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Panini America Teases Base-Set Variations for 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball

April 30, 2012

Add this to the list of throwback thrills slated to permeate 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball when it releases on May 16: Short-printed base-set variations — sure to be among the most sought after nuances in Panini America’s masterful mashup of old-school design elements and modern printing technologies.

In all, 50 players on the Past & Present checklist will be represented with base-set variation SPs, a generation-spanning selection of today’s hottest superstars and yesterday’s greatest legends. We offer a scene-setting sneak peak of just some of those SPs (fronts and backs) in the gallery that follows.

Oh, and just in case you missed our revealing weekend coverage of 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball, you can access those galleries by clicking the links below:

Scorching: Panini America Peeks Fireworks Insert in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball

NBA’s Sharpest Shooters Shine in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball’s “Raining 3s”


18 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2012 12:21 pm

    These have a very nice late 70’s, disco-esque feel to them. Excellent job honoring the roots of the hobby with this subset! Thanks as always Tracy!

  2. brian permalink
    April 30, 2012 12:22 pm

    Okay, I think that’s enough of the old school designs. The inserts look nice, though. Hoping for Prestige or R&S w/ 11-12 rookies in it…we’re into the playoffs already & still no 11-12 RC’s.

    • byronscott4ever permalink
      April 30, 2012 1:38 pm

      No rookies until there are redemptions in Limited (I think?) for this year’s and next year’s rookies….

      • April 30, 2012 2:58 pm

        Actually, the dual rookie redemptions will make their first appearance in 2011-12 Past & Present, with the 2011-12s being autographed redemptions.

  3. Ricardo permalink
    April 30, 2012 12:37 pm

    Definetly the best Product from what i have seen so far!

    Would be amazing if Rasheed would be on the checklist! *crossing fingers*

  4. Ivan Monroy permalink
    April 30, 2012 1:09 pm

    Look nice. I didn’t look through all of them but on the Duncan on the back it says “former tennage champion.” Is this a typo? Was teenage meant?

  5. April 30, 2012 1:39 pm

    You guys must have your Afro’s on! Loving the disco 70’s feel this set has. Brings back the great memories of a 90s set and insert sets. Great job with your NBA products this year!

  6. byronscott4ever permalink
    April 30, 2012 1:39 pm

    Is Byron in this set?

  7. Nick Gauder permalink
    April 30, 2012 1:47 pm

    Nice gallery Tracy!!!! I cant wait to see some autos from this product. Cant wait to bust some boxes when it comes out!! Keep up the great work Panini!!!

  8. Jon permalink
    April 30, 2012 5:26 pm

    There must be a shortage of game used jerseys and patches. I havent seen any Basketball gameused cards on here in awhile. Hope there will be some soon.

  9. charles faires permalink
    April 30, 2012 6:56 pm

    ok when will the RC’s be redemed? will we have to wait till next year what month are we looking at oct, nov,dec

  10. Scott Edblom permalink
    April 30, 2012 7:50 pm

    Lots of interesting and great looking inserts have been previewed and I applaud Panini for their artistic endeavors. However, not having any rookie cards available prior to the playoffs is just plain unforgiveable and I certainly have no time or interest to play the redemption game right now. The quicker we can turn the page on 2011-12 the better.

  11. Jim permalink
    April 30, 2012 10:33 pm

    I have to agree with Scott Edblom. I really like the looks of the Raining 3’s inserts. Great job on those.

    However, without RC autos in either Hoops or Preferred, Panini has had to find lots of obscure players to “fill the autograph quotas/needs” of these two products. In my opinion, the sense of value for either product is just not there for most of the boxes I have busted. When you’re filling auto quotas every retired player who’ll sign and 278 active players, good cards are very few and far between. Even decent cards are tough to get. Many of the retired players in the auto roster of Preferred were great players in their time but virtually “valueless” in the hobby. So when you’re paying roughly $50 per card as in Preferred, it’s tough to feel as though you’re not being taken advantage of.

    With redemptions for 12-13 rookies coming in this year’s products, will there still be auto’d RCs next year?

  12. Jay L permalink
    April 30, 2012 11:46 pm

    the design is very simple and i just love it…very nice work, keep the previews coming!

  13. Bobby Cooper permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:34 am

    Great set design but the fact that there are no rookie cards in the product (or any for 2011-12) is a turn-off for me. Redemptions won’t be considered their true rookie cards either. It especially sucks knowing that these redemption cards will expire in a year or two and no one will want to buy this on the secondary market after the fact.

  14. deloreanfan81 permalink
    May 7, 2012 9:00 pm

    trippy man…lol


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