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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball (82 Images)

May 20, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball Preview (1)

Panini America’s basketball big-hitters just keep coming. While many collectors still are enjoying the primest of pulls from recently released products such as 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball and 2012-13 Preferred Basketball, the company has another must-bust NBA release planned to drop on Wednesday: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball.

From a pure aesthetics standpoint, Brilliance boasts an enchanting combination of surface textures, old-fashioned embossing and finely finished surfaces that should appeal to collectors in completely different ways than the other products mentioned above. There’s also a wealthy share of autograph and memorabilia inclusions in Brilliance that will find a permanent home in many a collection.

The following 82-card gallery should provide an ample idea of what to expect from the quite brilliant 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of the product later this week.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2013 1:50 pm

    What do the Starburst and Artists Proofs look like?? Also, what are the Above and Beyond set and what do those look like? There was no mention of it on the sellsheet

  2. ThePinoyMamba permalink
    May 20, 2013 2:14 pm

    Panini Brilliance Has Its own unique quality!
    BEING emBOSSed is super cool.
    Those jumbo game worn and the patches that comes on mind would be sick to pull!
    Another Panini That will be showcased on our youtube channel!
    Now lets see Who is Boss…

    Thanks Tracy for that cool preview it gives more clarification who is boss

  3. May 20, 2013 2:15 pm

    Love the “Marks of Brilliance” autographs of the former players. Would love to get one of those guys like Stevie Franchise!

  4. gregmalloy permalink
    May 20, 2013 3:45 pm

    The one with the letters do they spell out there names?

  5. Smithy the Card Smither permalink
    May 20, 2013 3:55 pm

    Brilliantly designed! What do the letters on some of the cards stand for: like S on Lebron James’s card?

  6. dante permalink
    May 20, 2013 4:42 pm

    Thats funny. I hade made a mock card of Blake Griffin that I sent to Panini called Above and Beyond…did they get that from me?

  7. Chris L permalink
    May 20, 2013 4:48 pm

    Nice! Love the big jersey window, should be some cool patches in these product. Also, gotta love the Steve ‘Franchise’ Auto!

  8. slobbythegreat permalink
    May 20, 2013 6:16 pm

    Looks great!! looked at a checklist…no pippen!! even better! i finally get to give my wallet a rest! #brokepippenking

  9. Cole Faulk permalink
    May 20, 2013 9:29 pm

    Ooooh I want that Quincy Acy! Gonna have to get it to add to the collection

  10. May 20, 2013 10:43 pm

    I think I just had some type of brilliance enduced stroke bough on by pure awesomeness. Love those large swatches that pop off because of the foil. The raised contours on the base cards are a very nice touch that help make them look that little bit more classy. Great to see the Autographs centered as well!
    Thanks for the preview!

  11. May 21, 2013 3:08 am

    oh love it man. really love the looks of the inserts. and the letters, this is so great. great job team panini, and thanks for the preview tracy đŸ™‚

  12. May 21, 2013 3:10 am

    Reblogged this on NimitzBlog and commented:
    The All-NEW 12/13 Brilliance Basketball brings out some nice twists on the inserts, including the letter cards. They spell the player’s name.

    Really can’t wait. Coming very soon on Nimitz Collectibles.

  13. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 21, 2013 5:50 am

    Solid looking release so far, digging the oversized memorabilia swatches. Admittedly I only skimmed the gallery though, I have a gut feeling there will be a contest where I’ll be studying these more in depth in the future. Thanks Tracy!

  14. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 21, 2013 5:55 am

    Like how the memorabilia looks. Even a plain color swatch says BAM!


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