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Show Panini America Your Favorite Card in the 2012-13 NBA Season Tip-Off Show-Off

October 30, 2012

Tonight in Miami, LeBron James and the Heat begin defense of their 2011-12 NBA title against the Boston Celtics in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile, in Cleveland, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers host John Wall and the Washington Wizards in a showcase of two of the best young guards in the game. Finally, out in L.A., Kobe Bryant and the Lakers face the Dallas Mavericks in an early battle for Western Conference bragging rights.

Hoops heads, rejoice! Basketball is back.

And to commemorate such a joyous occasion, we here at Panini America want to give back to our passionate hoops collectors. You see those three boxes of 2012-13 NBA trading cards at the top of this post? We’re going to give them away to three lucky collectors. All you have to do to be eligible to win one of them is simply post a picture of you holding your favorite Panini America NBA trading card as a comment to this post.

That’s it.

We’ll give you until the end of the day Friday to locate your favorite Panini America NBA card and snap a quality shot of you AND your card. Together. It doesn’t have to be your newest or rarest or most valuable, just your favorite. And if you have a compelling reason why, please explain that in the comments, too.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy the games tonight, good luck, and thanks in advance for participating.

91 Comments leave one →
  1. Hanniel Lim permalink
    November 1, 2012 5:14 am

    My favorite Panini NBA Card is this Allen Iverson 09-10 National Treasures AU-Jersey card numbered to /25. Allen Iverson is my favorite NBA player of all time. Being a hardcore fan, I’m happy that Panini continues to produce new Iverson cards every year even though he’s no longer playing in the NBA. Keep it up!

  2. November 1, 2012 12:52 pm

    Hey, my preferred player is Steve Nash… it is a fantastic player.
    My favorite card of Steve is an auto patch #’d /10 of 10-11 Panini R&S.
    Thanks Tracy and all the Panini team.

    • November 1, 2012 2:40 pm

      You do bear a resemblance to the great Steve Nash. Great pic, too.

      • Eric Cabreros permalink
        November 1, 2012 2:56 pm

        Yes he does to the future hall of famer!

  3. November 1, 2012 7:47 pm

    2011 PANINI STUDIO ROOKIES NATIONAL FOIL PACK OF KYRIE IRVING STILL SEALED IN ORIGINAL SEE-THREW PACKAGING. I was so excited that the Cavs drafted Kyrie Irving but, at the time, I was having trouble finding any cards of him due to the NBA lockout. I did a lot of searching and only saw a few dealers selling just this one card that was distributed at the 2011-12 PANINI NATIONAL CONVENTION. I got lucky and was able to purchase this card for only $5.00! about a month later I was seeing this same card sell for $40 to $100 dollars. This is by far my favorite card because it helped me through those dark times without Panini trading cards and the NBA

  4. David Pham permalink
    November 1, 2012 8:17 pm

    My favorite card would have to be this Jeremy Lin Auto from Rookie and Stars Longevity. I decided to hold on to this card and he turned out to be a star! I decided to have the card graded for my personal collection and I still have the original box that it came in. Thanks Panini!

  5. Jeffery permalink
    November 1, 2012 10:11 pm

    Hey Tracy!
    Here’s my favorite card:

    It’s not fancy, it’s an Panini Studio of Chris Bosh when he’s still in Raptors (I haven’t been able to get any better cards of him like jersey or autos) but he’s my all-time favorite player. The reason is because he’s from Georgia Tech, where I attend. So I like to show my Yellow Jacket pride! Funny random fact, Derrick Favors was in my English class Freshman year! 😛

  6. November 2, 2012 2:01 am

    Beautiful set design, thowback ABA Nuggets jersey fits well with the ‘Gold Standard’ theme, and the inscription tops it off. As a huge Nuggets fan, it was sad to see Bird go, but I’m happy for his last card in a Nuggets uni, Panini blessed me with this. Even Andersen himself is in awe of the card whenever it’s out…

  7. November 2, 2012 9:38 am

    Contest submission from Budhi Purnama Utomo:

    I have only 2 dreams in collecting. I am honored to be selected as 2011 Beckett Supercollector for my 3,500 different Karl Malone cards collected over almost 20 years. My second and bigger dream is to meet The Mailman himself.

    This 2011/12 @paniniamerica Timeless Treasures NBA 50th anniversary GOLD Logoman 1 of 1 is truly a masterpiece. I wish to get The Mailman himself to autograph this super beautiful card.
    Hope this dream of mine can come true.

  8. Starquest permalink
    November 2, 2012 11:23 am

    Even though this card is not autographed or have any memorabilia a on it, it is still my favorite. I just sent you the email Tracy-

  9. November 2, 2012 12:27 pm

    Here’s me with my Notable Nicknames Oscar Robertson #5/25. He’s one of the greatest in the game with a cool nickname to boot.

  10. Tushawny permalink
    November 2, 2012 5:39 pm

    This Blake Griffin Father’s Day card has to be my favorite. It is not numbered but I have not seem another autographed version anywhere! How many of these are out there Tracy?

  11. November 2, 2012 8:33 pm

    Please disregard my first post because the first link did not work. My first post’s link did not work. Here’s my second try for the link/entry.

    Updated link:

    I have been personal collecting Pau Gasol for about a year now. This 2009-10 Panini Limited Glass Cleaners card is my favorite. It includes a jersey swatch, Pau’s signature and is serially numbered to just 10.

  12. Aaron Leavelle permalink
    November 2, 2012 10:19 pm

    #1 Goran Dragic fan/collector right here!/doubleaml/media/slideshow?

  13. November 7, 2012 8:49 am

    When will the winners of this contest be announced?

  14. November 7, 2012 5:54 pm

    Contest entry for Greg Malloy:

    I collected Xavier Henry and these are my favorite cards. IMO these are better than the auto’d one. The Adidas Laundry Tags match up 1/3 & 3/3. You did a story on me last year on my collection don’t know if you remember but I have put almost all of his cards together except a couple of 1/1s and 1/5s — the rest has been completed!

  15. November 7, 2012 6:09 pm

    OK, we just picked winners. But we did a little something special. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what, though. 🙂


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