I'm still working on my master set of 2012 Panini Triple Play, but that didn't discourage me from picking up a 28 card rack pack!
Let's rip in!
Triple Play is a low-end product targeted toward your collectors and guys with thin wallets, like myself.
Hey look! Now you, too, can be a Rated Rookie! Sweet! And . . . Tattoos! I've been pulling all kinds of Trout stuff lately. This one definitely is not like the others.
Blue and Red stickers this year. Nice.
I really like the All-Star cards. GCRL also busted a rack pack and pulled a Miggy Cabrera All-Star. I'm not sure just exactly what it is, but I find them very attractive.
Panini brought back the Baseball 101 insert set for another tour. This is a fun card.
Here's a Craig Kimbrel sporting rose colored cheeks and also a shot of one of the back of the cards. It looks like there is a game you can play and Big Papi's card is a homer. I'll have to see if I can track down the rules.
How about a couple of stud pitchers? Plain red background for Strasburg. Boring. Blue stripes for Yu. Less boring.
Purple stripes for Tulo. Hey! Mountains, snow flakes, and something I can't discern for CarGo. That's better!
Hmmmm... Manny Machado looks about 75 and Eric Hosmer appears as though he should invest in a larger hat. I kid, but I do really enjoy the graphics.
And last, but not least, my only Cubs from the pack. Soriano with the Chicago skyline in the background. Nice touch, Panini.
I don't know if I'm I'm going to try to knock out the Triple Play set this year. I think the computerized vector art of the cards would be the driving force if I decided to finish off the 100-card base set. Hopefully, just a few more rack packs and I'll have it! Only time will tell if I pull the trigger. Maybe my wife will send me out on another errand to Target? A guy can hope!