Much like its Elite Extra Edition Baseball sibling, Panini America’s Contenders Draft Picks Baseball franchise is nothing short of a prospecting paradise for hardball hobbyists looking to get in on the ground floor of the game’s bright future. Rich with autographs from the top draft picks of 2018 as well as from baseball’s all-time greats, 2018 Contenders Draft Picks Baseball arrives in early October delivering, on average, six autographs, one parallel and a combination of 100 Season Ticket base cards, variations and inserts in each hobby box (18 cards per pack, six packs per box, 12 boxes per case).
In addition to some of the first ink from this year’s top draft picks, this product capitalizes on its Contenders roots by delivering a chase-worthy array of parallels, including the fabled Cracked Ice. The 25-card Season Ticket base set features current and retired stars in their collegiate uniforms and the Draft Ticket, Prospect Ticket and International Ticket sets provide ample opportunity to chase today autographs of tomorrow’s stars.
The highlights of 2018 Contenders Draft Picks Baseball are many and include . . .
- The Draft Ticket insert offers on-card autographs from most of the Day One draftees from the 2018 Draft and features Base (numbered to 99 or less), Cracked Ice (numbered to 23 or less), Playoff (numbered to 15 or less) and Championship 1/1 parallels.
- Old School Color Signatures features autographs from former baseball greats in their college uniforms.
- Collegiate Connections Signatures features autographs from two recently drafted players from the same university.
- Find the most anticipated international players, including the first autographs of top prospect Juan Pablo Martinez, in the International Ticket insert.
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