Buzz Break: 2019 Panini Leather & Lumber (two blaster boxes)

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The box: 2019 Panini Leather & Lumber baseball cards (two blaster boxes)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 5
Cards per box: 10

BOTH BOXES
Base (Bats and Gloves) set completion: 
6 of 100 (6 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Alex Bregman, Blake Snell, Harrison Bader, Manny Machado, Jose Ramirez, Eric Hosmer

BOX 1 (see everything for both boxes in gallery below)
Insert/short-print cards: 6 

Gold Embossed Gloves (1) – Francisco Lindor
Home Run Kings (2) – Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew
Slugfest (1) – Adrian Beltre
Equalizers (1) – Miguel Cabrera
Bat Patrol Gold (1) – Joe DiMaggio (/99)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Leather & Lumber Triple Bats/Jerseys (1) – Jake Bauers

 

BOX 2
Insert/short-print cards: 6 
Gold Embossed Bats (1) – Harrison Bader
Home Run Kings (1) – Harmon Killebrew
Slugfest (1) – Adrian Beltre
Equalizers (2) – Miguel Cabrera, Manny Machado
Bat Patrol (1) – Tony Lazzeri

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Leather & Lumber Triple Jerseys (1) – Eloy Jimenez

 What's Buzz-worthy: There are some big differences between retail and hobby for this one but retail has a hit every time and some stuff you won't find elsewhere. The base cards here are uncut with an embossed parallel per standard pack (hit and base cards) and then a second pack with nothing but inserts that are all embossed with some of the inserts being blaster-only finds. The design of the base cards is different -- stronger on the hobby version -- but I think the inserts work with solid feels on both their fronts and backs here. That's something I can't say about some of the Panini baseball releases -- card backs can be very barren on some. One drawback in this pair? They were nearly identical down to the same cards in the same order for the inserts -- that dulled the highlights here a lot -- but the DiMaggio card upped the feel and the Eloy Jimenez hit helped. This pair wasn't quite as interesting as my first look at these in blasters where I landed a glove relic but the inserts here have a good feel. These are worth a look at the retail aisle with their inclusions though the boxes are small at just 10 cards.

Product Grade: A
Lot Grade:
 B+ (too much repetition with this pairing)
Fun Grade: B+

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