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Thursday, November 7, 2013

All My Heywards - 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes

2013 Panini Hometown Heroes No. 209

Ok so this set is ridiculous. No logos since it's unlicensed. Uniforms have been airbrushed to oblivion and everyone looks generic. The colors are awful. It's got as much yellow as '91 fleer and I hate red borders. The back is busy as hell. Stats are in 4 point type while useless nonsense fills up the card's real estate. And why orange of all colors. The card stock is that weird retro three-ply stuff they used in 2012 Heritage except thinner. There are 40 cards that don't know if they are short prints or variations and they are all diabolically hard to pull. There are too many inserts. And the inserts have PARALLELS. Whyyyyyyyyyyy. This set is horrible. It's beyond horrible. It's terribadly atrociolicious. It's the Plan 9 From Outer Space of trading card sets. So of course I am completely in love with this set. This is the perfect set to sort while drinking a PBR and listening to The Shaggs. Do you know of another set where you can pull Ernie Banks, Oscar Gamble  Yasiel Puig, Ken Griffey Jr., Mookie Wilson, Mike Trout, Bo Jackson and Mark Lemke all out of the same pack? No you don't because it doesn't exist. I loves this set so much I made a wantlist.

2013 Panini Hometown Heroes wantlist because I'm crazy

33 Cole Hamels
59 Wil Myers
122 Tom Seaver
133 Jordan Zimmermann
148 Shawon Dunston164 Alan Trammell
190 Bernie Williams

Base Image Variation SPs whatever

261 Yasiel Puig
262 Jurickson Profar
263 Wil Myers
265 Dylan Bundy
266 Evan Gattis
267 Gerrit Cole
268 Zack Wheeler
269 Manny Machado
270 Shelby Miller
271 Mark Grace
272 Fred McGriff
273 Frank Robinson
274 Curt Schilling
275 Greg Maddux
276 Carlton Fisk
277 John Franco
278 Roberto Alomar
279 Ellis Burks
280 Prince Fielder
281 Nolan Ryan
283 Bo Jackson
284 Dave Stewart
285 Josh Beckett
286 CC Sabathia
287 Jack Morris
288 Dave Kingman
290 Rickey Henderson
291 Pete Rose
292 Neil Walker
293 Steve Garvey
294 Matt Williams
295 Randy Johnson
296 Lee Smith
297 James Loney
298 Will Clark
299 Paul Molitor
300 Andre Dawson


Calling the Shots

City Hall
9 Dale Murphy

Curtain Call
14 Reggie Jackson

Defining Moments
got one

Homegrown Heroes
16 Chipper Jones

Hometown Signatures
5 Mark Lemke
7 Steve Avery
16 Evan Gattis
66 Oscar Gamble
92 Terry Pendleton

Left Their Marks Signatures
10 Bob Horner

1 Ryne Sandberg
2 Dwight Gooden
4 Ken Griffey Jr.
5 Mike Trout
6 Felix Hernandez
7 Ron Cey
8 Nolan Ryan
9 Orel Hershiser
10 Lance Berkman
11 Roger Clemens
12 Andre Dawson
13 Fernando Valenzuela
16 Shane Victorino
17 Ozzie Smith
18 Roy Halladay
19 Derek Jeter
20 Rickey Henderson

5 Yogi Berra

14 Justin Upton

32 Chipper Jones


P-town Tom said...

Probably my favorite set of the year, because of the player selection alone. I like the fronts, but the backs can go.

Duane said...

oh my dave stieb in a current set...whocouldathunkit..... I need to pay attention to some of these non ginter sets!