Imagine my surprise on Monday morning when Panini America Product Development Director Ben Ecklar shared with me 35 revealing images from the 2012 Prime Cuts Baseball quality-control process he’d just completed. Somewhere between Black Friday madness and the launches of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball and 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, I had completely lost track of where Prime Cuts was on the production schedule.
And where it was on this particular day was shipping to distributors and dealers in advance of Friday’s release date. So I grabbed those 35 images from Ecklar’s iPhone and, over the course of the last few days, I’ve managed to add a more to the following QC gallery.
Read more: The Official Blog of Panini America