Orioles Hometown Heroes Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Marc on being the lucky winner of the Mike Boddicker 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – City Hall Auto.  Once Marc sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Orioles Hometown Heroes Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Mike Boddicker 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – City Hall Auto.  I never heard back from the collector who won this card before, so it is up for grabs again.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Orioles Hometown Heroes Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Ryan Padden on being the lucky winner of the Mike Boddicker 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – City Hall Auto.  Once Ryan Padden sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Orioles Hometown Heroes Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Mike Boddicker 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – City Hall Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Hometown Heroes Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Nick on being the lucky winner of the Gary Pettis 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – Hometown Signatures Auto.  Once Nick sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Hometown Heroes Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Gary Pettis 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes – Hometown Signatures on-card autograph.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Baseball Box Break & Review

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It definitely has an old school feel to it.  That goes double for the Sportdiscs inserts.  Not only did Panini revive that old brand from the 70’s, but they brought it back using lenticular technology.  Panini included both on-card and sticker autographs.  The on-card autographs came out well and some of the sticker ones look boxy.  I really like the photo variations and all the attention some of the parallels are getting.

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Boxes are currently selling for $84.00.

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You should find at least (3) autographs per box.  That’s in addition to all the parallels and inserts.  It should be noted that this product is geared mainly towards set collectors.

I pulled the following:

Autos

  • Gary Pettis Hometown Signatures
  • Jesse Barfield Hometwon Signatures
  • Mike Greenwell Hometown Signatures
  • Mike Boddicker City Hall

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Base Image Variation SP

  • Yasiel Puig #261

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Parallels

  • Zack Wheeler – State #177
  • Ruben Sierra – State #104
  • Nolan Ryan – State #120
  • Roy Halladay – State #158
  • Lou Brock – State #162
  • Reggie Jackson – State #200
  • Jeff Conine – Zip Code #112
  • Dave Stieb – Zip Code #154
  • David Freese Curtain Call Gold #CC12
  • Terry Francona Call The Shots Gold #CS8
  • Andre Thornton City Hall Gold #CH15
  • Orel Hershiser Nicknames Gold #N9
  • Joe Mauer Homegrown Heroes Gold #HH2
  • Shane Victorino Nicknames Black #N16
  • Dale Murphy City Hall Black #CH9

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Inserts

  • John Kruk Sportdiscs #SD51
  • Miguel Cabrera Sportdiscs #SD23
  • Frank Thomas Sportdiscs #SD38
  • Andrew McCutchen Sportdiscs #SD17
  • Steve Stone Rivalry #R10
  • Orel Hershiser Rivalry #R17
  • Terry Francona Calling The Shots #CS8
  • Nolan Ryan City Hall #CH13
  • Tony Gwynn City Hall #CH12
  • Jim Rice City Hall #CH4
  • Craig Biggio Homegrown Heroes #HH9
  • Edgar Martinez Defining Moments #DM10
  • Yu Darvish Defining Moments #DM15
  • Ken Griffey Jr Defining Moments #DM6
  • Kerry Wood Curtain Call #CC3
  • Luis Gonzalez Curtain Call #CC1
  • Rickey Henderson Curtain Call #CC8
  • Ryne Sandberg Curtain Call #CC13
  • Shane Victorino Nicknames #N16
  • Rickey Henderson Nicknames #N20

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Rookies

  • Yasiel Puig #14
  • Gerrit Cole #137
  • Shelby Miller #142
  • Kevin Gausman #226
  • Mike Zunino #111
  • Manny Machado #195
  • Zack Wheeler #177
  • Jurickson Profar #39
  • Evan Gattis #135
  • Wil Myers #59
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu #251
  • Dylan Bundy #128

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Overall, I give 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes 3.5 baseballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Its probably Panini’s best job at an unlicensed MLB product made for set collectors.  They included quite a few inserts, parallels, and SPs for collectors to chase.  The Sportdiscs cards are cool and can easily be tossed around.  Panini should take this same approach to their Past & Present basketball brand.  This product is loaded with players that would normally be signing autographs during the VIP session of the National Sports Collectors Convention that first night.  That’s all I could think about while busting open these packs.