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Inside Flawless: Jumbo Patches Pack ‘Wow!’ Factor for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball

October 3, 2013

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The trailer has been criticized, panned, applauded, scrutinized, laughed at and picked up by the mainstream media. The diamonds and emeralds have been previewed. Indeed, yesterday was a busy day for screening various aspects of Panini America’s 2012-13 Flawless Basketball. And now that yesterday is over, we can get down to peeking the myriad other pieces of flawlessness hand-placed into the product’s “sleek, Bond villain-esque” metal suitcases. (By the way, that’s not our description of the packaging, it’s how’s Extra Mustard described it, but we happen to love it.)

Today we’re going to pull the curtain back on the obscenely fantastic jumbo patch cards permeating the 2012-13 Flawless Basketball checklist. From Silver versions numbered to 25 all the way down to only one, the sickness of Flawless’ jumbo memorabilia selections simply can’t be overstated.

The following gallery delivers more than 80 pieces of supporting evidence. Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow when we preview some of the set’s most alluring ink.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. hairyangryfella permalink
    October 3, 2013 3:42 pm

    Wow, if only a handful of players weren’t there (the likes of Fat Lever, Glen Davis, Gus Williams etc) and it was just the rest of the stars, this would possibly be the greatest patch set ever made. It still looks impressive though – well done Panini.

    • October 3, 2013 4:15 pm

      I would Actually love to have a fat lever……..

      • hairyangryfella permalink
        October 3, 2013 4:24 pm

        In a $1250 box though? How much would you pay for that card…

    • Greg permalink
      October 4, 2013 6:20 am

      I looked at the checklist and out of the 75 card set only 6 aren’t all-stars or former all-stars. That seems about as good as it gets. (Fat Lever and Gus Williams are fromer all-stars) Non- all-stars are as follows:

      Glen Davis
      Greg Monroe
      Derrick Favors
      Brandon Jennings
      Marcin Gortat
      Jason Williams

      FYI rookies have there own patch set, so they’re not counted in the total.

  2. Dan Piehl permalink
    October 3, 2013 3:46 pm

    Those are quite stunning images. The Malone patch is just so beautiful, that I will just print it out and hang it in my office at work to make me smile. At least until I can pick one up and hold it in my own hands.

  3. Steven permalink
    October 3, 2013 3:52 pm

    Alright alright Tracy, I have to admit, I really like this “trick”… These cards are absolutely gorgeous. Well done Panini. I am really looking forward to the rare ink preview tomorrow. Thanks for the preview!

  4. PinoyKingJames permalink
    October 3, 2013 3:56 pm

    wow very appealing to the eyes
    truly flawless in the naked eye
    send shivers to my spine
    one of the best product of all time
    faint worthy mojos

    thanks panini, thanks tracy, i hope there are no redemptions on this one..

  5. October 3, 2013 4:18 pm

    Very very colorful!!

  6. Jay permalink
    October 3, 2013 4:27 pm

    Hi Tracy, very well done with these cards. Just wondering would there be any Logoman cards in this product? Keep up the good work.

  7. October 3, 2013 4:28 pm

    Never mind the LIKE’s it all where is the LOVE IT ALL BUTTON! AWESOME FLAWLESS JOB PANINI! Thanks for the view! I won’t be able to afford this product BUT thank you for letting me see the ALL the Beauty in these cards! Awesomely Flawless! As I always say, and should be your new motto : ” PANINI PACKS THE PUNCH! “

  8. harynjk permalink
    October 3, 2013 4:29 pm

    Ahhh here is another Maravich patch, good to see it.
    The Manute Bol patch looks really cool, even thou i am not collecting his cards, but still good to see this kind of beautiful cards about him, he deserves to be in this set for sure!
    Great job!

  9. October 3, 2013 4:32 pm

    Well I thought the trailer was hilariously bad but it`s the “picked up by the mainstream media” that`s the important thing. Job done Mr. Hackler. Also these patches are FILTHY!

