The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball (85 Images)
Intriguing collecting possibilities abound in the upcoming 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball, the newest NBA trading card release from Panini America that arrives in hobby shops one week from today delivering three autographs and one memorabilia card per box, multiple tributes to the game’s greatest dunkers, autographed Rookie Cards of Damian Lillard and myriad micro-etched versions of the NBA’s top stars in the Intriguing Players chase.
Earlier this week, Panini America’s NBA Product Development team traveled across town to the company printing facility to scrutinize 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball as it came off the production line during the Quality Control process. Much of what they saw during that process is profiled in the gallery below.
2012-13 Intrigue Basketball features multiple autographed memorabilia inserts and a large percentage of on-card autographs. But perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the product is that every six-card Intrigue pack will include a bonus five-card Intriguing Players pack; the 200-card Intriguing Players set features 10 different cards (each with a different color image) and multiple micro-etched backgrounds of the game’s top 20 players. There are also gold versions numbered to just 10 and Platinum versions numbered to only one.
We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, enjoy the eye candy . . .