Friday, July 03, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 376: 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions - #12

Barry Larkin
Year:  2013
Brand:  Panini USA Baseball Champions
Card number:  12

I generally stay away from most things Panini (the non-licensed part ruins most of their products for me).  However, given that we are in a long weekend thanks to July 4th, I figured it would be appropriate to show off one of the more patriotic Larkin cards that I haven't yet shown in my collection!

As for this particular card, the USA theme works well because Panini can show off the USA Baseball logo.  I also like the big ol' American flag in the background - very patriotic and fitting with the theme.  The back of the card isn't quite as nice, but I can appreciate the write-up because it taught me something new about Larkin's early career (not easy to do with all the Larkin cards / Larkin write-ups that I own)!  All told, for an unlicensed set I have to say that this card looks really nice - kudos to Panini for this one (too bad so many other Panini offerings have been abysmal train wrecks)!


Sean said...

Having the USA logo and jerseys makes such a big difference compared to the other Panini products.

Happy 4th.

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