First Buzz: 2016 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards


What: 2016 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 7
Box basics: One autographed Silhouette, six-to-eight autographs and two-to-four memorabilia cards and four parallel inserts per five-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Elite gets a revamp on the packaging side to bring this year’s latest crop of draft picks and prospects with a $20 per pack suggested retail price that Panini says is “streamlined for collectability.”

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

The Basics:
 The base set’s cards will all be serial-numbered for this release and they’ll have as many as 12 parallels limited to no more than 200 cards. Among those will be Status and Aspirations, which have been around for a long time with the brand. … Contenders Tickets will be found here with USA Baseball and College Tickets for the 18U National Team, 15U National Team and the Collegiate National Team. … Among the autograph mix here will be Future Threads Silhouettes Autos, USA  Baseball Collegiate National Team Silhouettes, USA Baseball Tickets and College Tickets. … On the memorabilia side there will be Silhouettes, Silhouettes Duals, Triple Materials, Quad Materials and 15U USA and National Team Quads. … Silhouette autos will have six parallels limited to no more than 99 copies, while USA cards will have seven parallels to no more than 24. … Silhouettes will have prime parallels with brand logos, tags laundry tags, patches, nameplates and more. … Materials cards will have seven parallels with prime cards there as well.

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