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Panini Peek: 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball

June 9, 2013

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Let the intrigue begin. In late August, Panini America will introduce the all-new 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball, a uniquely contemporary NBA product that delivers a diverse selection of autograph and memorabilia cards — with the possibility of multi-player patch and tag-swatch cards — and a 100-card base set bolstered by 15 different insert sets.

Configured in two-pack metal tins, each tin will deliver one six-card pack of Intrigue cards and a second five-card pack of Intriguing Players, a 200-card set-within-a-set concept that features 10 different versions of the NBA’s 20 best players.

A superstar-heavy release, 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball boasts a bevy of autograph and memorabilia chase elements, including:

  • Immortalized Autos: Find the league’s most historic basketball icons in this gorgeous 50-card autograph insert with Gold and Platinum parallels.
  • Impact Rookies: Chase the league’s most outstanding rookies with this sharp autograph insert.
  • Red, White & Blue: Autographs from players who represented our country with Gold and Platinum parallels for each.
  • Rookie Autograph Memorabilia Cards: A 60-card checklist with your favorite rookies from the Double Rookie Class along with Prime and Laundry Tag parallels.
  • Winning Ink: Find the league’s winningest players, past and present, in this 50-card autograph insert with Gold and Platinum parallels.
  • Slam Ink and Dunk Company: Autographs from some of the game’s most dynamic high-flyers.

We’ll have plenty more to share on 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. Until then, though, check out the extended preview gallery below . . .

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. mamba24mamba permalink
    June 9, 2013 10:48 am

    wow, intrigue is very intriguing… superb design! good job panini team.. hopefully you release your own version of letterman…

    • November 18, 2013 8:44 am

      I beg to differ. There is practically no design on these cards. Just a player photo and a blurry/cloudy background and very plain text. Not bashing Panini who’ve come a LONG way in terms of card design and technology since they started their exclusive deal, I just think your choice of using the word “design” is incorrect in this case

  2. June 9, 2013 10:55 am

    Another release… your poor basketball development team must be working triple shifts! The Intriguing players looks nice, love the golden background with the player popping in the foreground. The double patch card is nice but whats the point of the line crossing the window, does it make it harder for forgers? The Ray Allen and Alonzo Mourning cards are very nice as well. Hopefully they go with that design for the “Red White & Blue’ subset in the finished product. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    June 9, 2013 11:18 am

    Loving that Alonzo Mourning Auto!
    The photo just captures his Essence as a player.
    That intriguing pair is just perfect! Maybe by the time Kobe retires Kyrie might be a Lakers!
    Definitely very intrigued by it!

    Hopefully the cans could be collectible as well and would have an auto tins !
    That would be good.

    Also when will the great creators of Panini
    Include their photos and cards in it.
    As a Bonus!
    Pulling a Tracy Hackler auto would be priceless.

  4. kk1970 permalink
    June 9, 2013 11:46 am

    I like the way these look. Will this be the last
    Nba product for 2012-2013? Will this include the kobe anthology pack also?

  5. Jamey permalink
    June 9, 2013 12:30 pm

    I have commented upon this previously & due to the concepts that underpin this product…I feel it bears repeating. The Basketball card market is depressed in NY/NJ/CT & PA. I realize there’s a lot more to the country, but I can only speak on those regions. The auto/mem’ market will always be strong for ‘Zo, Kobe, MJ, Bird, Malone, Stockton, Nash, Magic & Kareem…plus more youthful talents LBJ, Durant, Griffin, Rose & Kyrie. In my opinion, the challenge facing Panini is to create a product that adds value above that which collectors are accustomed to in a product with an MSRP under $200.
    My curiousity has been piqued, I’m eager to see more of “Intrigue” as I enjoyed the “Preferred” and “Limited” products very much. Nuff’ Said.

  6. June 9, 2013 1:31 pm

    Looks pretty cool guys…Sticking with the ” new ” theme, have you ever thought about letting us name a new set? Could be as a contest with the winner getting to be a part of the process some how. Or not as a contest and just let us pick from a few different names from yours or our choosing. Or both. Anyway this new set looks like a lot of fun.

  7. deloreanfan81 permalink
    June 9, 2013 6:16 pm

    very beautiful set…luv the get the Magic auto

  8. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 9, 2013 7:08 pm

    Excellent looking set so far, nice dual mem card and the rookie design is solid. Thanks Tracy!

  9. Jim permalink
    June 9, 2013 10:06 pm

    Enough already!! How many 12-13 NBA products are you going to release? It’s yet andother opportunity to pull more redemptions and more rookie autographs with little or no hobby interest and/or value from the “historice huge double rookie class”. By the time this one releases in August, it will be time for the 13-14 products to start rolling out. At least we should be back to a normal sized group of rookies…..not so diluted as this season’s crop.

  10. Rat permalink
    June 9, 2013 10:15 pm

    How many autos per tin?

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 10, 2013 4:33 am

    Great looking images. I really enjoy cards being packed into different packing such as tins.

    I really like the Intriguing pairs concept above and to see which pairs you guys came up with.

  12. Colby B permalink
    August 25, 2013 4:04 am

    Love the ideas and looks of this product! Already pre ordered a few boxes. My question tho l, when will a product teaser be released? As the release date is less then a month away, just wanted to see a gallery of a couple of boxes opened!


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