2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball Stars in a Gold-Digging Edition of Panini Unwrapped

First things first: Panini America's Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower mined some high-quality hits from the two boxes of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball featured in this special episode of Panini Unwrapped. And you have a chance to win them.

First things first: Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower mined some high-quality hits from the two boxes of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball featured in this special episode of Panini Unwrapped. And you have a chance to win them.

But you’re going to have to embark on a gold-digging expedition of The Knight’s Lance to be eligible. We’ve buried images of five of our biggest hits from the two boxes into previously published 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball posts. Your mission, should you choose to accept it in an effort to win these cards, is to find them.

So after you’ve watched the video, scour our previous posts on this product looking for images of five cards: the Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149), the Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149), the Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49), the LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99) and the 2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9.

Once you’ve found the images, copy the names of the image files and paste them into a comment to this post. We’ll give you until 11:59 CST Friday night to get your entries in — and we’ll wait to approve all comments then, too. Those who discover all five images will be entered into a drawing to win the hits.

Good luck and happy hunting.

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115 Replies to “2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball Stars in a Gold-Digging Edition of Panini Unwrapped”

  1. Tracy GREAT CONTEST!!!! HOPE I WIN!! THANKS!!

    wes unseld
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine

    lebron james
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine

    robert parrish
    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine

    draft pick #9
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

    chris paul 14k
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

  2. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine

    Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 9

    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine

    Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 77

    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

    THANK for the CONTEST PANINI!

  3. Oh, and I should add, if my name is drawn, and I have any choice as to what I could receive, I’d rather it be the 2012 Draft Pick #9 Andre Drummond, since I’m a Pistons collector. 🙂 Thanks again for another great contest.

  4. here are my answers…absolutely love the look and amazingness of 2012 Panini Gold Standard!! Would love to get my hands on any/all of these cards!!

    -This Gold Chief Could Be Mine (Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149)
    -This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine (Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149)
    -This Gold Paul Could Be Mine (Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49)
    -This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine (LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99)
    -This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine (2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9.)

  5. this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg

    Sorry for the multiple posts, not sure how you wanted the names (lines, just the names, as images, etc.).

  6. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

    Great designs on these cards. This should be one awesome product!

  7. Thanks for the contest Tracy! Gold Rush, 14K and Black Gold Design look awesome. Some Prime Black Gold would look terrific! Can’t wait to figure out which base cards are the SSP!

    Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149): http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149): http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49): http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg
    LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99): http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9: http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

  8. 1.This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    2. This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    3.This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    4.This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    5.This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  9. 1. this-gold-chief-could-be-mine
    2. this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine
    3. this-gold-paul-could-be-mine
    4. this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine
    5. this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine

  10. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine, This Gold Unseld Could Be MIne, This Gold Paul Could Be Mine, This Gold Lebron Could Be MIne, This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine.

  11. Tracy,

    Thanks again for a real innovative way to get involved with card collecting. Panini is exactly what we need to bring more collectors into the ‘game’. Thanks for singlehandedly keeping this hobby alive. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this truly golden product!! Here are the answers to the contest below:

    Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149) – This Gold Chief Could be Mine,

    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149) – This Gold Unseld Could be Mine,

    Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49) – This Gold Paul Could be Mine,

    LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99) – This Gold Lebron Could be Mine,

    2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9 – This Gold 2012 Redemption Could be Mine.

    Many Thanks and keep the hits coming,

    J. Robert Steele

  12. Robert Parrish – panini-america-11-12-gold-standard-qc-77.jpg?w=131&h=150 or this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg?w=138&h=150 or panini-america-11-12-gold-standard-auto-19.jpg?w=132&h=150
    Lebron James – this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=
    Wes Unseld – this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg?w=140&h=150 or panini-america-11-12-gold-standard-auto-28.jpg?w=130&h=150
    Draft pick – this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg?w=137&h=150
    Chris Paul – this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg?w=150&h=138

    Hopefully I did this right.

  13. Thanks again for the chance to win some great looking cards. Fun competition too! haha

    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Lebron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  14. 1. Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph – This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    2. Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph – This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    3. Chris Paul Gold Rush – This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    4. LeBron James 14k Memorabilia – This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    5. 2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9 – This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  15. Much improved over last year! Great job guys, even the base cards look fantastic. Those on-card auto’s are also some of the best looking ones on the market!

  16. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

  17. this-gold-chief-could-be-mine
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine
    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine

  18. Really love the looks of this product, can’t wait to get my hands on some! Much improved from last year’s GS.

    Here’s my entry for the contest:

    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

  19. hey tracy just curious because people can copy all my hard work with the links i think u need to hide the posts.
    did anyone beat me to get them right or was i the 1st one just curious

        1. “Indeed” as in, yes, the posts are being hidden until after the contest. As for whether or not you were the first entered, you’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂

  20. Another great product! Why is someone on Ebay selling Gold Standard for $185.99 BIN? Isn’t the MAPP Pricing $200? Here is the Seller: Member id thecollectorscollection25.

