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Panini Peek: 2012-13 Signatures Basketball

April 26, 2013

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As its succinct name suggests, the upcoming 2012-13 Signatures Basketball from Panini America will be all about autographs, delivering three of them in every four-card box. But the brand-new release also places an emphasis on clean designs, rare chase elements, photo variations and the Panini America NBA debut of autographed film slide cards.

Signatures Basketball (four cards per box, 12 boxes per case, $120/pack SRP) is slated to arrive in early July featuring Chase Rookies, Chase Legends and Chase Stars inserts that all will be numbered to 25 or less; the unique Signatures Film autographed insert will incorporate a photographic film slide in every card.

The Chase Rookies insert incorporates 15 of the best rookies from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 draft classes with 10 different photo variations of each player. Similarly, the Chase Stars insert also delivers multiple photo versions for each of the top NBA superstars on the checklist.

Both the Signatures and Signatures Film inserts boast expansive 200-card autographed checklists, while Die-Cut Signatures encompasses 150 of the game’s top current and retired players.

We’ll have tons more to share on 2012-13 Signatures Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy your first extended look at the product in the preview gallery below.

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 26, 2013 11:19 am

    Wow! Paninis basketball team is on their A game this season. I guess misding out last year is so paying off this year

  2. Olivier permalink
    April 26, 2013 11:38 am

    Breathtaking design – bravo! Hope the autos are all on-card…(If so, please make this for hockey!!)

  3. April 26, 2013 11:42 am

    Wow. I’m excited on this one.

  4. April 26, 2013 12:30 pm

    Are all autographs on-card?

  5. April 26, 2013 12:54 pm

    I hope all autos are on card but I think all the photo variations seems a bit much.

  6. April 26, 2013 1:42 pm

    Tracy, are these all going to be on card?

  7. Eric Cabreros permalink
    April 26, 2013 6:14 pm

    Okay. I like the IdeaOf having the best players on thechecklist. Top rookies, well planned Team Panini! Another unique idea for collectors to chase upon
    This should be an awesome Release!

  8. Jordan Gramm permalink
    April 26, 2013 6:44 pm

    This looks like it’s going to be a very unqiue and different product! I like it already!

  9. Jim permalink
    April 27, 2013 1:04 am

    Isn’t this getting to be a bit much? How many NBA products are you intending to release for this 12-13 season? And all these variations? (think Marquee) I only collect NBA cards and feel Panini is overdoing the product list this year. This makes about the 20th product either out now or scheduled to come out and I still haven’t seen mention of National Treasures. Why so many, guys?

    • Scott permalink
      April 30, 2013 6:35 am

      Totally on board, too many sets. I thought it was bad when there were three companies making NBA cards.

  10. Wally permalink
    April 27, 2013 1:25 am

    Very cool looking product – will definitely try a few boxes.

    I also agree with others – get rid of “photo variations” just have the athlete sign a limited number of cards with different ink, add an inscription or photoshop some sweet facial hair for some Super Short Prints!

  11. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 27, 2013 10:29 am

    Some great looking previews there, I’ll be interested on additional info regard on-card vs. sticker signatures. Thanks Tracy!

  12. Nick Gauder permalink
    April 27, 2013 9:17 pm

    Unlike Jim I don’t think you guys have put out to many NBA products. Think about it Jim, five years ago there was 2 company’s putting out NBA products which usually ended up being around 40 NBA products a year. Now Panini is the SOLE NBA Liscensed card company and they have only put out 11 products so far this season so that’s not much at all compared to back in the day. Frankly I can never have to much NBA products from Panini! They have done an AMAZING job with their NBA liscense and they have put out quality products! You guys at Panini keep up the great work and keep putting out the BEST cards in the buisness!

  13. April 28, 2013 5:28 am

    Yeehaw! Very nice and clean loving the strip of color through the Kobe card!

  14. Wallyb permalink
    April 28, 2013 6:49 pm

    Ooooh………more retired player autos. I can’t wait

  15. slobbythegreat permalink
    April 29, 2013 2:34 am



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