2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball preview

UPDATE (12/23) – No redemptions or Panini Reward Points in 2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball. Panini has produced hot boxes with ten autographs (five per 20-box case) and eight autographs (seven per 20-box case). Three boxes in every 20-box case will have a Future Threads Silhouette Signatures or Future Threads Silhouette Signatures Prime card, sequentially numbered to 149 or less.

2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball highlights the top draft picks and hottest prospects in baseball with an emphasis on autographs, unique inserts and die-cut parallels. Hobby boxes will feature six signed cards plus five inserts, four numbered die-cut parallels and one USA Baseball jersey card. Select hot boxes will produce eight to ten autos.

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The 200-card base set includes members of the 2015 MLB draft class as well as other high-profile prospects from around the world. As an added bonus, college players will be featured in their school’s uniform complete with licensed logos. Die-cut parallels will be numbered to 200 or less, while signed versions of base cards will be numbered to 100 or less. For the first time ever collectors will be able to find one-of-one printing plates in hobby boxes as well. The autograph checklists features some of the hottest prospects in the hobby, including Kyle Schwarber, Yoan Moncada, Luis Severino, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bergman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., and Mariano Rivera III.

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Latino and other international prospects will be featured on International Pride inserts. The dual-sided Passing the Torch inserts feature a baseball great with a promising young star. Combinations include Cal and Ryan Ripken, and Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and Jr. Look for signed versions (#’d to 25) of both insert sets as well as Gold (#’d to 5) and Black (#’d 1/1) parallels.


Elite Status dual autograph cards have a checklist of 30 different player pairings. These also have Gold and Black parallels.

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New for 2015 are Future Threads Silhouette jersey auto cards. These include a jersey swatch along with a player signature, and are numbered to 149 or less. Hobby exclusive Prime parallels, which likely include patch pieces or multi-colored swatches are numbered to 25 or less.

2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball Hobby Box

2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball Hobby Box

Product Features
  • 20 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • Six Autographs Per Box!
  • Look for Hot Boxes yielding 8 to 10 Auto's!
  • Schwarber, Sano, Seager, Moncada, Swanson,
  • Severino, Margot, Devers, Giolito, Nola, and more!

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