Color me intrigued by Panini Prizm. I know that it's unlicensed and was released in 2013, but it still has cards from the rookie year of Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish (with a creative RC logo, I might add). And that's what matters in the long run. Who cares that 1993 Stadium Club Murphy was released in 1992? Does anyone remember the RC vs XRC controversy of 1996-97 Bowman's Best basketball (as recounted ad nauseum on the AOL sports cards message boards)? The point is that in a few years, it will still say 2012 on the box and very few will remember that it was released in April 2013 with the previous year's label.
There are sticker autographs (two per box), but for once, I think the draw is the inserts and parallels in this product. The Prizms look pretty spectacular in person; they are like a more foily version of a chrome refractor...those should fall three per box.
I've decided to go simple....choose one team and one random team for $16, a second slot of two teams for $13. (Paypal a gift to drauer at wustl dot edu). You can either send me an email, leave a comment, or send me a DM on the Twitter. As an upside, you get to see my hands on video....that may be overstating things...
And here's some basketball Prizm cards that I was lucky enough to stumble upon in Target a couple months ago. Just like the basketball issue, the baseball issue will have a mixture of rookies, veterans, and stars of the past in the base set. I was lucky to pull an Anthony Davis rookie and a green Prizm (retail only) in my packs. Who would be the equivalent of Dennis Rodman in baseball?