2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball
- 5 Cards Per Pack
- 5 Packs Per Box
- 20 Boxes Per Case
-5 Numbered Parallels
Release Date: December 12, 2018
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Elite once again returns for another season highlighting future stars and hits. This comes with average eight autographs and two memorabilia cards.
The 2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition base set is limited to 999 copies or less including 10 parallels printed on seven substrates.
Base cards will also have Aspirations and Status cards. Aspirations include Red (#’d/150), Orange (#’d/100), Blue (#’d/75), Tie-dye (#’d/25) and 1/1 Gold cards, while Status will have Red (#’d/99), Emerald (#’d/49), Tie-dye (#’d/25) and 1/1 Gold cards.
Hits include Triple Material cards which feature top prospects paired with three swatches. Parallels include Silver (#’d/149 or less), Gold (#’d/99 or less), Red (#’d/49 or less), Purple (#’d/25 or less), Emerald (#’d/10 or less), Blue (#’d/5 or less), and Holo Silver (1/1).
Contenders College Ticket Signatures (#’d/99) features signatures of the game’s future stars from their collegiate days. This includes Holo (#’d/25 or less), Gold (#’d/10 or less) and Gold Vinyl (1/1).
The Future Threads Silhouettes (#’d/299) features autographed memorabilia cards from upcoming biggest stars. Parallels include Gold (#’d/99 or less), Red (#’d/49 or less), Purple (#’d/25 or less), Emerald (#’d/10 or less), Blue (#’d/5 or less), and Holo Silver (1/1) version.
Collectors can find Panini-exclusive Dominican Prospect League players in the base set as well as on autographs and Future Threads Silhouette Autos.
Autographs will be limited to 100 copies or less. This features on-card autographs of top draft picks and current prospects. Parallels include Emerald (#’d/25), Tie-dye (#’d/10), Yellow, Cyan, Magenta, Black, and 1/1 printing plates version.
There also will be Autograph Aspirations and Status Die-Cut. Aspirations will have Purple (#’d/100), Blue (#’d/50), Tie-dye (#’d/5) and 1/1 Gold cards, while Status die-cuts will have Red (#’d/75), Emerald (#’d/25), Tie-dye (#’d/5) and 1/1 Gold atop the standard versions.
New inclusion for this year are Dual Silhouettes cards which features one top prospect with 2 oversized swatches of memorabilia.
Collectors can also find autographs in USA Collegiate Silhouette Autographs and National Team Signatures, which showcases 18U and 15U teams.