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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Box of the New 2012-13 Elite Basketball

February 19, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Elite Basketball Teaser (1)

At some point during the last five days, while many of us from Panini America were in Houston for 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, the marketing allotment of 2012-13 Elite Basketball arrived safely and soundly, greeting us like a welcome-home beacon when we arrived back to the office this morning.

Live in hobby stores tomorrow, the long-adored Elite brand returns to the hardwood for the first time since the 2009-2010 season, this time delivering three autographs and one memorabilia card per box in addition to a stable of updated staple inserts that includes Elite Series, Throwback Threads, Aspirations and so much more. The following teaser gallery takes you pack-by-pack through one 20-pack box, just to give you an idea of what to expect beginning tomorrow.


23 Comments leave one →
  1. Alex permalink
    February 19, 2013 5:25 pm

    Love the look of the cards. Love seeing Nets signing too!

  2. Eric Cabreros permalink
    February 19, 2013 5:26 pm

    Sweet. We are very excited about this!

    Thanks for the preview Tracy.
    I would love to have the kyrie card.

  3. February 19, 2013 5:33 pm

    It looks awesome! I honestly wasn’t planning on getting any more basketball cards this season, as I have just about everybody I need. But I ended up deciding to join in on a break b/c these look really nice. Looking forward to it.

  4. February 19, 2013 5:43 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the acetate cards!:-)

  5. February 19, 2013 5:54 pm

    MANUTE!!!! I like the idea of 3 autos and 1 mem card. Mem cards (unless they are colorful or patches or of a really hot rookie) really seem to be a dime a dozen. Perhaps cutting down on them is a good thing.

  6. February 19, 2013 5:59 pm

    I am truly exstatic about the new B-ball Elite! The design and colors blend together and to me is one of the best looking Elite product done to date! You guys should be truly proud of this set! Its been missed by us basketball collectors!Tracy I know that u guys did the Inspiration auto insert sets with these will u be also having different color ink as well?

  7. samuel permalink
    February 19, 2013 6:07 pm

    Nice Barea, se veria mejor en mi coleccion. : )

  8. February 19, 2013 6:12 pm

    Panini just keeps getting better and better on there quality of cards. And also a special thanks to David for taking time and taking care of a issue i had. You don’t know how much it meant to my son and myself.. You kept a customer for doing what you did. Thank You and May God Bless…

  9. wally permalink
    February 19, 2013 6:50 pm


  10. Jordan permalink
    February 19, 2013 8:04 pm

    This looks like it might be one of my favorite releases of the year! I can’t wait to buy a couple boxes and actually hold the cards! Any idea the thickness of the cards? They are thicker than HOOPS right? Loving it Panini!

  11. jumper48 permalink
    February 20, 2013 12:01 am

    I really like the base card design and the Rookie Elite cards are very cool but I love the Rookie Inscriptions, I just dig a nice acetate card.

  12. February 20, 2013 5:23 am

    Wow the inserts in this look exceptional, mind you so do the base!

  13. hudsonfan15 permalink
    February 20, 2013 5:50 am

    Excellent preview, very impressed by that Kyrie Irving. Thanks Tracy!

  14. February 20, 2013 6:05 am


  15. jwg10 permalink
    February 20, 2013 8:54 am

    Hey lets get the rest of the short pints and variations from contenders football out this is getting ridiculous shouldn’t take this long

  16. February 20, 2013 12:01 pm

    Another exciting product from Panini. And one of those products that I can afford to buy per packs. Nice Job Panini.

  17. jwg10 permalink
    February 20, 2013 1:30 pm

    the rookies are not autographed there just base rookies that are numbered eilte should be made with true autograph rookie cards hello the product is called elite

  18. February 20, 2013 3:43 pm

    I am really digging the Barea blue parallel

  19. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 21, 2013 6:56 am

    luv the acitate autos, die cuts and have always and will always dig the blue green and red parallels…thanks Tracy


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