In this special edition of the Panini America Price Index, we turn the lights down low and put a very bright spotlight on 2012 Panini National Treasures Baseball. Since the product’s official release one week ago today, the hallowed trading card set has flown off hobby-shop shelves at an amazing clip. In fact, Panini America VP of Sales D.J. Kazmierczak announced the product’s sellout the same day it released.
The coveted National Treasures namesake made its inaugural foray into baseball this year, showcasing rare artifacts, memorabilia and autographs from some of the most storied players in the game. And in less than one week, the collectors have spoken: 2012 National Treasures Baseball is a monumental success that has taken the hobby by storm. In the paragraphs that follow, we examine some of the staggering secondary-market sales that have helped the product surpass even the loftiest pre-release expectations.
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