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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Boxes of 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball

August 19, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball Teaser (1)

Release-week Monday around Panini America HQ always seems a little bit like Christmas morning because that’s usually the day that we receive our marketing allotment of boxes for a given product. So you can just imagine how much that excitement is intensified on double-release weeks like this one — with both 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball and 2013 Rookies & Stars Football hitting the hobby on Wednesday.

Before the big release day, it has become customary for The Knight’s Lance to rip open an early box — or three — of each new product to create a teaser gallery that gives collectors an early idea of what to expect from our newest releases. We’ll follow up later today with 2013 Rookies & Stars Football, but this particular tease belongs exclusively to 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball.

The newest brand in the Panini America NBA family includes a stunning base-set design, the sweet acetate Inscriptions autographs and upgraded versions of venerable Elite staples such as Passing the Torch AutographsAspirations and Status parallels, and so much more.

To help adequately prepare you for what awaits on Wednesday, we just ripped through three boxes of the product to take you card-by-card through 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball.


27 Comments leave one →
  1. PinoyKD35 permalink
    August 19, 2013 2:09 pm

    nice looking cards
    wish it was sold cheaper..
    will just join group break
    and hope to get some mojos..
    can’t wait for FLAWLESS 🙂

  2. PinoyKingJames permalink
    August 19, 2013 2:13 pm

    Cool! So many delicious mojos!
    Really Like Them!
    Are these available yet?!?!
    Plenty of mojos to go around! Looking at these cards makes me want to bust!

  3. August 19, 2013 2:18 pm

    Wow this product looks great…I’d love to have seen it release during the season!

  4. August 19, 2013 2:29 pm

    Sick and clean looking cards!
    *Great job Anthony Morrow for signing in the ‘correct area’.

  5. August 19, 2013 2:35 pm

    Sweet looking product, loving those clear boxes as well!

  6. harynjk permalink
    August 19, 2013 3:39 pm

    Nice, nice, nice, nice!
    Did Anthony Morrow missed where to sign? 😀

    You should post some similarly nice basketball card gallery tomorrow since it is one of our three national holidays tomorrow here in Hungary, and it would be nice way to celebrate with checking out some awesome Panini basketball cards! 😉

  7. August 19, 2013 4:39 pm

    Nice looking product, interesting choice to go with 1 pack on Elite. Gave an extra like to the Anthony Morrow auto pic, let’s help that one go viral everyone. Thanks Tracy!

  8. Matt Shack permalink
    August 19, 2013 4:45 pm

    With a retail of around $160.00, I say pass. The cards are nice looking, but the auto’s are not numbered, and they generally spells real trouble in the re-sell market. 4 auto’s are nice, but opening a case to get one Kyrie auto (if you’re lucky) and it not be numbered, is just not worth it.

  9. August 19, 2013 5:24 pm

    I like the overall look of the cards. I also like the prismatic foil edging of the regular cards, although I could see dinging as a potential problem.

  10. August 19, 2013 5:58 pm

    Very nice boxes!

  11. Peter permalink
    August 19, 2013 6:17 pm

    Not sure it’s a good thing your cards are starting to look very similar from one product to another.

  12. Steve permalink
    August 19, 2013 6:54 pm

    I kind of didn’t like the product based on the sell sheet, but this stuff actually looks really nice.
    Not sure if it will do well on the secondary market, but i’ll try a box if i get the chance to :]

  13. August 19, 2013 7:21 pm

    sharp design, like the acitate and the holofoils

  14. August 19, 2013 7:42 pm

    This looks great!

  15. August 20, 2013 2:26 am

    An awesome addition to this season, love the glass ones. Are they numbered?

  16. August 20, 2013 8:04 am

    checklist? i mean in less then 24 hours this product will released and still no checklist?
    thats the only negative thing i have to say about the Products.Collectors want to know what players they can expect in Products they buy.

  17. August 20, 2013 8:31 am

    I liked the Court Kings as a standalone set when it looked like artwork on all cards, wouldn’t mind seeing that set return

  18. Luke permalink
    August 20, 2013 10:12 am

    Want those Court Kings so I can put the set together!

  19. August 20, 2013 6:56 pm

    I would love the Klay Thompson and the Harrison Barnes if they are up for grabs–wink, wink!!!

  20. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 21, 2013 11:18 am

    Sharp base cards and a very clean product. I love the shine as well. i believe for collectors like me, its a huge hit!

  21. Ryan permalink
    August 21, 2013 9:22 pm

    What is Flawless?? Is that another product out soon?


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