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Panini Peek: 2012-13 Elite Basketball

November 12, 2012

With each new Panini Peek NBA product preview we post, we’re really starting to enjoy and appreciate the true potential of a full season’s worth of releases. After a most non-traditional 2011-12 season limited us to just five new products (NBA Hoops, Preferred, Past & Present, Limited and Gold Standard), the 2012-13 roster is starting to come together nicely.

The collectibles world is already buzzing about next month’s release of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball and we recently previewed returning juggernaut 2012-13 Contenders Basketball, which releases in early January. Today, we’re pulling the curtain back on yet another industry staple: 2012-13 Elite Basketball.

Launching in early February, 2012-13 Elite Basketball will deliver some of collecting’s most beloved inserts across all sports, including Passing the Torch Autographs, Aspirations and Status parallels and autographed Rookie Cards printed on clear acetate card stock.

Elite’s 200-card base set is bolstered by 100 on-card-signed Rookie Inscriptions Autographs, four parallels (Aspirations, Status, Gold Status and Black Status), four memorabilia insert sets (each with Prime versions) and five unique autograph inserts. Each box of 2012-13 Elite Basketball (five cards per pack, 20 packs per box) will deliver three autographs and one memorabilia card.

The insert roster is highlighted by such brand staples as Elite Signatures, All-Time Greats Signatures, Dominators, Craftsmen and both Elite Series and Rookie Elite Series.

We’ll have much more on Elite’s exciting return to the hardwood in the coming days and weeks. But for now, simply enjoy this revealing first look . . .

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew McKay permalink
    November 12, 2012 3:18 pm

    Awesome, hard signatures looks like a great set.

  2. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 12, 2012 3:22 pm

    Wow! Really love the previews of this elite!
    Panini is true world class product and the leader in new innovation using cuting edge technology! Thanks Tracy for the preview!
    At least we could see how good the direction Panini is going!

  3. Matthew Zorrilla permalink
    November 12, 2012 3:29 pm

    With the release of all the new amazing Panini basketball products, i want to get a hobby box so bad. Never gotten one. Thanks for the awesome Elite preview Tracey!!

  4. Sport card collectors permalink
    November 12, 2012 3:51 pm

    Elite looks great. Passing the torch autos rock with ELITE players autographs on the same card. I have been very impressed with Paninis nba lineup so far.

  5. biggi5malls permalink
    November 12, 2012 4:49 pm

    Can’t wait to see more; looks great so far

  6. Keegan permalink
    November 12, 2012 5:50 pm

    Can I expect to see Joe Johnson autos in his Nets uniform in this product?

  7. Adam Burling permalink
    November 12, 2012 6:28 pm

    Looks pretty good so far! What is the inscription on the Kyrie?

  8. November 12, 2012 7:04 pm

    Always loved Elite and happy Panini decided to release it once again for basketball its been truly missed!!!

  9. November 12, 2012 7:12 pm

    Are we going to see any rookie jersey autograph cards from last year’s rookie class. I know their rookie cards have been delayed until this season, so shouldn’t there we game worn material you can use for them? Would love to see a Kyrie Irving RPA.

  10. November 12, 2012 7:25 pm

    I’ve always liked the design and style of ELITE. More great stuff here as well. I think the die-cuts were the most interesting part.

  11. November 12, 2012 7:40 pm

    Are there gonna be any rookie base in this product and is the Knight what they’ll look like?

  12. November 13, 2012 4:46 am

    Oh Snap! Elite is back! Wooooooooooo!

  13. November 14, 2012 12:56 pm

    great look,,,,,,,, awesome… these are true heros

  14. PETER SI VUONG permalink
    November 14, 2012 10:56 pm

    i love it

  15. Michael F permalink
    November 27, 2012 4:48 pm

    I’d like to see the photography go back to the in game action shots from back in the day as opposed to a still shot of the player & nothing else in the background. Also, bring back the complete career stats as opposed to just a one year summary. Things I miss about collecting cards.


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