2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball Arrives Again With A Fun Brand Mix

November 2, 2023

2023 Panini Chronicles is an interesting product, in that it is a product made up of many products. With a taste of so many brands and types of cards, it is the appetizer platter of the card calendar.

But does this appetizer platter offer good value? And what will collectors find on the plate?

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2023 Chronicles Baseball release date & release format

The scheduled release date for 2023 Panini Chronicles is November 8, 2023 (subject to change).

Hobby boxes of 2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball contain 6 packs per box. Each hobby pack contains 8 cards per pack. Hobby cases contain 16 Hobby Boxes.

Hobby Boxes contain 3 autographs plus one memorabilia card per box. Pre-sales of Hobby Boxes on various sites have been in the range of $125-130. Pre-sales direct from Panini were not yet live at the time of this article’s publishing.

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2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball base set & design

2023 Panini Chronicles contains a mix of cards from across the Panini universe, all in one product. And as with all Panini products, these are unlicensed, so there are no team logos.

The checklist consists of a mix of current major league veterans, rookies, and former stars.

While we don’t know the exact format yet, a glimpse at 2022 Chronicles suggests we will see most of the following offerings included:

  • America’s Pastime
  • Boys of Summer
  • Certified
  • Classics
  • Clear Vision
  • Clearly Donruss
  • Contenders
  • Contenders Optic
  • Crusade
  • Elite
  • Essentials
  • Limited
  • Luminance
  • Magnitude
  • Marquee
  • Obsidian
  • Origins
  • Phoenix
  • Pinnacle
  • Recon
  • Revolution
  • Rookies & Stars
  • Spectra
  • Studio
  • Threads
  • Titan
  • Vertex
  • XR
  • Zenith

While the exact set size of 2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball has not yet been made public, we can look at 2022 to get an idea of what we can expect. Each of the above will appear from 10, 20, to 50 or more cards.

Spectra, with its Chrome flair, will contain 100 cards. They are a tougher pull at two per box. Crusade appears for 25 cards, and we expect Mosaic will be a similar total.

Cleary Donruss, made of acetate, will include the popular Rated Rookies subset. Generally speaking, a mix of materials, brands, and stock can be expected. These include C2S, Opti-Chrome, Holographic Filmboard, and Acetate.

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2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball parallels

While details are not yet known, we know that a mix of parallels from the various brands, in particular the more premium chromium ones. Check back for more details as they become available.

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2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball memorabilia cards

Once again, the full details are not yet known, but memorabilia cards will be a big part of the 2023 Panini Chronicles offering.

The only relic we know about in the early going is Origins Rookie Materials, along with autographed versions of the same.

2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball inserts

The insert offerings are also not publically available, but we do know to expect the migration of Tiger Eyes to baseball as part of the Origins product.

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2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball autographs

The full menu of signature offerings is also not yet known, although we expect Noir Signatures and Studio Black Signatures to be leading off the lineup.

2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball value

Panini Chronicles offers a mix of different offerings all in one box. But how does it hold its value unopened? Let’s look at the last few years of unopened materials and see what they can tell us.

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YearRecent Hobby Comp Price

The prices and configurations of Chronicles has changed a bit over the last few years. But generally speaking, these seem to hold their value in many cases, although it’s a bit of a mixed bag.

These feel like cards that are meant to be opened, not held unopened for profit, although the bottoms at least not to fall out after a year or two.

In terms of singles, it’s clear that the lack of licensing helps keep prices in check somewhat. Even in PSA 10 slabs, prices are far from the stratosphere.

The high water mark for 2022 Panini Chronicles is around $400 for a 2022 Chronicles Clearly Donruss Julio Rodriguez Green (/5). Other than that, top sellers are in the $100-300 range in PSA 10 condition.

From there, prices go down quite a bit. So this doesn’t have a very good chance at earth-shaking hits, but at the price point, that should match expectations.

Final thoughts on 2023 Panini Chronicles Baseball

2023 Panini Chronicles is an unlicensed smorgasbord of different cards. If you’re new to Panini, this product would be an interesting sampler platter to try out the product.

If you’re a long-time Panini fan, it’s a great way to add a nice mix to your collection. While the returns on a box may not be huge, they should be a fun and varied break.

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