Panini Limited gets its name, I assume, from the fact that every card is serial numbered. The base, parallels, inserts, jerseys and autographed cards all proudly display a serial number on the front of the card. A box of 2012-13 Panini Limited costs around $80 and contains 7 cards. Three of them are either jersey or memorabilia cards. I recently opened up a box–here’s what I got:
Jakob Silferberg Phenoms 13 / 49 – I don’t get the appeal (if there is any) of having a player sign on a piece of fabric. Sure, maybe if it is an actual, intact jersey that you can wear, that I get. I see people do that all the time. But putting a piece of fabric on a card then having someone sign it seems like a silly idea. Why not just have the player sign a card. That way, we can see more of the player’s picture. Of course, the embroidered Senators patch looks cool.
Another Redemption!?!? – This card is redeemable for a “Phenoms” autographed card of Calgary Flames rookie Akim Aliu. Aliu was a Chicago Blackhawks prospect, but was traded away a few seasons ago, which is unfortunate for me because I wanted to see him play for the ‘Hawks. I can’t wait to see what this card ends up looking like.
As promised, Panini Limited delivered three “hits”–two autographs (counting the Aliu redemption) and one game-used jersey card. That suits me fine, since I like autographs–even if they are signed on a piece of fabric–and don’t particularly care for jersey cards. If you are a fan of jerseys and autographs produced in smaller quantities, then Panini Limited might be a fun break for you.