2 hobby boxes 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions (plus 10 Panini National redemption packs)

#1
I thought that after 4 boxes (2 I opened a couple months ago), I was still missing 2 base cards (107 and 124). Then I looked at Panini's online checklist and realized those numbers were never issued. I had a complete base set from my first 2 boxes. I haven't sorted everything else to see whether I have completed any more.

It's 24 packs, 8 cards per pack - supposedly. Panini has a quality control problem with getting the right number of cards in a pack. In box 1, 4 packs had 7 cards and 4 packs had 9 cards. In box 2, 4 packs had 7 cards and 3 packs had 9 cards.

Here are the inserts and hits:

Box 1:
3 PRIDE inserts
2 Highlights inserts
Isaak Gutierrez Diamond Kings #/399
6 SPs (printed in a Certified style)
Connor Heady Mirror Blue #/299
Dom Nunez Mirror Red #/499
Rod Dedeaux Legends Certified Die-Cut #/699
Stephen Gonsalves auto #/299
Michael Wacha Stars & Stripes auto #/709
Tyler Anderson Stars & Stripes auto #/750
Colton Plaia Game Gear bat
Cavan Biggio Game Gear jersey
David Berg Game Gear Prime jersey #/99 (1 color, may be from a patch)
Johnny Field Game Gear Prime jersey #/99 (3 color patch - gray of jersey with black border and red patch interior)

Box 2:
3 PRIDE inserts
2 Highlights inserts
6 SPs (printed in a Certified style)
Jordan Hankins Mirror Blue #/299
Jordan Hankins Mirror Red #/499
Ben Sheets Legends Certified Die-Cut #/699
Rod Dedeaux Mirror Red Legends Certified Die-Cut #/299
Tyler Naquin Stars & Stripes auto #/649
Michael Wacha Stars & Stripes Red Ink auto #/25
Sean Coyle Stars & Stripes Red Ink auto #/25
Walker Weickel Game Gear jersey
Michael Lorenzen Game Gear jersey
Tom Murphy Game Gear jersey

Nat'l redemption packs:
pack 1: Matt Harvey base, 2013 Golden Age 2013 National Don Maynard 2/5
pack 2: DeAndre Hopkins Gridiron Kings, Jonathan Toews Team Colors
pack 3: Kevin Durant base, Carlton Fisk Diamond Kings
pack 4 (a really thick pack): NHL Draft Day Materials Nail Yakupov draft day relic (probably a jersey he wore for pictures that day), Aaron Rodgers base
pack 5: Marcus Lattimore RC #/499, Mike Trout base
pack 6: Anthony Davis base, Brandon Marshall Team Colors
pack 7: Jurickson Profar Diamond Kings, Starlin Castro Diamond Kings
pack 8: Alex Ovechkin base, Brandon Saad Team Colors
pack 9: Felix Hernandez Cracked Ice refractor Prizm, Dwyane Wade base
pack 10: Byron Buxton Cracked Ice refractor base, Henrik Zetterberg base
 

Mike

TP9 | VC15
Staff Member
#2
Looks like a fun couple of boxes to open, there. Thanks for sharing!
 

franklinguy52

Mr. Baseball
Staff Member
#3
Very nice! The problem with the USA cards is that many of them may be worth a mint but it may be 4-5 years before it happens, but the Wacha red ink is SEET!
 
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