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Panini Peek: 2012-13 Innovation Basketball

May 31, 2013

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Look, you don’t name a trading card release “Innovation” without being able to back up such a title with content. So when Panini America’s NBA Product Development team set out to devise the so-named 2012-13 Innovation Basketball, well, they knew they had to bring it. So what they’re bringing, among other things, is the spectacular Stained Glass insert (printed on colored, textured acetate), the terrifically transparent Rookie View RCs and the massively swatched Rookie Prime Jerseys.

The product is slated to arrive in mid August boasting a 200-card base set that includes 25 View and 75 Rookie View, and each eight-card box will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards.

2012-13 Innovation Basketball is bolstered by a bevy of bright, vivid inserts, headlined by the likes of All-Rookies, Innovators, ProducersPassing Grade, Efficiency, Swat Team and Pride of the NBA. You want more of Innovation’s innovations? Try the Innovative Ink insert that combines 40 veteran stars and 60 rookies with autographs signed in gold or silver, and the Stat Line memorabilia cards featuring statistics and photos from the actual game the jersey on the card was worn.

We’ll have much more on 2012-13 Innovation Basketball right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. But for now, enjoy this extended first look at the product via the preview gallery that follows:

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Sean permalink
    May 31, 2013 2:20 pm

    How can the Davis be considered a rookie when it says pelicans?

  2. ThePinoyMamba permalink
    May 31, 2013 2:24 pm

    That Kobe On Black signed on Gold Looks Really Awesome!
    Those Patches looks Nasty! Sick!
    Beautiful Cards fromThe leader of Innovation!
    PANINI That Is!!!

  3. May 31, 2013 2:34 pm

    It’s a 2012-13 release but we have been instructed to change all New Orleans cards to “Pelicans” going forward.

  4. May 31, 2013 2:35 pm

    Innovation ink looks purty. Looks like a really exciting product.

  5. fatcatt permalink
    May 31, 2013 2:41 pm

    I have to believe these look sick in person.

  6. Chris L permalink
    May 31, 2013 2:42 pm

    The stat line patches with the actually game used jersey from the stats on the card is really cool!

  7. ryan t permalink
    May 31, 2013 3:03 pm

    looks like product 2 get a case of!!!!!

  8. gregmalloy permalink
    May 31, 2013 3:06 pm

    The stained glass going to be like a prizm type card?

    • gregmalloy permalink
      May 31, 2013 3:37 pm

      I just read it again its going to be acetate that should be a sick set of cards!

  9. May 31, 2013 3:50 pm

    Fan of the rookie patches. Hope to be lucky enough to get one of those.

    Question on the Acetate stained glass cards. How will the color handle photodegradation? You know I am gonna hang that up and show it off…

    Great stuff as always!

  10. May 31, 2013 4:35 pm

    Those jersey patches are huge! And the stat lines one look nice, too

  11. rishgoon permalink
    May 31, 2013 8:50 pm

    That Kobe looks very tidy. Haven’t picked up any basketball product for some time, this looks very nice.

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 1, 2013 5:16 am

    Pretty innovative. I like the game jerseys with the actual picture from the game it was worn from. Now thats innovative.

  13. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 1, 2013 5:52 am

    Very nice design on both the Davis mem and the Kobe auto, looks like a solid new product. Thanks Tracy!

  14. Jamey permalink
    June 2, 2013 1:23 am

    I realize I’m late to the Innovation party, but I wish to comment on the impressive nature of that Anthony Davis card. I dig the stained glass cards, I recall seeing something similar…but not nearly as sharp or well-executed, of course, in the old “Topps Gallery.”
    I’m looking forward to future galleries as I’m interested to see how “Innovation” carves it’s own identity.
    That gold Kobe sig’? Hobby Woody Alert.

  15. Smbpinoy permalink
    August 16, 2013 9:31 am

    Cards look great! The kobe gold ink looks pretty sick. Stained glass colors and details needs to be a little bit sharper. I have a topps gallery version of the card from 2001 and the details and colours amazing!

  16. Winston permalink
    August 23, 2013 12:44 pm

    3 auto or jersey per box; so its at least 2 autos and possibly 3 autos? buyers of hobby boxes like me would like to know a definite answer. thank you.


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