Panini's recent 'Classics' product showcases some of the starts of yesteryear (I can't believe I just used that word) and I would have been shocked not to see my guy on the checklist. After all, he's in some of their non-yesteryear sets (and in pretty strong numbers).
What I really like about 'Classics' is that there's a reasonable amount of cards to chase. A base card, banner insert, base autograph and an insert auto.
Four cards - two are "throw-ins" when it comes to trades. I like that.
While I'm still awaiting the base auto, the toughest (and most expensive) card hit the mailbox. A cool concept if you ask me.
2012/13 Panini Classics
#20 Social Signatures
A cool concept....if the manufacturer and players would have seen it come to fruition. Instead, this is nothing more than an autograph card.
It wasn't an overly expensive pickup and I knew that it was just a simple signature but boy could this card (and set) ever have been awesome.
I'm stumped as to why Panini wouldn't have the player write their twitter/facebook/whatever handle as part of their scribbling. It would have been so much more impressive than having it typed on part of the card.
I guess that would have been asking too much. You know there would have been one person who just couldn't complete the task. As it is, there's a bunch of cards in the set that look this way.
But (if I'm not mistaken) there are a couple cards where the player actually writes his handle down. Cool.
But unless all of the players do it in the set, it will just be a big missed opportunity.
Don't get me wrong....I like this card. But it could have been so much more.
Maybe I should tweet Trevor about this.