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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Momentum Basketball (59 Images)

May 6, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Momentum Basketball QC (1)

The subtle aesthetic nuances that worked so well in 2012 Momentum Football last season are on beautiful display in Panini America’s 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, the hardcourt debut of a brand with collectible roots planted deep in 1990s football. Clearly, though, the Momentum brand crosses over brilliantly to the NBA.

But while the raised-UV design element that brings every base card to life in 2012-13 Momentum Basketball owes its presence to similar stylings in last fall’s football release, there are an abundance of new twists to 2012-13 Momentum Basketball — such as deft die-cuts, a wealth of on-card autographs and the mesmerizing Drive parallels — sure to influence every new Momentum release in the future.

2012-13 Momentum Basketball releases on Wednesday, perfect timing given the fact that the 2013 NBA Playoffs are gaining considerable momentum in their own right. The Panini America NBA Product Development team spent the better part of last week quality controlling Momentum before it began shipping to hobby shops across the country. The following gallery provides a must-see sneak peek of what anxious hoops collectors can expect later this week.

Enjoy this first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later this week for continued coverage of 2012-13 Momentum Basketball.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Diego permalink
    May 6, 2013 10:23 am

    Looks like this has very few on card autos 😦

  2. Vic permalink
    May 6, 2013 10:26 am

    I like the design n rookie contents but for 200 products just to get sticker autos? Come on panini… Stop the crap…. Skip for me…

  3. May 6, 2013 10:37 am

    Very nice! I loved Momentum football.

    P = m x V (Momentum = mass times velocity) for all those science nerds out there!!

  4. Amy Solorio permalink
    May 6, 2013 10:42 am

    And to think I thought Momentum Football was my absolute favorite….Momentum Basketball looks absolutely PHENOMENAL! Amazing job guys!! #LoveIt !!:-)

  5. May 6, 2013 11:02 am

    Awesome looking cards! I have some Momentum Football 🙂 these look great for Basketball! The Auto’s look great! Are there some that are ON CARD and Stickers? Doesn’t matter to me 🙂 Just wondering 🙂 Nice Job again Panini!

  6. Eric Cabreros permalink
    May 6, 2013 11:04 am

    I’m very Intrigue By Panini Momentum Basketball!
    Also Very excited on reviewing this product.
    Your right Tracy With the Playoffs on Play.
    It definitely gives tremendous #Mommentum to the Player that Plays great.
    We securely see Jump On Prices of their particular cards.
    Kudos To the Players that signed on card.
    I know how Team Panini brings New product and new innovation and always trive to get the players sign the cards on time for its release.

    With 5 autos guaranteed per box.
    This will surely gives Another Momentum also
    For Panini As The Favorite Basketball Product.
    Thanks For the preview looking forward on getting a Box of this!
    Kudos to You, David, Keith, Scott
    And all team Panini for their relentless
    Pursuit for the satisfaction of the hobby world!


  7. beemztradingcards permalink
    May 6, 2013 11:05 am

    A nice clean looking set, nice work Panini

  8. fatcatt permalink
    May 6, 2013 11:21 am

    Love the retired stars. But I have 1 issue. Kwame Brown in a Sixers Uni with auto? C’mon please don’t insult us nor the legends who have worn the uniform. And right next to the Doctor to..I mean Kwame Brown? You couldn’t find anyone worth more than him? I don’t think there is a card worth less than that one. When I think Sixers I do not nor will I ever think Kwame Brown. Put him in on the Lakers not the Sixers..jeesh. Aside of that love what u guys did. Please don’t take offense

  9. May 6, 2013 12:23 pm

    So this is coming out on the 8th and not the 15th then?

  10. harynjk permalink
    May 6, 2013 12:39 pm

    Really nice looking cards.

  11. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 6, 2013 3:34 pm

    Good looking set, definitely in keeping with what we saw in the football version and some nice added design elements as well. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  12. May 6, 2013 3:52 pm

    Love that Dr. J 70s picture auto!!

  13. deloreanfan81 permalink
    May 6, 2013 9:39 pm

    great lookng preview…cool parallels

  14. May 6, 2013 10:05 pm

    All I can say is WOW!!!!

  15. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 7, 2013 7:00 am

    One pack..should be a fun search through it. Very nice design. Clean.

  16. Scott permalink
    May 7, 2013 11:19 am

    Another Hobby only set? Anything left for retail or was Panini the last one?

    • slobbythegreat permalink
      May 7, 2013 5:16 pm

      maybe they’re trying to cut down the pack searching????

  17. djsenseinj permalink
    May 7, 2013 3:19 pm

    Love the throwback players, but the only issue is that the top black section of the momumental rookies cards seems to be easily damaged or even when cutting them they may come with chipping issues. Overall it seems to be unique and that should sell pretty well, and depending on price point I’m sure this will be a favorite for case breaks.

  18. June 4, 2013 4:11 am

    Reblogged this on NimitzBlog and commented:
    One of the best Panini products this year hit our store. Panini Momentum brings a lot of excitement, especially with the NBA Finals approaching.

    Please check the wonderful cards of Momentum in this QC by Panini America few weeks ago.


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