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Panini America Teases the Stunning Debut of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (Gallery)

September 17, 2012

I could attempt to explain the print-technology wizardry that proudly permeates the upcoming release of Panini America’s 2012-13 Prizm Basketball. But instead, I’ll let the official Product Information Sheet speak for me: “Prizm delivers a familiar, but dramatically improved, technology that has been missing from the basketball hobby.”

That description in concert with the preview images below should tell you all you need to know about this promising new addition to the Panini America NBA family.

2012-13 Prizm Basketball (six cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) features a 300-card base set including 100 rookies (the continuation of Panini America’s massive and historic Double Rookie Class), Prizms and Gold Prizms parallels, four themed insert sets and a 100-card autograph that includes Prizm variations.

The product, which ships in late October, places a premium on design- and photo-driven inserts that play to Prizm’s extraordinary print technology; each box will yield two Prizms parallels, two autographs and two additional inserts.

Other highlights include . . .

  • Etching on each card — base and insert — that brings a 3D effect to the Prizm printing technology
  • Two autograph cards per box
  • A USA Basketball insert that pays tribute to the gold-medal-winning 2012 US Basketball team with a patriotic design
  • A Finalists insert incorporating the game’s biggest champions and superstars

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on the exciting 2012-13 Prizm Basketball release. Until then, enjoy this first extended look:

33 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Gilman permalink
    September 17, 2012 12:30 pm

    Even though its a small preview…its eye catchy. Used to love the Prizm technology and now you guys brought it back. Panini keeps showing us why they are top dog in the industry. The listen to us collectors. They bring back favorites about the hobby, put a Panini twist to them and keep us all coming back for more.

  2. September 17, 2012 12:31 pm

    Looks like another winner, great base design and should pop with the gold prizm parallel. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  3. Matt Gillman permalink
    September 17, 2012 12:33 pm

    The definition of drool-worthy. Panini does it again.

  4. Helmutt permalink
    September 17, 2012 12:38 pm

    More Football, less Hockey & Basketball. Tis the season!!!

  5. Student of the Game permalink
    September 17, 2012 12:42 pm

    Love the action photo with crowd in background…Really “pops!”

  6. Nick Gauder permalink
    September 17, 2012 1:20 pm

    Looks Great!!! Nice job Panini!!

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    September 17, 2012 1:37 pm

    Another stunning NBA product! Way to go guys!

  8. eric cabreros permalink
    September 17, 2012 1:39 pm

    Thanks Panini! So excited about news like this. Keep up the good work on giving us awesome product!

  9. chris miller permalink
    September 17, 2012 1:45 pm

    They still seem to look like all the other Panini cards…I need something thats different please!

  10. September 17, 2012 2:01 pm

    what is the MAPP on this

  11. September 17, 2012 4:21 pm

    I love the USA cards. Great background for the card!!

  12. Matt Gilman permalink
    September 17, 2012 4:49 pm

    Glad to see the #1 card company bringing this amazing technology to the industry again. It’s been missed. Well done Panini team. Have I mentioned how much I love everything Panini?

  13. gregmalloy permalink
    September 17, 2012 6:11 pm

    No pictures??

  14. Vinny permalink
    September 17, 2012 8:18 pm

    I’ve always wondered why all of the comments on The Knight’s Lance seem WAY TOO over the top. “Wow! the #1 card company does it again with another masterpiece”, “Once again Panini shows why they are the best in the world”, “Unbelievable design Panini, I’d give up my 1st born for one of those” and blah blah blah. You guys simply disallow comments that point out Panini’s numerous flaws.

    • September 17, 2012 8:37 pm

      Absolutely not true. Constructive criticism is always encouraged and approved. If you simply want to bash us, trash and rip us to shreds, there are any number of other sites that provide you such a forum.

      • Kelvin K permalink
        September 18, 2012 12:40 am

        I always thought the inability to produce Rookie Cards for 11-12 season was due to the lockdown + No Rookie Photoshoot. However, a look at recent releases (Hoops 12-13, Prestige 12-13) that includes rookies from 12 -13 class concludes that even when the photoshoot had taken place, the photos used were either draft day suit up shots or training uniform shots. What’s up with that Panini?

  15. September 17, 2012 9:16 pm

    Wow these are some great looking cards! Its nice to see something new and refreshing like this! I cant wait to get my hands on some! On another not Tracy would u be able to tell me when Panini will be ready to putThe Past and Present 2012 Draft Pick Redemption Set on the production line and sent out! I ended up pulling a redemption for the whole set and im truly excited to see what there gonna look like!!!

  16. Linda Williamson permalink
    September 17, 2012 10:23 pm

    I love ur products!

  17. Andrew Jordan permalink
    September 17, 2012 11:55 pm

    What is the MAPP/MSRP on this, Tracy?

  18. September 18, 2012 10:53 am

    I like the Team USA card, are those showing up in any other sets this year?

  19. Brad permalink
    September 18, 2012 11:37 am

    I’m not going to bash you guys at Panini but I am going to make a few suggestions. I was thinking that maybe you should stop putting out so many products so that the ones you do put out kick even more ass. I think you guys are spreading yourselves a little too thin and the creativity and quality are going downhill. This would probably help with not having so many redemption’s in products too. Athletes are no different than anyone else for the most part and don’t want to spend so long signing cards in their down time. I don’t know this for fact but I would imagine with all the cards or stickers they have to sign, they start getting tired or lackadaisical about the whole process and their auto’s end up looking horrible or terribly off the sticker. Nothing sucks worse than getting a low numbered patch auto with a sticker auto on it and some of the auto is cut off. Makes getting it graded and increasing the value of it all but impossible. How about making the stickers wider? Is that a possibility? I’d rather have a huge sticker with the entire auto on it than a small one with some of the auto missing. That’s my 2 cents, but you guys are doing a great job as far as I’m concerned. I just hope the Raiders draft someone worth collecting next year. I miss not having a player to go after. If their season keeps going the way it is, I believe they will have a high draft pick, unless they trade it away for a 35 year old long snapper.

  20. Eric Cabreros permalink
    September 20, 2012 1:55 pm

    We do really LOVE Panini!!! Very Excited on The Threads And the Prizm. Looks really awesome!
    We collectors love products like this. It’s worth the chase, the excitement and the love of Collecting. Thank you again from all basketball Collectors!
    My son, Joshua and I would love to be Opening this on youtube!!!!
    Thumbs Up!!!

  21. Rauntz permalink
    October 16, 2012 4:50 am

    i get 2 autographs, 2 prizm cards and 2 INSERTS – does this mean i only get 2 cards for total four themed inserts (example: for the box i get 1 USA basketball and 1 finalist – and the other cards are base cards and 2 autographs and 2 prizm ?) I dont get it!


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