They may not have an MLB license but Panini America does have the contract to produce cards of players in their Team USA uniforms, including some former big leaguers. They’ll utilize it with 2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball, set for release on March 15.
The product should include cards of numerous 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate and 18U National Team players who are projected to go in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
Each five-pack box will have eight cards with five autographs or memorabilia cards and five parallels.
Stars & Stripes will include a 100-card base set with parallels including Longevity Holo Foil versions (14 card checklist of 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate & 18U National Team players drafted in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft) and printing plates. Overall, the checklist will include players on the current USA baseball teams and names from the past who went on to big league careers.
Autographs and Relics
The autographs will be drawn from a mix of top prospects, draft picks, future draft picks and alumni who wore the red, white and blue.
The Alumni Signatures subset will feature on-card autographs and include well-known Team USA alums with limited parallel versions signed in red & green Ink.
Jumbo Swatch Silhouette Signatures is a 200-card insert set of signed cards combined with jumbo patch swatches including, prime parallel patches and Gold Ink Autographs of the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, 18U National Team, 15U National Team & USA Baseball 14U & 17U Development Teams and alumni.
The Stars and Stripes Signatures subset consists of 100 cards featuring the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate and 18U National Team & alumni, including limited parallels featuring prime, buttons and laundry tags.
Collegiate National Team Signatures is a 44-card set with on-card signatures of the Collegiate and 18U National Teams. There will be limited black, red and green parallels signed in black, red and green Ink.
Among the memorabilia cards will be Quad Materials, featuring four players and four swatches with limited prime versions numbered to 25 or less.