There are quite a few opinions out there on the place Panini holds in the sports card marketplace.
It seems like the majority would like another licensed manufacture in addition to Topps (I hold this majority opinion) but as we know that won't be happening for a few more year. It seems like most dislike the different ways that Panini has gone about producing baseball cards to avoid using logos. To me it isn't ideal but I feel they have done a pretty solid job working within their limitations. Much better than a product like Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in my humble opinion.
The main reason I am so happy about the presence of Panini and the reason I will continue to support them as much as possible are cards like these 3 fairly recent pickups:
So what are your thoughts on Panini's role in this great hobby?