Saturday, January 6, 2018

REVIEW:2017 Elite Extra Edition (NICE PULL!)

I think a lot of times Panini baseball products don't get enough credit. Just because they don't have a license, doesn't mean they can't put out a solid product.

I can list off quite a few of my favorites and one of those prospect heavy Elite Extra Edition. It always seems to pack a punch.

Did the 2017 version? Well...READ ON!

In every box of 2017 Elite Extra Edition there are 5 packs with 5 cards per pack. You will find up to 9-11 hits including at least 7 autographs. Boxes run for $94 and can pack a punch. That's a lot hits for that price. And if you prospect at all, these can be a steal right now.

The base set is all numbered to 999. The base set is 196 cards deep and includes all kind of college, minor league and overseas stars. They are also all foil based just like Elite.

Parallels on this kind of foil board burst off of the cardboard.

ASPIRATIONS PARALLELS: Purple /200, Red /150, Orange /100, Blue /75, Tie-Dye /25,and Gold 1/1.
STATUS DIE-CUT PARALLELS: Red /99, Emerald /49, Tie-Dye /10, and Gold 1/1.
The word Aspirations or Status put into the background slant to let you know which one you have. This will be the same way for the autographs.

Now onto the hits!

My first hit is a dual threads of Tyler O'Neill and Victor Robles. Really unique jersey swatches. The Robles pops off the cardboard....literally.

My next hit was this Quad Patch Emerald parallel /10 of Michael Kopech. Sharp looking card.

Now onto the autographs as there are many to see.

The autographs are not on card, but still glisten off of the cardboard.

Just like the base, the autographs have parallels.

These parallels include, Red Status /75

Blue Aspirations /50

and a Tie-Dye Aspirations /10

Overall, there are many parallels including, 
BASE:Emerald /25, Tie-Dye /10, and Printing Plates 1/1

ASPIRATIONS PARALLELS: Purple /100, Blue /50, Tie-Dye /10, and Gold 1/1.

STATUS DIE-CUT PARALLELS: Red /75, Emerald /25, Tie-Dye /5, and Gold 1/1.

Also one per box is Panini's famous Autograph Silhouettes. This is where my big pull comes in.

Gleyber Torres Autograph Silhouette silver /49! Sticker auto but I am okay with that.
Other hits not included in  my box are, College Tickets,Jumbo Materials,Dual Materials, Triple Materials, Quad Materials, Future Threads Silhouettes Duals, USA Baseball Tickets and USA Collegiate National Team Silhouette Autographs.

OVERALL: Lot's of autographs of future stars, nice relics, two cards numbered to 10 and a big hit to end it. What can I say, this is an obvious buy. I have never busted a bad box of EEE and every box I have ever opened has come with low numbered cards and other big hits.

Please take a moment out to thank Panini America for their generosity in providing this box for me to review and give some of the hits away in my Mystery Panini Contest (now ended). Follow them on all social media and visit their site, HERE, as well. 


  1. Nine to eleven hits in one box? That's a crazy big amount!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks! You will also enjoy my chronicles break coming up!

  3. Love the Silhouettes. Been thinking about doing a page of them from random products in my miscellaneous binder.

  4. I like Elite. Cool design and good value for all the cards. The Sam Carlson pull is very nice!