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Kobe, Kyrie, KD and More Headline the List of Live Autos in 2012-13 National Treasures

July 29, 2013

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It’s Monday of National Treasures Release Week, which means Panini America is now just two days away from launching one of the most anticipated NBA trading card products in years. 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball goes live on Wednesday packing the kind of super-premium bells and whistles that will reverberate throughout the collecting universe for quite some time.

We’ve previewed many of the set’s finer assets right here on The Knight’s Lance in the last few weeks, including the impeccable selection of Kobe Bryant autographs slated for inclusion and a gallery of the set’s to-die-for Printing Plates and patch cards. Today, we’re bringing you a must-see ensemble showcasing some of 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball’s top-flight signature selections.

Here are a few notable highlights worth mentioning before you get to the eye candy, though. Obviously, you already know that Kobe Bryant has live autographs in the product. But so does Kyrie Irving . . . and Kevin Durant . . . and Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard? Indeed, for the first time ever in a Panini America product, Howard will have certified autograph cards. It marks Howard’s first autographed cards of any kind since the 2009-10 NBA season.

Kobe, Kyrie, KD, Howard, Anthony Davis . . . the checklist goes on and on and on. Check out just some of the thrills in the gallery below, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later today or tomorrow for one more must-see gallery — this one detailing the set’s spectacular Logomen cards.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2013 12:36 pm

    Those are some colorful patches! I like the personalization on some of the autos as well.

  2. Wally permalink
    July 29, 2013 12:40 pm

    WOW! What an amazing lineup of ON-card auto’s. Kudos Panini! Still don’t understand how Kyrie can sign 5 versions of oncard sigs for this set, yet he has outstanding redemptions from 2011 limited….?????

    • Jim permalink
      July 30, 2013 8:46 pm

      Wally, not sure what gallery you’re looking at but there is a overwhelming majority of sticker autos in the images of these NT cards. Really seems a shame on this, the highest end (and highest priced) NBA product being made today.

  3. July 29, 2013 12:40 pm

    checklist, checklist, checklist!

    • gotsheed permalink
      July 29, 2013 1:33 pm

      Checklist,Checklist,Checklist is what we want!

  4. barcafan1033 permalink
    July 29, 2013 12:43 pm

    Yes, the sound you just heard were jaws hitting the floor. Amazing gallery.

  5. July 29, 2013 12:45 pm

    Love the clean look of all of the cards!

    Does Ersan happen to have live autographs as well??

    Also can we see the complete checklist? Thanks!

  6. July 29, 2013 12:50 pm

    Love those cards
    And lots of live autos from the STARS.. Very nice job Panini

  7. July 29, 2013 12:51 pm


  8. PinoyKingJames permalink
    July 29, 2013 12:53 pm

    Holy Mojos!
    I can’t wait to fill my house with National Treasures Boxes!
    And fill my heart with memories and mojos!
    These are the best cards I’ve ever seen!
    I wonder if National Treasures will ever have Prizm technology? I hope so for sure!
    Thanks Tracy!

    • PinoyKD35 permalink
      July 29, 2013 1:15 pm

      awesome preview
      the best product of the year
      and probably for all ages..
      with kyrie rookie cards/autos live
      good value for collectors and card shop owners
      dwight howard first auto is cool..
      hopefully you get rose/carmelo to sign too…
      agree with PinoyKingJames, i wanted to fill my house
      with NT boxes…

      my suggestion to panini, some boxes (limited) should be signed by your stars
      (e.g. Kobe, KD, Kyrie, Wade, Howard etc)… this will add value to unopened cases or
      unpeeled boxes..

      this has been done before by some bankrupt company i wont name..but
      it would still be a good idea.. hopefully you consider this… the boxes looks
      good and would be collectors material with signed would be awesome..

      and to all panini haters… dont hate the player hate the game…

      thanks tracy

  9. steve permalink
    July 29, 2013 12:57 pm

    Beautiful cards! I have to admit though, it is disappointing to see so many sticker autos on such an expensive high-end product.

    • PinoyKD35 permalink
      July 29, 2013 1:17 pm

      nothing panini can do..
      either that or wait for redemptions..
      this basketball stars schedule is so hectic that if they want to
      they wont sign any cards at all..

      just enjoy every auto, on card or not…
      if i am kobe bryant.. i wont be signing 1000s of autos
      i have enough money and just wont care…
      lets just be thankful that panini manages to get their autos
      on card or sticker…

      as the saying goes.. better be sticker than no auto at all…

      • steve permalink
        July 29, 2013 6:41 pm

        I appreciate that, but how do [other manufacturers] manage it with [higher-end products]?
        I prefer quality over quantity.

  10. Poudy permalink
    July 29, 2013 12:59 pm

    I don’t get it… why you have stickers auto on a high end product.
    You have ruined that parker card with a sticker auto…

  11. Jeffery permalink
    July 29, 2013 1:00 pm

    Hey Tracy, Will there be any Clyde Drexler in Trailblazers jersey? Some of these personalizations are just CRAZY!

  12. oldgoldy97 permalink
    July 29, 2013 1:02 pm

    That Uncle Drew is awesome.

  13. ThePinoyMamba Eric/Joshua permalink
    July 29, 2013 1:04 pm

    Its an Eye Candy!
    Well Done Panini!
    Patches looks amazing!
    Double, triple, quadrouple autos!
    Thumbs Up!
    Panini definitely took Over The Hobby World!
    The Best!

    Nick names inscribed!
    BlackMamba, Vino, GrandMamam, Glide, Legend,
    How Many Cases Total Tracy?

  14. Steve permalink
    July 29, 2013 1:05 pm

    great patches! Horrible that they have so many sticker autos :[

  15. Andrew McKay permalink
    July 29, 2013 2:08 pm

    Wow, crazy patches man. I really think you guys are pushing out some of the best cards in the industry right now.

  16. lhalsportscardsandcollectiblesblog permalink
    July 29, 2013 2:15 pm

    Reblogged this on LHAL Sportscards & Collectibles Blog.

  17. July 29, 2013 2:41 pm

    Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving RPAs are numbered to 199? Exactly how overproduced is this year’s NT?

    • Gio47 from blowout permalink
      July 30, 2013 7:24 am

      good for small time collectors..bad for the investors

  18. babycash permalink
    July 29, 2013 2:57 pm

    can’t wait to join case breaks on this… hope i get lucky and get the cards i want.. 🙂

  19. July 29, 2013 4:25 pm

    The notable nicknames autos are incredible! So are the dual auto ones. Love the Harkless/Leonard one

  20. July 29, 2013 4:38 pm

    so aweswome to see it back

  21. Todd M. W. permalink
    July 29, 2013 7:14 pm

    Nice stuff, for a minute there I thought this was a recap of another ‘random’ case opened by you guys. I hope to get at least one of these cards in mine.

  22. July 29, 2013 8:01 pm

    OMG, just had a heart attack looking thru these images! UNREAL! You guys outdid yourself this year with NT BKB. I can’t wait to bust a box or 2 of these real soon! yeyeye! Thanks Tracy!

  23. lostones permalink
    July 30, 2013 2:29 am

    that uncle drew inscription is awesome… but the sticker autos are disappointing for this type of release

  24. July 30, 2013 5:42 am

    Love that Celtics triple auto, very nice gallery. Thanks Tracy!

  25. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 30, 2013 9:47 am

    Sick gallery!! EPIC PATCHES AND LOGOMANS!!


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