There are many things about next week’s release of 2015 Elite Baseball that longtime brand loyalists will expect from a product that’s been a baseball-card industry staple for almost two decades, including such inserts as Throwback Threads and Back 2 Back Jacks, an array of colorful parallels and a stacked roster of autographs and memorabilia. But a few twists — most notably the Collegiate Elite insert and the random insertion of on-card autographs from 2015 Prizm Baseball that missed packout for that product — should generate a new level of excitement for a release that appeals equally to veteran collectors and newcomers alike.
For many hardcore hardball collectors, Wednesday simply can’t get here fast enough. For Wednesday, you see, is the day Panini America’s 2015 Prizm Baseball releases to a hungry fan base seemingly champing at the bit to rip into the colorful, compelling and stacked release. Boasting a bevy of new Prizm paralllels (including baseball’s debut of Tie-Dye Prizms and Black & White Checkered Prizms) and a loaded, predominantly hard-signed autograph checklist, 2015 Prizm Baseball is equipped to be the best Prizm Baseball to date.
Set to release one week from tomorrow, the first standalone Diamond Kings release in 10 years delivers a stirring artistic tribute to the game’s greatest legends, biggest current stars and hottest rookies with a product that’s as rich in autograph and memorabilia content as it is in design and aesthetics. Of course, having the original diamond king — the legendary Babe Ruth — on board to help reintroduce this collecting classic doesn’t hurt, either.
Beginning this weekend in Florida, Panini America officials will throw out the proverbial first pitch on the 2015 Panini Spring Training Road Trip, a two-state, cross-country event that enters its second year as an invaluable resource for the company to acquire autographs, images and other content from the best young players in baseball that will drive products all season long.
Atop the signing priority list for the dozens of young players Panini America will interact with during the next two weeks: 2015 Prizm Baseball. One of baseball’s most popular products is primed for a blockbuster return this summer and will be bolstered by an arresting array of new Prizm parallels, a stacked roster of on-card autographs . . . and the baseball debut of Tie Dye Prizms.
For many passionate baseball fans, the official first pitch for the 2015 collecting season comes Wednesday with the release of Panini America’s 2015 Donruss Baseball. A collecting staple for more than 30 years, the Donruss Baseball franchise has long been one of the most endearing aspects of any new season. The packed 2015 edition promises to be no different.