  10. October 3, 2013 4:43 pm

    Wow, wow, wow and might I say WOW.
    These patches are with out a doubt th best yet.
    Well done Panini and of course Tracy.
    Oh yeah loved the trailer

  11. October 3, 2013 4:47 pm

    Doth my eyes deceive me or do I actually see the words game and worn on the patch cards of those rookies? Good call.

  12. October 3, 2013 4:49 pm

    These truly are gorgeous cards–that Dirk /25 is –wait for it——-ReDIRKulous. Plus White Chocolate, a cracking Nate Thurmond, Reggie Lewis, all those sweet Blazer cards. Are there any Sonic jersey jumbo’s–give me a heads up so I don’t have an event! Love it but will never afford a box unfortunately!

  13. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 3, 2013 4:53 pm

    Words cannot express how these look. Mouth cannot shut now…not that it ever has 😉

  14. ThePinoyMamba Eric/Joshua permalink
    October 3, 2013 5:00 pm

    Beautiful cards!!! What else is there to say, its simply one of the best cards ever produced. Can’t wait to see what is in store tomorrow!
    Team Panini Rocks.

  15. October 3, 2013 5:41 pm

    WOW! Great Job Panini America! Game USED Patches, On-card Autographs, Only the TOP 25 ROOKIES from the last TWO YEARS! Top to bottom, FLAWLESS Basketball is THE BEST product ever! WE WANT MORE PICTURES!!!! Can’t wait until release…. Is it Wednesday yet?

  16. Ryan permalink
    October 3, 2013 6:50 pm

    Low grade diamonds and emeralds suck, but these cards…..


  17. October 3, 2013 8:15 pm

    Ohhhh boy. I can’t even take a guess at how much one of the Reggie Lewis cards will go for. I have yet to see one of his Prime cards get listed on eBay, but I have been looking. I’m definitely going to set some money aside for one of those bad boys.

  18. October 3, 2013 9:53 pm

    And the hits just keep coming. Pretty impressive to have two products like Flawless and Immaculate released in the same year let alone so close together. Should make for a fun couple of months. Can’t wait!!!

  19. Jonathan permalink
    October 3, 2013 10:05 pm

    Sad part about this, is that the Lebron card 6/10 patch will sell for 2500 to 3000 bucks and you should be able to get the whole jersey for that. Waiting for Immaculate

  20. October 4, 2013 1:42 am

    sick use of patches, wish i could afford a pack

  21. October 4, 2013 5:08 am

    That is a pretty rocking AI card

  22. October 4, 2013 6:00 am

    Very impressive gallery, these are exactly the kind of memorabilia cards I think we all expected from this high end product but it’s still a pleasant surprise to see the variety and depth of the checklist. Thanks Tracy!

  23. Dave permalink
    October 4, 2013 9:44 am

    I was one of the people who did NOT believe in this product but these patches are making me definitely revisit that thought, these are excellent!

  24. Steve permalink
    October 4, 2013 10:21 am

    these two per pack? hmmmmm interesting

  25. Kevin permalink
    October 4, 2013 12:20 pm

    Those Jeremy Lin mem cards look sweet!

  26. steve s. permalink
    October 4, 2013 4:33 pm

    i love the idea of veterans players with GU cards…..i see a lot of throwback jerseys and it’s great…. but no Sonics?…. Gary Payton…Detlef Schrempf… Shawn Kemp…just saying.

  27. October 6, 2013 12:32 am

    Incredible! WAY out of my market, but AWESOME!

    • Samuel joseph permalink
      October 8, 2013 4:55 am

      Very Very nice. If I can have at least one of my fave players that I am collectiong: Dirk, Parsons, Manu or Garnett, I would be really the luckiest guy on the planet lol. Nice design Panini, as always, you never fail to impress us with your unique set of designs that makes us love your products more and more.


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