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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Licensed Panini Baseball

As collectors we are always looking for ways to find the cards we desire at the best price possible. From scouring auctions to hitting card shows/shops, we are always looking for that great deal.  The best case scenario is when the card companies bring the deal to you!



2016 National Treasures Collegiate Gerrit Cole Auto /49

The last couple of years Panini has created a few collegiate oriented sets like Contenders and National Treasures Collegiate.  Both sets are really nice.  The thing is very few people care about college baseball. 

Obviously the big benefit is the licensing.  Photos of guys looking like they are wearing plain pajamas are replaced by bright, vibrant college uniforms such as this Gerrit Cole.  The issue is that this is likely eliminating a good portion of team collectors.  You can find singles of good players for pennies on the dollar.

For collectors like myself this is great.  I classify myself as a Pirates collector but in the loosest of ways. This is a cool card of  a current Pirate and I wanted it.  It only set me back $6. I know I saw several Kyle Schwarber Indiana University autos for much cheaper than the Cubs equivalent. Take a look, you may find something.  

Thanks for reading! 

8 comments:

  1. Nick pick up. There is definitely a deal to be found with college baseball products.

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    1. oh yeah. Love finding those good deals.

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  2. Can't beat a Cole auto for only $6. Great pickup

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    1. I bought it from a guy that had a ton of National Treasures stuff. That set is so fun to buy on eBay.

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    2. Back in 2014 I bought probably a case worth of low numbered singles I wanted for the price of a single box. Stargell Cut Auto booklets, TONS of Cutch & Cole, nickname cards, etc. I LOVE NT!!!!

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    3. I remember posting about that. I fell in love with the notable nickname cards.

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  3. I like the comparison of the airbrushing of uniforms to pajamas. Good one. Nice card, too.

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