (Sportflics) that no one was clamoring for! :-)

    Funny thing is that I make that joke, but I'd love to work a deal with you for the Segura.

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    1. I think I have a few more things you would like - I'll send it over early next week!

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  3. Those nickname cards are cool! I hadn't seen much of this set, it's pretty nice.

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  4. I am definitely working on this set. Take a look at the list I've got. I'm dropping some cards in the mail for you today.

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    1. Awesome! I'll check out your list.

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  5. Love this set. I should try and build that Nicknames insert series sometime.

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  6. This is one of the better value buys out there. Many of the retail boxes yield autos.

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  7. Terrific set, even without the logos. Best baseball thing Panini has done.

    If you have any Dodgers, I'm interested, although I have most of the base set.

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    1. Sure thing - I will set aside the ones I find and let you know. The 5 Dodgers pictured in the post are available if you need them - Mattingly, Hershiser, Kirk Gibson, and the Tommy Lasorda with the gold foil date stamp.

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    2. um, gold foil *State* stamp I mean.

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