Collectors often get caught in up staying with the new and hot products that drop on a weekly basis, and in doing so, forget what still awaits them in unopened packs, boxes, sets, and cases of previous releases.

The sheer number of new products being released regularly along with the amount of cards available from past issues is astronomical. This can make it easy for even the most astute collectors to forget about some products here and there. Before you know it, amazing sets on sitting on shelves in hobby shops or other retail locations across the country for months, even years, after their initial release.

This is where we come in. Cardboard Castaway is designed to re-inform collectors of past releases that are worth revisiting for a variety of reasons.

Today, we take a look back at…

2015 Panini Contenders Baseball

Reason Selected: We selected the 2015 Panini Contenders Baseball due to the fact that many of the game’s premier talents have autograph cards in this product AND because you can pull two autographs per blaster box for less than $20. While many may overlook this product since no MLB uniforms are depicted, others may call them foolish to pass up such a great value. The checklist depth and the use of photos from players’ collegiate days makes this a fun rip in itself even without the guaranteed two autos per blaster. 



Configuration: 42 cards per box; 2 autographs per box.

Highlights: 2015 Panini Contenders Baseball offers an inexpensive option to get early autographs fro many of the top prospects in the game. With the ability to pull two autographs per box for less than $20, Contenders is a great value for any collector!

Some of the stars that have autograph cards in this set include:

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr
  • Alex Bregman
  • Dansby Swanson
  • Andrew Benintendi
  • Ian Happ
  • Francisco Mejia
  • Gleyber Torres
  • Victor Robles
  • Aaron Judge
  • Trea Turner
  • Craig Biggio
  • Randy Johnson
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Roger Clemens
  • Will Clark
  • Barry Larkin
  • Mike Schmidt
  • and more!



Where To Buy: 2015 Panini Contenders Baseball

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