I stopped by my LCS over the weekend and picked up a pack of 2013 Pinnacle, which is made by Panini. For some reason there isn't nearly as much ballyhoo around Pinnacle as there is around Allen & Ginter. Perhaps it has something do with the lack of MLB licensing or maybe it's the fifth installment of the Gint-A-Cuffs competition.
No matter, let's crack in!
Batting leadoff, one of the two reasons the Marlins are still on the map: Jose Fernandez.
Next up, Austin Jackson and Brandon Phillips.
Jason Heyward and Mike Napoli. I feel bad for Heyward who will now be consuming his meals through a straw for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Ouch.
Here's where the pack starts getting interesting:
Regardless, it's a slick looking card, and it's shininess certainly brightens up this set!
Oh, and yes, that's the same picture of Strasburg that is featured on the pack wrapper. Kind of cool.
Last but not least, the best card of the pack for this Ryno collector:
The darkness of the cards aside, I'm happy with the pack: a Jose Fernandez rookie, a Gio insert, a shiny Strasburg, and my 683rd different Ryne Sandberg. Nice.