  21. Can’t wait to try out this product. Here’s my contest entry:

    -This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    -This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    -This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    -This Gold Lebron Could Be Mine
    -This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  22. CP3 paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg?w=150
    Parish paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg?w=552
    2012 Draft Pick Redemption paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg?w=554
    Unseld paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg?w=566
    LBJ paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg?w=581

  23. Hi Tracy, I hope this is what you meant by posting the names of the image files. Ie take out the URL and file type.

    2012 Draft Pick Redemption for #9 Andre Drummond this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine
    Chris Paul this-gold-paul-could-be-mine
    LeBron James this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine
    Robert Parish this-gold-chief-could-be-mine
    Unseld Marks this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine

    Thanks!

  24. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  25. Redemption: This Gold 2012 Redemption could be mine.
    Lebron: This Gold LeBron could be mine.
    Unseld: This Gold Unseld could be mine.
    Parrish: This Gold Chief could be mine.
    Paul: This Gold Paul could be mine.

  26. tracy’s number #9 Andre Drummond pistons
    Forward, Connecticut

    keith’s #17 tyler Zeller mavs (traded to Cavaliers)
    Power Forward, North Carolina

  27. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

    Thanks Panini!

    A mini suggestion…maybe make the image titles a little more different. I think some people could guess the title after they found a couple.

    Pick ME!

  28. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine

    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine

    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine

    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  29. Great product. I just wish Panini would put an end to sticker autos. You guys have such beautiful hard-signed/on-card autos, why oh why do you do those tacky (and brutally ugly) sticker autos? But thanks for putting the serial numbers on the front — that is a huge improvement and much appreciated! I will buy many cases of Gold Standard and I look forward to the breaks.

  30. this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg

  31. Marks of the Hall Robert Parish (36/149): this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall (142/149): this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    Chris Paul Gold Rush (47/49): this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg
    Lebron James 14k Memorabilia (14/99): this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    2012 Draft Pick Redemption No. 9 this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

  32. 1. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    2. This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    3. This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    4. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    5. This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  33. Really nice stuff Panini love the scoring points lebron card and i hope to get a rookie auto redemption!!!! hope u guys got my post of the five guys that was fun. Lol see ya tracy- tim tebow brothers out- Peace!!!

  34. Chris Paul – This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    Lebron James – This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    Wes Unseld – This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    Robert Parish – This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Draft Redemption – This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  35. Hope I did this right lol…very cool idea!
    Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149)-This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149)-This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49)-This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99)-This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9.-This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  36. I think Panini shoul make a bid for Michael Jordan , and Lebron James I think then and only then can you justify the entry price point for the higher end products .It holds the hobby hostage when you guys bid on the contract but can’t land the two biggest elephants in the room as far as the NBA goes.

  37. Wes Unseld: This Gold Upseld could be mine

    Rookie redemp: QC9

    Robert parrish QC 77

    lebron james This gold lebron could be mine (i wished!!!!)

    chris paul QC 27 (isn’t Paul numbered 46/49?????)

    Thanks for the contest! Also…loved the break!

  38. I also wanted to comment on this break. Once again another great Panini Unwrapped. This product looks golden to say the least. I love the packaging. Its really awesome. The rookie redemptions I love the idea of and the memorabilia and auto looks great.

  39. I really liked that you guys included Alonzo Gee in this site. Nice to see some new faces on cards instead of the same 3 to 4 players for each team over and over again. With so many dominos yet to fall in free agency this year; especially Dwightmare are you guys still planning to release Hoops in early August? Also will the 300 base cards being divided evenly between teams like Adrenalyn was or will it be like last year when a few teams get just 5 cards. As a team collector I was really disappointed to see so few players on some teams as Hoops was really the only set to get guys deeper on the bench. Any chance Adrenalyn returns in ’12-’13? You guys seemed to spend a lot of money marketing it back in ’10-’11 but I know there were issues due to the lockout.

  40. This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 77
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

  41. http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/panini-america-11-12-gold-standard-qc-9.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    There’s my entry! For some reason that Chris Paul card took me forever to find! I love the look of these cards. They’d make a great late birthday present! Or an early birthday present for my first son, who’ll be here within a few weeks!

    Anyways, thanks for the contest and thanks for the great product that you guys consistently put out. I’ve often been disappointed when buying boxes from certain other companies, but I feel like I always know what I can expect from Panini.

  42. Amazing cards, can’t wait to find all the ones of my players. By the way, I was just wondering how to contact support for redemptions, since my messages were unanswered on the main site. I have a Kobe pending that has already been signed (saw it on the list), but didn’t receive it.

