All rise. This Quality Control Gallery is now in session. The honorable — and ridiculously hard-hitting — Aaron Judge will be presiding over much of today’s proceedings. Indeed, the presence of the pinstriped powerbroker’s potent penmanship in Panini America’s live-tomorrow 2017 Donruss Optic Baseball is reason enough for this exploratory journey into the highly anticipated release. And while Judge is a big reason (no pun intended) for all of the excitement, 2017 Donruss Optic Baseball also features the fabled hobby return of the legendary Mickey Mantle.
Of course, Mantle and Judge only add to the aura that has surrounded the Optic brand since its triumphant debut last season. In the months since, the Optic revolution has permeated Panini America’s NFL and NBA product portfolios with similar success. But the product releasing tomorrow could be the brand’s most powerful iteration yet.
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