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Crusade Uncut: Panini America Investigates 2012-13 Crusade Basketball Sheets

May 27, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Crusade Basketball Uncut (42)

The Crusade is coming — and if a serendipitous spin between the uncut sheets of Panini America’s upcoming NBA release is any indication, it’s a Crusade everyone will want to be a part of. 2012-13 Crusade Basketball instantly became one of the most anticipated and buzz-generating releases of the sports card season the day it was announced in late February.

Three months later, we finally have something more than flat mockups to show you — and, quite frankly, what we’ve seen is cause for celebration. Boasting Prizm technology, all-new color schemes and a printing process that almost magically replicates the landmark original Crusade designs of the late 1990s, 2012-13 Crusade Basketball promises to deliver a collecting experience unlike anything the hobby has seen since 1998.

Packout begins later this week, and we’ll have tons more to preview on 2012-13 Crusade Basketball in the coming days. Today, however, we going to share a must-see gallery featuring three different Prizm-infused uncut sheets. The familiar Red scheme you’ve seen before; the Blue and Black sheets present previously unseen examples of a product that painstakingly stays true to its roots.

Enjoy this mesmerizing first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2013 10:20 am

    Oooooo Shinny, can’t wait for this to hit the shelves. Good job Panini.

  2. May 27, 2013 10:26 am

    WOW. Those are Blinding !!!
    I’m excited to buy those.
    Tracey how much is the box for those.

  3. gregmalloy permalink
    May 27, 2013 10:29 am


  4. May 27, 2013 10:31 am

    Three Words:


    Those Blue/Yellows with the Warrior players are so nice.

  5. May 27, 2013 10:58 am

    These are amazing!

    I do need to ask what all the parallels are numbered out of. I believe there is Red, Blue, Gold, Green, Purple, and Black??

    • kobe24star permalink
      May 27, 2013 11:22 am

      i want to have a pink variation

  6. Jim permalink
    May 27, 2013 11:30 am

    It would seem the focus groups must really like “shiney”, given the releases of Prizm, Select, Brilliance and now Crusade.

  7. allformykids permalink
    May 27, 2013 1:15 pm

    Wow, those are awesome I would love to have an uncut sheet.

  8. May 27, 2013 1:47 pm

    Wow, these definitely look great 🙂

  9. May 27, 2013 1:53 pm

    Looking forward for another rainbow of Gordon Hayward 🙂

  10. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 27, 2013 2:55 pm


  11. ThePinoyMamba permalink
    May 27, 2013 3:59 pm

    We are definitely very excited about this!
    Just Plain Beautiful cards From Panini!
    Time to get some Mojos

  12. Jamey permalink
    May 27, 2013 4:42 pm

    I love the technology that Panini is bringing to bear in recent releases. There’s a tipping point where bright, shiny, refractor, ripple, cracked-ice, un-cracked ice and other assorted finishes lose their luster, so to speak. If the special finishes are over-used they lose the very quality that sets them apart.
    That said, I think this product looks as sharp as a tack!

  13. May 27, 2013 5:18 pm

    OOOOOOO SHINY and OOOOOO colorful come to mind!

  14. May 28, 2013 3:13 am

    prizm technology has never been better. can’t wait to get these beautiful crusades cards. thanks for the preview tracy 🙂

  15. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 28, 2013 4:24 am

    Looks great so far, love that design. Thanks Tracy!

    • Steven permalink
      May 29, 2013 11:13 am

      This is the most excited i have been for a panini basketball release in a long time!! These look simply awesome!


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