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Panini America Tips Off NBA All-Star Break with More Peeks at Preferred, Select Autos

February 14, 2013

Panini America Select Preferred All-Star Weekend Preview Gallery (11)

HOUSTON — Yes, we know that 2012-13 Elite Basketball is less than a week from hitting hobby shops. And we know that the product’s arrival after a few seasons away has hoops collectors all over the globe excited. Heck, we’re just as excited — especially after checking out the Quality Control Gallery. But when you have the chance to preview the kind of basketball card brilliance that has arrived at Panini America headquarters in recent days, well, you do it.

So to help tip off 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in style, we proudly present this extended look at some of the must-see on-card autographs from 2012-13 Select Basketball and 2012-13 Preferred Basketball that have hit HQ in the last few days. We’re talking absolutely sick Silhouette Primes, dazzlingly die-cut Panini’s Choice Awards and so much more. Enjoy the gallery, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of what promises to be a fantastic 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend.

Oh, and if you’re in Houston, be sure to come by Houston Sports Connection today for a rare public signing with Rockets superstar James Harden. The signing begins at 3:30 p.m. (CST). You can find more information here.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. Herbie permalink
    February 14, 2013 12:58 pm


  2. Ron permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:06 pm

    I am somewhat confused. The Silhouettes on the face of the card say they are Crown Royale, which has been a brand unto itself but your article mentions, Select and Preferred basketball. Are the Silhouette going to be in Select and Preferred or are they going to be in a Crown Royale basketball product? Thanks in advance for the help.

  3. February 14, 2013 1:07 pm

    That Hardaway is going to be a pricey one for sure. Is that Jamaal Wilkes’ first jersey card? Last year the Choice were on card and Signatures were stickers–are these both mostly on card this year?

  4. penny1fan permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:10 pm

    WOW – Those Penny Hardaway cards are stunning

  5. wally permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:10 pm

    awesome cards, nice to see those rookie’s signing, hope we see their 2011 autograph’s being fulfilled after the 2013 All Star Break

  6. Eric Cabreros permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:11 pm

    Love the On Card Beauty of Those cards!
    Got Penny!
    Thanks Tracy for that very appetiting preview!
    That’s why we Preferred Panini!

    Happy Valentines every one!

  7. Kevin permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:11 pm

    Will there be a way to distinguish the prime versions (ie Bill Laimbeer could fall under either).

    Will Johnas Valanciunas have a silhouette auto/prime card?

  8. barcafan1033 permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:38 pm

    Fantastic to see the number of on card Autos in these sets. I am getting more excited about Preferred with each preview. Will definitely be hoping to get one of the Rodman, Van Exel, and Shaq silhouette primes you’ve shown in the last couple galleries, although I am sure they will all be pretty pricey.

    Tracy, any info on how many silhouette primes will be found in a case on average? Will there be jersey silhouettes for all of the players with prime versions? Thanks for the preview regardless.

  9. Chad B permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:40 pm

    Now that is what I am talking about. Outstanding!

  10. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    February 14, 2013 2:23 pm

    Silhouettes are just nasty sick. You just gotta love those. Great lookin product

  11. zac smith permalink
    February 14, 2013 2:52 pm

    Lovely cards. although the silhouette patches look considerably smaller this year.

  12. February 14, 2013 3:47 pm

    Man, that Penny will sell for one billion dollars. These look great dudes.

  13. Wally permalink
    February 14, 2013 3:52 pm

    Just what we need more Artis Gilmore autos

  14. February 14, 2013 4:25 pm

    Very cool and colorful!

  15. Javie permalink
    February 14, 2013 5:27 pm

    OMG! Danny Manning is dunking the basketball! Finally a card photo with a real dunk on it! I got my wish from my last post! YESSSS!

  16. hudsonfan15 permalink
    February 15, 2013 5:49 am

    Simply outstanding, let the PMG chase ensue for another year! Thanks Tracy!

  17. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 15, 2013 6:51 am

    love the prefered holofoil and the patches are sick…sweet insert hits guys

  18. February 15, 2013 12:19 pm

    Very sick stuff!

    Did Tobias Harris and Luc Mbah a Moute sign their stuff yet for Select and/or Preferred??

  19. February 16, 2013 3:13 am

    Very exciting stuff! Any chance that Rudy Gay is part of Select or Preferred? Thanks for more great previews Tracy!

  20. February 16, 2013 5:50 am

    Absolutely LOVE that Payton card, The green background POPS him right off the card in the Sonics uniform. Nate Archibald flying through the air is sweet too.

  21. February 18, 2013 8:27 pm



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