Now that Panini America’s 2013 Pinnacle Baseball release has enjoyed the luxury of a few weeks on the secondary market to marinate, this much has become clearly visible: Collectors greatly missed the venerable brand in the 14 years since it last existed — and they’re happy its back. And if you don’t believe us, a quick scan of recent sell prices on eBay seem to echo that sentiment.
Big prices being paid for key autographs from the set isn’t a terribly surprising development, which explains the handsome sums being paid for, say, Ken Griffey Jr., Alan Trammell and Kris Medlan. What is at least somewhat surprising, however, is the resounding success of 2013 Pinnacle Baseball’s Artist’s Proof parallels and the rarest versions of the unique Clear Vision insert.
Read more: The Official Blog of Panini America