This is my first completed set out of the Panini Golden Age product from 2013. I bought a box in 2012 and 2013, but not 2014 (they seem to have discontinued it since then). I love retro-themed cards, but didn’t have the time or budget to get everything. I do really like this set, however.
Info about the set
Set description: There are 2 types of Bread Label inserts in 2013 Panini Golden Age. The one I haven’t completed yet is Tip Top Bread. This one is based on the 1951-52 Fischer Baking Labels. The 2013 Golden Age cards are rectangular, in the standard size of today’s cards. The corners have rounded cut-outs like the originals, with a blue background and the red Bread for Energy label at the bottom. The product logo is on the front above a red circle containing the player’s name, city, and a brief write-up on the front. The backs have a card number and the team city, but other than that are blank to mimic the original.
The originals were square cards with the same rounded cut-out corners and “Bread For Energy” phrase in red at the bottom. They can be found with yellow and red backgrounds in addition to the blue that Panini based their design on. Those cards were distributed in the Northeast with bread products.
Set composition: 10 cards, 1:12 odds (2013 Panini Golden Age)
Hall of Famers: 5 Total: 3 Baseball, 1 Boxing, 1 Golf
- Hack Wilson, Warren Spahn, Buck Leonard.
- Thomas Hearns
- Nancy Lopez
How I put the set together:
- 2 cards from hobby box I bought
- 7 cards from COMC
- 1 card from Beckett Marketplace
Card that completed my set: #2 – Warren Spahn
This was the one card from a dealer on Beckett’s Marketplace. I got it in December of last year.
Thoughts on the set: These 2 Bread Label throwbacks are my favorite insert from this product. Any time a card company pays homage to an old oddball set, I’m in. This one has a cool design, and a few interesting subjects.
Best card (my opinion): #7 – Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns
The Hitman is the best looking card here. The cropping of the photo and the yellow boxing shorts with his last name all seem to go really well with the blue background and red card bottom.
Card #5, Sham, gets a special mention here. I didn’t know much about Sham, and this card made me read up on the horse. Sham was the top contender to Secretariat, coming in second in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1973. He pushed Secretariat for the first two-thirds of the Belmont, but fell back as the legendary horse pulled away and finished last.