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A Panini America 2013 Father’s Day Update: Basketball Content, “Lava Flow” Inserts

June 5, 2013

Panini America 2013 Father's Day Basketball Extra (1)

As we count down the final days until next week’s epic Panini America 2013 Father’s Day promotion being conducted at local hobby shop across the country, we’ve purposely waited to preview the special set’s strong NBA content until this very moment. With the 2013 NBA Finals tipping off tomorrow night in Miami, we figured now was the perfect time.

In the gallery below, we’ve provided a healthy, hoops-heavy helping of the basketball base cards, Rookie Cards and base inserts that comprise Panini America’s multisport 2013 Father’s Day release. In addition, though, you’ll also get an exciting first look at the rare “Lava Flow” parallels that will be limited to 25 or less.

Here’s hoping this gallery provides the perfect partner to our posts previewing the baseball and football components of the 2013 Father’s Day set. We’ll showcase the scorching-hot NHL cards in the set in the coming days, so stay tuned.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew McKay permalink
    June 5, 2013 6:41 pm

    Love the look of the lava flow cards.

  2. June 5, 2013 6:58 pm

    looks to be a great product

  3. June 5, 2013 7:00 pm

    Reblogged this on BIRDLINE TRADING.

  4. deloreanfan81 permalink
    June 5, 2013 7:04 pm

    luv the lava flow parallels

  5. Scott McQueen permalink
    June 5, 2013 7:05 pm

    I have a Bill Russell Lava Flow from the National, Awesome looking card!!!

  6. June 5, 2013 7:10 pm

    Sweet sweet lava. Can’t wait to see some exclusive Panini Father’s Day at Wax Czar, the Valley’s newest card shop in Woodland Hills, CA.

  7. gregmalloy permalink
    June 5, 2013 7:22 pm


  8. June 5, 2013 8:00 pm

    So which is it? 25 or less? It doesn’t like like they’re serially numbered. Nice looking cards though.

  9. ThePinoyMamba permalink
    June 5, 2013 8:27 pm

    Wow. Great promo!!!
    new cards very exciting!

  10. June 5, 2013 8:43 pm

    Gotta love any card design that references a science concept! Nice stuff!!

  11. Buster permalink
    June 5, 2013 11:11 pm

    How do you get these packs/cards? What do you have to do to get them? Is it up to the hobby store as to how they distribute them or is there an official Panini policy? Is there a way to insure all packs are given out and not just kept and later sold by the greedy dealers?

    • June 6, 2013 7:41 am

      They will be distributed via wrapper-redemption programs at participating hobby shops throughout the country. Each store owner will distribute them a little differently based on their inventory.

  12. June 5, 2013 11:16 pm

    Those are awesome but I am still waiting to see where to go and get me some at!

    • June 6, 2013 7:40 am

      Working with sales on getting a comprehensive list of participating dealers posted in the next few days.

  13. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 6, 2013 5:27 am

    Those Lava Flow parallels look fantastic, thanks for the preview Tracy!

  14. June 6, 2013 7:10 am

    Hey there Sir Tracy! Hi Guys! I love the look and designs on these! And a BIG PLUS for me is that now there is a Basketball Card that shows ROOKIE on it so I know who is a rookie! Sometimes it’s hard for ME to tell who is and who isn’t so this is a BIG PLUS on a Basketball card! On the other hand, my ONLY LCS that was at the Mall is now gone 😦 Now the closet one is 50 miles away! And being disabled, THAT isn’t going to work for me so I’m really out of luck now…. but just wanted to let you know I LOVE the design on this Year Fathers Day Promo! NICE JOB Panini!
    Dave in Ma.

  15. jhs permalink
    June 6, 2013 9:07 am

    Are lava flows parallels exclusive to basketball? Will Studio baseball cards have lava flows as well?

    • June 6, 2013 9:09 am

      No, sir. Lava Flow is a full parallel that covers all the cards from the base and base-insert sets.

      • June 6, 2013 9:46 am

        Aʻā, now I understand.

      • jhs permalink
        June 6, 2013 10:46 am

        Thanks, thats awesome news.

      • June 6, 2013 3:10 pm

        SO any news on what each one will be limited to? Will any of the inserts/parallels/used cards be numbered or have announced PR on them?

      • June 6, 2013 3:15 pm

        Most of them will have announced print runs. We’ll publish the checklist once we have everything confirmed.

  16. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 7, 2013 4:37 am

    Wow!! I am so digging this years promo! I am going to try hard and ride that lava flow to get some of the packs.

  17. Mike F permalink
    June 7, 2013 1:56 pm

    Collecting in Colorado? Mike’s Stadium Sportscards in Aurora will have ~500 2013 Panini Father’s Day packs available and a HUGE selection of products to choose from. Please call 303 699-9808 with any questions and thanks again to Panini for this incredible promotion.


  1. A Panini America 2013 Father’s Day Update: NHL Set Content Revealed (Gallery) | The Official Panini America Blog
  2. Begins Online Portion of Panini America’s 2013 Father’s Day Promo | The Official Panini America Blog

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