About a week ago I ripped open the 2013 version, and today we'll take a gander at what's inside a boxed set of 2014 Panini USA Baseball.
81 cards in the base set and this box also boasts nine hits. Let's take a look at the base cards first with card from the 15U portion.
I chose Luken Baker for the 18U segment, because he played in Peoria this past season for the Chiefs.
I had two guys will Illinois ties and I couldn't decided who to represent the collegiate part of the checklist. So, I decided to show off both. Lucky you!
Like the 2013 set, there were three team cards which served as checklists, but they're kind of boring. Thus, no pictures!
To round out the 81 card set there were 12 Game Action cards.
Onto the hits! Each box contains one red-white-&-blue parallel.
I scored two relics. Hunter Greene kicks things off with a plain gray swatch numbered to 99.
This Raymond Gil relic is much sharper looking and it also has a few stitches on the right. This one is numbered to 35. Gil will be a sophomore for the Miami Hurricanes this spring.
Gray Fenter was drafted by the Orioles in the 7th round of the 2015 draft out of high school. He spent all of 2018 in Single-A ball.
Elih Marrero on the other hand knows how to sign a card a little better. Although, it's pretty difficult to make out his name.
A Japanese player was in the previous box and this time we have a representative from Chinese Taipei.
Alejandro Toral is the second member from the 15U squad to sign with the Miami Hurricanes.
Bryan Reynolds was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 by the Giants, but he was then traded to the Pirates in the Andrew McCutchen deal.
Dansby Swanson. Eh. He's a former #1 overall pick of the Diamonbacks. He was traded to the Braves for Shelby Miller and has two full seasons (with some injuries sprinkled in) at shortstop for Atlanta. Honestly, I think Ender Enciarte might be the best player dealt in that trade, as he has one All-Star appearance and three gold gloves.
Ooooh... something new! Blake Paugh is currently a freshman outfielder at the University of Arizona. This card is numbered to 99, but it's the acetate window that makes it stand out!
Double ooooh! A Game Ticket autograph of Thomas Eshelman numbered to 30.
Again, Paninin's USA Baseball is a pretty fun break. It's also kind of like buying a lottery ticket, but in some cases you're going to have to wait a few years (or more) to see what you have. Maybe there's a potential Cub or two in this mix? We'll see!
I still have the 2015 box to break, but all in good time.
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