Panini is bringing its Prizm brand to baseball.
After a three-year hiatus as a standalone product, there will be boxes of Prizm on store shelves by the middle of May.
2019 Panini Prizm Baseball Basics and Base Set
Popular in football and basketball, Prizm will be printed on Panini’s Opti-Chrome technology, meaning plenty of shiny looking cards. Each box (around $120 online) will have 12 packs with 12 cards in each. The base set will be fairly expansive with 300 cards in all.
“Parallels Gone Wild” seems to be the theme here with 20 different Prizm colors available. Most will be available in hobby boxes but some will be exclusive to retail boxes and fat packs you can find at Target, Walmart, etc. Every box will have, on average, three Silver, four Blue and five Red along with 12 inserts and three autographs. Hot Boxes will have 24 Prizm parallels along with extra autographs or Prizms.
If you’re an MLB rookie, chances are you’ve got an autograph inside 2019 Panini Prizm. The Rookie Autograph checklist includes 100 players in all.
Signatures carries a 25-player checklist that includes mostly today’s stars but also “a couple of former greats,” according to Panini. Shohei Ohtani, Trevor Story and Rhys Hoskins will be among the current players with autograph cards.
Game Ball Autographs will feature the game’s young stars.
Among the insert sets is Instant Impact, a ten-player set. Case hits will include the colorful, artsy stoled Color Rush and Profiles subsets.