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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Marquee Basketball (144 Pics)

April 4, 2013

2012-13 Marquee Basketball QC (74)

I could spend the rest of the afternoon trying to describe with rosy descriptors just how cool and how different Panini America’s 2012-13 Marquee Basketball is. Luckily for you, I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m going to spend the next five minutes or so doing that, and then letting the must-see Quality Control Gallery do the rest of the talking for me.

Even as NBA collectors across the country are falling head-over-heels in love with today’s release of 2012-13 Select Basketball, the Panini America Product Development team already has finished the QC process for Marquee, which releases April 10. To be sure, Marquee will offer a dramatically different collecting experience than Select does. After the jump, we’ll detail some of the primary differences.

For starters, there’s the unique Rookie Card content. Seventy of Marquee’s 80 rookies are featured on one of five distinctly different printing technologies, and each is produced in identical quantities. There’s the laser-cut “Rookie” version, the “white acetate” version, the “white leather” version, the “dark holofoil” version and, my personal favorite, the sweet, psychedelic “Swirlorama” version. For those counting at home, that’s five different Rookie Cards for each player. Ten additional rookies are featured on all of the technologies except white leather.

Then there’s the stacked insert content that features, among other niceties, the fantastical floating heads and holofoil of Election Night Signatures, the hardcourt simplicity of the Legends autographs and the smoky-cool aesthetic of the Rookie autographs. Of course, Marquee’s insert roster is also bolstered by more white leather (Rookie Rivals), laser cutting (All-Rookie), acetate (Champions) and “Swirlorama” (Slam Dunk Legends). Heck, even Marquee’s foilboard base cards are stunning to the eye.

In the massive gallery below we detail the many fascinating facets of 2012-13 Marquee Basketball, a true print-technology achievement sure to provide the most varied and diverse basketball collecting experience this season (not to mention 40 Rookie Cards and three autographs per box — and a pack price of $6).

Enjoy this extended first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of Marquee in the coming days. (Oh, and the stand used to showcase Marquee’s acetate cards in this gallery is a personal prop and is not included in the product.)

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Rod permalink
    April 4, 2013 4:20 pm


  2. April 4, 2013 4:53 pm

    Cards look atrocious. There is zero need for as many products as you guys continue to pump out.

  3. April 4, 2013 5:24 pm

    Pretty sweet looking cards. Good job Panini. Although there needs to be flames, right Tracy.

  4. ryan permalink
    April 4, 2013 5:29 pm

    cool looking set!

  5. Chris L permalink
    April 4, 2013 5:50 pm

    Sooo many different Rookie designs, they all look awesome. The Laser-cutting looks fantastic and this product is definitely something different than you guys have done before. Big props Keith and the team on this one.

    Do the All-Rookie cards contain all ROY’s? I’d love to see a Damon Stoudamire like in the Rookie Remembrance cards from Contenders.

  6. gregmalloy permalink
    April 4, 2013 7:22 pm

    Are the rookie rivals gonna be auto’d

  7. Jim permalink
    April 4, 2013 7:47 pm

    The word “ROOKIE” appears in this product more than in any other product ever produced, it seems. With the “huge historic double rookie class” already in place for 12-13 releases, this may be overkill on the rookie card front….. at 5 per player. I can’t even count that high.

  8. Chad B permalink
    April 4, 2013 8:29 pm

    Beautiful stickers…again. Wont see a penny of mine

  9. deloreanfan81 permalink
    April 5, 2013 12:32 am

    very sweeeet design..i’m not a b-ball guy but even I might pick up packs of this…thanks for posting Tracy

  10. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 5, 2013 5:52 am

    Looks like a fun variety of content in this one, nice price point relative to the value as well. Thanks Tracy!

  11. The YaK permalink
    April 5, 2013 6:34 am

    Slam Dunk Legends = Awesome!!

  12. Eric Cabreros permalink
    April 5, 2013 12:24 pm

    Been Watching videos in youtube how Select has been widely and populary taken the Uploads and the forums as well. Ebay has been cooking with its prices!

    Now with Marque Coming out!
    Looks absolutely cool to see a combo punch with a well though New and original design from Keith, David, and Wes and team panini basketball.
    This for sure will be hot on the secondary market as collectors will be chasing on those super cool different version of their favorite player across the globe. Panini should team up with ebay because of this cool products ebay stock is on tge rise as well.

    Keep up the great Job!
    Tracy another cool preview. What a Great Tease Brother. I could just imagine how cool and Happy you all are on producing cool products and defitely proud of Panini as it could bring smiles and smiles to true collectors across the globe.

    From all the true collectors Thank you !
    Give everyone there a pat at the shoulders for a well done product again.

    Salute and stay cool Panini!

  13. Ced Batts permalink
    April 5, 2013 1:16 pm

    Over priced.

  14. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 8, 2013 9:16 am


  15. Idris Jaber permalink
    April 8, 2013 1:17 pm

    Amazing stuff once again. Tracy and Keith you guys are the luckiest the people ever to get this stuff firt hand haha. You guys are honestly doing it big this year I mean the products are unbelievable and just exciting to look at.


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