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Panini America Peeks Several New Images in 2011-12 Limited Basketball Preview

April 10, 2012

In late May, just as the 2011-12 NBA Playoffs are heating up, Panini America will do its part to add similar sizable sizzle to the hoops hobby with the release of 2011-12 Limited Basketball, re-engineered for the new season with more than 10 unique autograph designs, a 200-card base set and special Rookie Redemption cards good for players from the 2011 and 2012 NBA Drafts.

Each six-card pack of 2011-12 Limited Basketball will deliver one memorabilia card and two autographs from a lineup that includes an updated Glass Cleaners roster and the all-new Trophy Case insert.

Other highlights of the product that will be packaged 15 packs to a case include:

  • A list of superstar signers that includes Kobe Bryant, Kevin DurantDirk NowitzkiDerrick RoseMagic JohnsonBlake GriffinChris PaulLarry BirdBill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal
  • The Trophy Case Signatures Materials Prime insert featuring the greatest accomplishments of the greatest players in NBA history along with an autograph and prime game-worn memorabilia piece
  • Glass Cleaners Signatures: In the spirit of the set’s name, look for a clean, classic design along with autographs from the game’s best rebounders — both current and retired
  • The Limited Trios Signatures insert featuring player combinations from the same teams, eras and positions
  • The Potential autograph insert incorporating signatures from the game’s top young talent and quickly rising stars
  • Decade Dominance Signatures featuring autographs from the game’s most consistent and long-tenured players
  • The new Masterful Marks insert honoring 50 up-and-coming NBA players as well as the game’s most-seasoned veterans

Get your first extended sneak peek at 2011-12 Limited Basketball below and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.

28 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2012 5:38 pm

    Limited is always a highlight in any sport’s release calendar and this looks to be no different. These are some spectacular previews and I’m sure there will be more to come! Thanks Tracy!

  2. Matt permalink
    April 10, 2012 5:39 pm

    Are the rookie and xrc redemptions for autographed cards or base cards?

    • April 10, 2012 5:46 pm

      For the 2011-12 class, they’re autographed; for the 2012-13 class, they’re base cards.

  3. Nick Gauder permalink
    April 10, 2012 5:41 pm

    YES!!!! I cant wait for the first chance to pull a Rookie Redemption!!! I love how you guys are incorperating 2011/2012 rookie class AND 2012/2013 rookie class!! I like the idea and i hope i pull one of those #1 draft picks redemptions from either year! This years rookie class is so DEEP and its going to be great!!! Keep the Pics coming Tracy!

    • Sports Card Radio permalink
      April 10, 2012 6:03 pm

      I agree, these redemptions should be a nice score. On draft day it will be interesting to see who you end up with.

  4. byronscott4ever permalink
    April 10, 2012 5:48 pm

    Tracy, just to save time, are any of the following players in this set: Byron Scott, Dominique Wilkins, any Milwaukee Bucks besides Brandon Jennings and Rasheed Wallace? 🙂

  5. John permalink
    April 10, 2012 7:10 pm

    Wow that kobe is beautiful! I’m looking forward to the Rookies too 🙂
    Any ideas when the release date for this may be?

  6. April 10, 2012 7:55 pm

    Limited has always been one of my favorite. Looking forward to it every year! Awesome previews, can’t wait for more! Thanks Panini! yeyeye

  7. maty3456 permalink
    April 10, 2012 8:08 pm

    How do you guys get all this memorabelia from theese old and retired players?

    • April 10, 2012 8:32 pm

      Many ways. Some we acquired long ago through approved auction houses or directly from the players or their estates.

  8. Hoopsman permalink
    April 10, 2012 8:16 pm

    Great Looking stuff. I always enjoy Limited. Can’t wait to see more

  9. Tim Y permalink
    April 10, 2012 8:45 pm

    Will any of the autos be on-card? Any patchy goodness to top the Preferred Silhouettes?

    • April 10, 2012 8:58 pm

      I’m quite certain there will be significant on-card content. Have seen much else in the way of previews but I will share it with you guys as soon as I do.

  10. April 10, 2012 9:21 pm

    Glass Cleaners were nice last year and look even better this year.

  11. April 10, 2012 9:37 pm

    Please tell me Ersan Ilyasova is in the Glass Cleaners set?!? He’s been beasting the past 2 months or so so I hope you guys get him in some more products and maybe get some autographs and memorabilia cards of him since he hasn’t had any since 2006/07!

  12. hairyangryfella permalink
    April 10, 2012 9:59 pm

    Redemptions aren’t Panini’s strongest suit… so I hope you guys turn these around before the next year of rookies come through!
    Limited has been a bit boring in the past, with every card having the same kind of refractory finish. The Glass Cleaners look nice, as long as the Trios aren’t ‘trapped’ Signatures then this could be a winner.

    • April 10, 2012 10:11 pm

      Appreciate the feedback. We have a new CS manager on board and are working hard every day to not only get redemptions filled, but to reduce new ones going forward. It is a work in progress but it is improving and will continue to do so.

  13. April 11, 2012 3:40 am

    The Trios autographs look absolutely awesome i’m assuming there will be a Celtics one?

  14. Matt Gilman permalink
    April 11, 2012 4:37 am

    Trophy case looks sick. Love the Glass Cleaners. What an incredible angle for a pic. Did a photographer sit on the back board??? 🙂

    Been getting back into basketball again. Thanks a lot Panini 😉

    • byronscott4ever permalink
      April 11, 2012 1:35 pm

      NBA photographers usually have remote controlled cameras on top of the backboard.

  15. Scott permalink
    April 11, 2012 8:48 am

    The cards look great, but will there be any other NBA products available at a retail?

  16. April 11, 2012 5:36 pm

    Very cool about the redemptions for rookies and knowing there will be some rookie autographs. Can’t wait to see who you have lined up.

  17. April 14, 2012 3:59 pm

    Love the Glass Leaners and Trophy Case Cards!!!

  18. Nathan permalink
    May 16, 2012 6:15 pm

    Do you know the release date?


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