Panini Brings The HOF To You With 2012 Cooperstown Baseball

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is one of the coolest places to go if your a baseball fan.  They have artifacts on display from the early days of the game all the way up to the current time.  I’ve been there three times and its really fun.

Back in February, Panini announced they came to an agreement with the Hall of Fame to produce cards featuring its Hall of Famers and their artifacts.  Its good to see more cards with Hall of Famers on them, but lets face it, its been done many times before and with MLB logos.  What I’m interested to see are the cards about the artifacts.  There are a lot of baseball fans that can’t make it to the Hall of Fame to see these items in person.  Producing cards of the artifacts really brings the Hall of Fame to collectors in a way.  A real nostalgic factor can play in here too.  Pulling a card picturing an item you remember seeing on a trip to Cooperstown with your father could bring back a lot of memories.  The hobby is currently filled with resurrected designs and the same old stuff we see over and over again.  I think this is an interesting way to go.  There is an insert set called “Voices of Summer”.  I asked Panini if Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas was going to be included within it, and they stated they were trying to get him in.

Collectors can look for 2012 Cooperstown Baseball in July.  Each box will contain (1) autograph, (2) commemorative Class Patches, (3) Bronze History cards, (3) Crystal Collection parallels, (2) Voices of Summer inserts, (2) Induction inserts, and (2) Credentials inserts.  The base set will contain 200 cards that includes 20 SP Color Tint cards.  Of coarse cut signatures will be thrown in there too.

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