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Panini Peek: 2012-13 Limited Basketball

August 29, 2012

Limited Basketball — one of the hoops hobby’s most beloved releases — returns to the hardwood in late November with a revamped 2012-13 edition that includes a clever new technological “twist” and a radically reconfigured Rookie Card design.

Those two noteworthy developments, in concert with the continuation of Panini America’s massive and historic Double Rookie Class, should give longtime loyalists their most loaded Limited yet.

For starters, there’s the cutting-edge RC design that’s printed on clear acetate stock, hard-signed and die-cut to mimic the shape of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. There will be 100 Rookie Cards total, including the likes of 2012 NBA ROY Kyrie Irving and 2012 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, with none numbered to more than 399.

Limited also features the debut of Panini America’s “Revolution” memorabilia card concept in the Home & Away insert. The suspended two-sided memorabilia piece in the middle of each card spins to reveal a swatch of home game-worn jersey on one side and a swatch of road game-worn jersey on the other.

The 2012-13 Limited Basketball base set features 250 cards (including 100 Rookies), as well as three base-set parallels (Silver, Gold and Platinum), six unique memorabilia inserts and five unique autographed inserts. Each seven-card box will deliver two autographed cards (including one hard-signed RC) and one memorabilia card.

Limited’s other highlights include . . .

  • The return of the popular Glass Cleaners insert with multiple versions including Memorabilia, Prime Memorabilia, AutographsAutographs Memorabilia and Autographs Memorabilia Prime. Each version features a unique player roster highlighting the game’s best rebounders.
  • Look for five other autographed insert sets including Unlimited Potential, Masterful Marks, Spotlight SignaturesMaterial Monikers and Material Monikers Prime.
  • The debut of the Lights Out memorabilia insert focusing on the game’s best scorers doing what they do best: Shooting the lights out.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on 2012-13 Limited Basketball in the coming weeks. But until then, enjoy this extended first-look gallery:

22 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2012 11:27 am

    Looks like another fantastic release from Panini for hoops fan, can’t wait to see a 3-D view of this spinning memorabilia card or video to see how it works. Thanks for the sneak peek Tracy!

  2. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 29, 2012 11:56 am

    Love the overhaul on the rookie design..but out of all of these really sweet cards the one that stands out and catches my that Kobe Home/Away jersey card…wow to say the least. Nice size swatch really does it well!

  3. daveylangs permalink
    August 29, 2012 12:04 pm

    The cards look smokin!!!

  4. Ernest Hebert permalink
    August 29, 2012 12:26 pm

    Product looks cool ….a nice grey bleed on the sides of the “rookie” from light on the extremity to darker towards the center would have made it really pop …just my two cents…

  5. John permalink
    August 29, 2012 1:29 pm

    Way to completely devalue the XRC redemptions you put in 11-12 Limited!!!

  6. Graham permalink
    August 29, 2012 2:27 pm

    will the Trophy Case inserts be there again? They were my favourite to collect in Limited 11/12

  7. Dan Quigley permalink
    August 29, 2012 4:38 pm

    Why two sets of Limited in just a few month span?

    • August 29, 2012 4:39 pm

      One helped us end the 2011-12 season. The new one in November will release right around the start of the 2012-13 NBA season.

  8. Jaelynn permalink
    August 29, 2012 6:42 pm

    When is this going to be in stores?

  9. August 29, 2012 6:51 pm

    You haven’t even finished filling the redemptions from Limited two years ago… The only limited thing in limited is live autographs

  10. Nick Gauder permalink
    August 29, 2012 7:44 pm

    Limited looks better than ever!! I love the new RC design and the revolution insert looks great too! To everybody mad at Panini about redemptions, I know they hate having to put redemptions in their products but because of the players busy schedule, they don’t have a choice. If they keep pushing the release date back to get as much live autos as they can, then people would complain about Panini not releasing when it’s supposed to. Panini CS has been working hard on redeeming all outstanding redemptions and they have done a great job. Keep up the great work Panini!!

  11. August 29, 2012 8:59 pm

    This is music to my ears! Already excited for the upcoming season and limited has always been a very solid product year in and year out. Thanks for sharing Tracy!

  12. August 30, 2012 4:08 am

    Very slick design the way that the signatures have a clearly defined area so there can be no mistake when guys go to sign. The Home and Away card is something quite interesting and different really looking forward to hunting one down on the bay to see how they are in hand.

  13. Jordan permalink
    August 30, 2012 4:36 am

    I still can’t get over my love for the way the glasscleaners look. Nice work again Panini!

  14. Dan permalink
    August 30, 2012 7:03 am

    Way to kill the value of any rookie cards (or XRCs) from the 11-12 release. They might not even be redeemed by November, or at the very least they will be just sent out.

  15. Bubuh permalink
    August 31, 2012 7:46 am

    Never ending stcker auto…..

  16. RamboJrV permalink
    December 2, 2012 11:13 pm

    Will this product have Damian Lillard rookie auto’s?


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