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Panini America Provides a Sneak Preview of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball

October 11, 2012

It’s only Thursday and already it’s been a hectic hoops week for all of us here at Panini America. On Tuesday we provided the tantalizing first look at 2012-13 Absolute Basketball. Yesterday, Panini America NBA Brand Manager Keith Hower and Assistant Brand Manager Wes Elliott oversaw the quality control process for 2012-13 Threads Basketball. (Expect a massive QC gallery on that soon.)

Today, we provide a sneak peek on yet another historically herculean Panini America basketball brand that missed the 2011-12 season but is primed for a huge comeback year: 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball.

Slated to arrive in late December, 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball will be bolstered by two major technological advances (the 100-card Glass Rookies autographed RCs and the uniquely “twisted” Revolution Materials insert featuring a suspended, two-sided memorabilia piece that spins to reveal swatches of game-worn memorabilia from two NBA superstars).

Each five-card tin of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures will deliver two autographs (including one on-card RC) and one memorabilia card. The 150-card base set is augmented by the 100-card autographed Rookie Card subset, three base-set parallels (Gold, Silver and Platinum), five unique memorabilia inserts and six unique autographed inserts.

Among the new autographed inserts added to the product are Time To Shine (on-card signatures from the game’s top rookies) and Treasured Ink (on-card autographs from the game’s top superstars and retired legends).

We’ll have much more on the exciting return of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. For now, though, enjoy this first extended preview of the product.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. eric cabreros permalink
    October 11, 2012 11:08 am

    Looks amazing. This is timeless and sure to be treasured!
    Thanks Panini!

  2. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 11, 2012 11:43 am

    I really want to see the suspended jersey card up close…thats gotta be awesome!
    How bout you picked one up close?

  3. Quigley permalink
    October 11, 2012 1:23 pm

    Ugh, bland and uninspiring. When’s the competition coming back?

    • Hardcore Cuntry permalink
      October 11, 2012 5:21 pm


    • November 6, 2012 1:28 am

      If that’s bland I’d like to see your definition of busy..Lets put colorful rainbows on the cards. Is that what your looking for? the competition is not here because they were “uninspiring”

  4. October 11, 2012 3:40 pm

    Wow Panini you have outdone yourself with this set. Unbelievable treasures are in store here.

  5. Kingbudd permalink
    October 11, 2012 4:56 pm

    I don’t understand why you named it “Glass Rookies”? That name does not fit on a black card. If you were going to name it Glass Rookies you should have used Upper Deck’s Clear Cut design from 2005-06.

    Also what is the expected MSRP per box?

  6. October 11, 2012 8:00 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the Revolution Materials and Glass Rookies cards!!

  7. Bryce permalink
    October 12, 2012 12:25 am

    So very repetitive, I agree with Q’s comment above. Step up your game!

  8. October 12, 2012 6:10 am

    Loving the look of the glass rookie and how they will look in hand will definitely be a step up on your standard auto card!

    The revolution idea and design is pretty cool i’m guessing all that white square is blank space? Only thought I have is that If it were possible to make the revolving bit a bit more snug and not so in your face? Will be interesting to see in hand!

    • October 12, 2012 6:32 am

      Yes, sir. The white around the jersey swatch is what allows it to spin. The one prototype I’ve seen is surprisingly snug. Will show some here as soon as the finished ones are done.

  9. October 12, 2012 7:28 am

    Are there Logomen?

  10. October 13, 2012 12:04 am

    will there be a Revolution Materials prime set?

    • Tracy Hackler permalink*
      October 13, 2012 1:25 am

      I don’t believe there is.

      • October 13, 2012 2:09 am

        oh well they still look nice.. cheers Tracy

      • Tracy Hackler permalink*
        October 13, 2012 2:21 am

        Cheers to you, too, man. I will double check with our product folks, though.

  11. Cole Feinbloom permalink
    October 13, 2012 6:23 pm

    This looks absolutely nasty. Really love all the designs here. Well done Panini!


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