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Great First Impressions: Packout Begins for 2012-13 Preferred Basketball (Gallery)

April 15, 2013

2012-13 Preferred Basketball Packout (10)

The Panini America NBA team is burning the candle at both ends right about now. Hot on the heels of releasing last week a 2012-13 Marquee Basketball product that offers a breadth of foils, print technologies and unique Rookie Card types comes word today that the guys are hard at work at the production facility this week preparing 2012-13 Preferred Basketball for takeoff.

The highly anticipated follow-up to last season’s Preferred debut will deliver an updated array of all the bells and whistles collectors instantly fell in love with the last time around, including a seeming library’s worth of new booklets, the die-cut Panini’s Choice Award autographs, Preferred Signatures and those breathtaking Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes.

We’ll have tons more to preview on 2012-13 Preferred Basketball in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But in the name of immediate gratification, here’s an early look at just some of the rich content as it appeared earlier today during the pre-packout process.



31 Comments leave one →
  1. gotsheed permalink
    April 15, 2013 2:39 pm

    looking good! any infos if Rasheed Wallace will be in the checklist?

    • April 15, 2013 2:41 pm

      Not sure, but I did see a way-cool Rasheed card is making its way to 2012-13 Past & Present.

      • gotsheed permalink
        April 15, 2013 2:47 pm

        thanks for the Info! you just made my day πŸ˜€

  2. Daniel Roof permalink
    April 15, 2013 2:43 pm

    Looks sick, as expected.

  3. Mitch Kalman permalink
    April 15, 2013 2:50 pm

    I just love these booklets, especially the Inductees!

  4. April 15, 2013 2:51 pm

    Nice cards! If you could get Rasheed Wallace to sign, it would even be cooler.

  5. Eric Cabreros permalink
    April 15, 2013 3:08 pm

    When Will the release date be?
    Looks really good.
    Especially Those Silhouettes!!!

    Plain And Simple yet very sophisticated with a very classy look!

    That Diesel Booklet is a must Have!
    Can I Have it! lol!

    Anyway cool preview and I’m sure this alpha dog of all cards! #PaniniPrefered will be a hot topic in forums and showcases in YouTube.
    That’s why We Prefer Panini!!!!

  6. deloreanfan81 permalink
    April 15, 2013 3:33 pm

    very sweet again this year especially the sick patches

  7. slobbythegreat permalink
    April 15, 2013 3:55 pm

    Wow nice!! I finally track down all the pippen booklets and he’s I am them again! You guys gotta let me rest!!

  8. harynjk permalink
    April 15, 2013 4:12 pm

    The book cards are wonderful, beautiful, amazing etc. and the jersey autos looks great too, but i don’t really like those almost triangle looking cards, sorry they just looks too weird to me πŸ™‚

  9. April 15, 2013 4:13 pm

    Hope Grant Hill has a silhouette and Perry Jones gets the award for weakest auto of 2012-13

    • April 15, 2013 10:03 pm

      Calling Perry Jones chicken scratch an auto is a disrespect to all autographs before and after that. Why players do not take the extra second to add a couple letters to their names is beyond me.

  10. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 15, 2013 4:22 pm

    Excellent looking gallery, that red background Durant auto really pops and the Shaq booklet is very well done. Thanks Tracy!

  11. Smithy-the Card Smither permalink
    April 15, 2013 4:28 pm

    Looks great-1 recommendation though: to have the booklet with a parallel version with an autograph(s). Keep up the great work Panini a always πŸ˜€

  12. john paul permalink
    April 15, 2013 5:53 pm

    tracy, is dwyane wade auto available on this product? thanks

  13. April 15, 2013 6:22 pm

    Looking good!!

  14. Ty z permalink
    April 15, 2013 7:56 pm

    Tracy, I was wondering if you have any clue on when russell Wilson national treasure auto patches will be in?

  15. April 15, 2013 10:18 pm

    I’m thinking I’m really going to like this checklist. Nice!

  16. Ryan M. permalink
    April 15, 2013 11:44 pm

    Great looking product Tracy! Is there a checklist yet? Will the Preffered RPA Silhouette’s be #’d #/10 or #/25? Will there be a Moe Harkless, Tobias Harris, Quincy Miller, Evan Fournier, Terrence Jones, Kawhi Leonard, Enes Kanter and John Henson RPA’s?.. I collect all of those players, so please LMK, thanks Tracy! cheers

  17. Jason permalink
    April 15, 2013 11:47 pm

    Is big serge ibaka in the list

  18. April 16, 2013 4:40 am

    ERMAGERRRRD I See Rudy Gay! Very Noice Tracy! Hope he is in more than that booklet! Thanks for the Gallery!

  19. Jordan Gramm permalink
    April 16, 2013 3:02 pm

    Love it! There are some real beautiful cards in this product and a lot of the players took the time to make a real neat signature. I love the patches! A little disappointed in PJ3 though. Can’t wait to have it in my hands!

  20. Kajetan Matuszewski permalink
    April 16, 2013 5:38 pm

    Any Marcin Gortat’s or Vince Carter autographs in this product ?

  21. djsenseinj permalink
    April 16, 2013 8:45 pm

    Isn’t this crown royale for baskettball?

  22. April 17, 2013 6:45 am

    Very cool, love it!

  23. victor permalink
    April 17, 2013 10:45 am

    Nice patches there… surely will order a case.. BTW Tracy, any idea when the 2011 RC Redemption for Gold Standard & Limited will be out and shipped? Playoff is coming man…

  24. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 18, 2013 3:18 pm

    I really like booklet cards and the other items combined into this product. Most of these I PREFER to collect πŸ™‚ Especially anything with rookie silhouettes


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