The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball (36 Images)
Even as the recently released 2012-13 NBA Hoops product — Panini America’s first release of the new NBA collecting season — continues its scorching performance on the secondary-market, many collectors remain focused on what’s coming next: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball.
Judging by the feedback we’ve received on The Knight’s Lance, Twitter and Facebook, it appears that the absence of Prestige last season has only made the collective collecting heart grow fonder for the venerable brand. The good news: It will be live September 12. The better news: Today we deliver the first extended previews of a few base inserts from Prestige.
Included in the following 36-image gallery are selected singles from the Stars of the NBA, Hardcourt Heroes and Connections inserts, as well as a preview of Prestige’s Bonus Shots base parallel. Hardcore hoops fans should appreciate both the many compelling combinations in the Connections insert and the two-photo fronts of just about everything else.
Enjoy this sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for a quick rundown of the most impressive secondary-market sales being recorded on 2012-13 NBA Hoops, including the crazy kingly sums being paid for Kyrie Irving.