  43. 1. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    2. This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    3. This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    4. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    5. This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  44. LEBRON JAMES 14k MEMORABILIA=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball-80-pics/#jp-carousel-27615

    2012 DRAFT PICK REDEMPTION No.9=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball-80-pics/#jp-carousel-27222

    MARKS OF THE HALL ROBERT PARISH AUTOGRAPH=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball-80-pics/#jp-carousel-27288

    WES UNSELD MARKS OF THE HALL AUTOGRAPH=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/must-see-gallery-new-on-card-autographs-hitting-panini-america-hq-this-week/#jp-carousel-27618

    CHRIS PAUL GOLD RUSH=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/golden-glimpses-panini-america-sneaks-a-peek-at-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball/#jp-carousel-27613

  45. Thanks for the contest Tracy! Who says July isn’t a good time for an easter egg hunt??

    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

  46. Robert Parish – Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 77
    Wes Unseld – ????
    Chris Paul – Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 27
    Lebron James – This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    2012 Draft Redemption – Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 9

    I just searched for an hour & I encountered 3 things… 1. I failed the mission due to Wes Unseld. 2. It’s number 46 and not 47 on Chris Paul. and 3. I like the name on Lebron lol.

    I figured I would give my 2 cents since I failed the mission of getting cards.. I love how Panini keeps improving & improving. Not many companies go out of the way to see what the viewers actually want & yall go above & beyond! The quality, art, & slickness of the cards keep improving & improving with each product! I do wish yall could put some thinking in on this subject. I wish you got a checklist with the more expensive boxes. We get one with NBA Hoops but not with Past and Present, Limited, or Gold Standard. Maybe it’s just me but some people I think like to have an actual list in front of them & not have to go online & print them out. Lastly, almost all the fun is opening the package & hoping you have something rare or a “sick patch”. I’m sure it cost more when you start adding in more wrapping BUT like yall did Preferred I LOVED IT! Sure you only get 3 cards for $200.00 but at the same time you don’t get all 3 cards thrown in 1 pack. If yall were to wrap each of the cards in Limited or Gold Standard it would be an out of this park triple double! I loved Past and Present because of the mulitiple pack busting & the slick throw back design. Just my thoughts! Thanks again you guys for making the hobby enjoyable again! — Your fan from Tulsa, OK

  47. i had a blast doing the contest. i think it was as good as name the player hockey auto contest. boy i hope to win the chris paul gold that would be a centerpiece to my collection what else but 24kt

  48. this-gold-chief-could-be-mine

    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine

    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine

    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine

    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine

  49. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  50. Lebron = This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    Parish = This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Unseld = This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    Pick No. 9 Redemption = This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    Paul = This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

    I hope this is what you were looking for!! Thanks for the Contest!!!

  51. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

  52. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine-Robert Parish
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine-Lebron James
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine- Wes Unseld
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine- Pick # 9 Gold Futures Metal
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine- Chris Paul

    Hope to win something. Really loved this product. I participated in a box break and got a Private Signings Julius Erving! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  53. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

    Thanks for the contest Tracy!

  54. Hi Tracy,

    Draft pick 9-This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    Robert Parish-This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Chris PaulThis Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    Lebron James-This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    Wes Unseld-This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine

  55. this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine
    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine

    Hope i did that right, fun contest!

  56. I’m curious about other peoples reponse to this. I got back into collecting a few months ago & have bought every Panini Basketball product starting with NBA Hoops 2011-12. I have spent 1000’s of dollars from Past and Present, Preferred, Limited, & Gold Standard. My question to you all is this..

    1. Does anyone else wish products like “Limited” & “Gold Standard” were individualy wrapped? I’m not talking about each individual card, but even 2-3 cards in a pack. I really like how Preferred had 3 seperate packs in it rather than just 1 big one. I think half of the fun is that moment when you get a pack in your hand & opening it hoping for a rare or a patch of some sort. I’m not a huge fan of the Gold Standard packaging…. I opened 2 boxes this morning & the plastic wrap was kind of a let down to me. I could see 2 cards off the back what they would be. Maybe I just have a “Opening Pack Disorder” lol. But to me that is half of the fun! Especially if I am going to invest $200.00 in a pack of cards….

    2. Anyone else wish the higher end boxes got a checklist with them? Even if it’s poket sized! Yall did it with NBA Hoops but non of the others….

    That’s just my 2 cents. I would love to hear everyone elses responses & comments on this! Thanks again Panini & everyone in the NBA world! Thunder Up!

    1. 1.) I won’t be opening any Gold Standard but I will be opening 2 Limited boxes and I also really liked the idea of more than one pack in these boxes. The Preferred packaging was really cool.

      2.) I’d like to see checklists in each box simply because we don’t all buy cases. As much as people complain about redemption’s and I’m not big on them but when I get one I find it fun looking through the checklist to see which player it is, I noticed all the card details are on the redemption card now.

  57. Thanks to EVERYONE for going on this little scavenger hunt of ours. We’ve said it before, but Panini America has the greatest collectors in the world and you continue to prove it every day. Having said that, we randomly selected five winners from all correct entries.

    Those winners are:

    Bill
    Stan Wang
    cjh32
    Brady Wright
    Kyle Walden

    Thanks again. Winners, congratulations. Be on the lookout for an email from us tomorrow.

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