Skip to content

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Innovation Basketball (117 Images)

August 28, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Innovation Basketball QC (1)

If you caught our post yesterday detailing the Innovative Ink and Stained Glass inserts coming in Panini America’s 2012-13 Innovation Basketball, then you only saw a small glimpse of the coolness to come. In the comprehensive Quality Control Gallery that follows, you’ll get up close and personal with everything else that makes Innovation so . . . well . . . innovative.

After the jump, you’ll see additional advancements in acetate (the sweet View and Rookie View cards), the arrival of the season’s first event-used basketball cards, some cool interior die-cuts and some new twists on the always-mesmerizing micro-etching. And despite all of that, the one thing that might be the most innovative of all in the release has to be with game-worn jersey cards.

The refreshing Stat Line Jerseys game-worn insert proudly includes on both the front and back of the card exactly which game the featured piece of jersey was worn, along with the featured player’s stat line from that particular game. It’s a welcome development in the game-worn genre that promises to be well received by collectors.

It’s another in a long line of Innovation’s innovations, most of which are detailed in the images that follow. 2012-13 Innovation Basketball arrives in hobby shops everywhere one week from today and will deliver two autographs, one memorabilia card and one View or Rookie View card in every eight-card box.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of the product in the coming days. But until then, feast your eyes on these beauties . . .

16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2013 4:25 pm

    Absolutely love the game-dated material cards. But ANOTHER 12/13 product after National Treasures is a bit much…don’t ya think?

  2. slobbythegreat permalink
    August 28, 2013 5:02 pm

    ummmm the swat team looks pretty much pretty much the same as the 04-05 UD flight team and for that i love you!!! that set was insane and now im going to chase this set!

    ps pippen base looks good…just stop paralleling them on me…give me a rest!

  3. August 28, 2013 5:05 pm

    The stat line idea sounds like a great one! If you made cards of the same player from multiple games, it would be interesting to see what the market would judge them as being worth. Meaning would a card featuring a piece of a jersey from a game where Kyrie played great be worth more than one from a game where he played just okay?

    Another great idea was placing the acetate cards on top of each other in the 2 images where that was done so you could actually see the see-through effect. Those 2 should be the go-to images for anyone who asks “What does acetate mean?”, because the images of just one acetate card by itself don’t really show that.

    • Olivier permalink
      August 28, 2013 9:24 pm

      Agree about Stat Line – can make an otherwise nondescript piece of memorabilia unique! Please try this for hockey 🙂

  4. August 28, 2013 6:16 pm

    Pretty good looking release, I like the oversized memorabilia cards and the the on card metallic autos. Thanks Tracy!

  5. B_RadThaDamaja permalink
    August 28, 2013 8:20 pm

    This is a VERY nice-looking product here. This single release honestly looks like it could have been broken down into 3, maybe 4 separate products. The use of etched foil and acetate combined with metallic marker auto’s and b-ball material cards make this an amazing release. I can definitely see the Prime “Stat Line” cards selling for big money on the secondary market.

  6. August 29, 2013 7:30 am

    Wowee some VERY nice cards in there and some pimping looking Rays in the mix too!

  7. Scott permalink
    August 29, 2013 7:31 am

    Love the game date for the jerseys on the Stat line cards.

    Please tell me this is the last 2012-13 set.

  8. harynjk permalink
    August 29, 2013 10:04 am

    Good looking cards again! Good job Panini!

  9. August 29, 2013 3:08 pm

    There is something really cool about the glass stained cards. I wonder how it would look with different designs, but for now I like the ones we’re offered.

  10. Javie permalink
    August 30, 2013 2:07 am

    The Swat Team cards look nice and make good use of classic photos together with the modern card technology and design. But the base cards…wow…as dull as could be. The “View” cards as well. No stats or even any verbage on the back. It’s like you’re giving your writing team the summer off. What’s so impressive about clear plastic?

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 30, 2013 5:03 am

    Very sharp and a product that has a lot of different things to offer. The stained glass cards look cool and I bet even better in person.

  12. PinoyKD35 permalink
    August 30, 2013 7:39 am

    any chance youll be making cards of marbury/steve francis/damon stoudamire/latrell sprewell???

  13. Brittney permalink
    August 31, 2013 6:56 pm

    Panini America 2012-13 Innovation Basketball QC (111)

    Thanks for the contest.


  1. 2012-13 Innovation Basketball Group Case Break | IBCC
  2. Find the Hidden Panini America Knight for Chance to Win a Three-Box Prize Pack | The Official Panini America Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: