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Panini Peek: 2013-14 Titanium Basketball

January 8, 2014

2013-14 Titanium Basketball Main

Some brands in the storied sports card pantheon are so compelling, so collectible, so . . . titanic, that you can only confine them to one sport for so long. In late February, Titanium officially will become one of those brands when Panini America introduces 2013-14 Titanium Basketball.

The NBA debut of the traditional NHL favorite will feature many of the attributes that have made Titanium Hockey so alluring throughout the years, including Rookie Cards numbered to the featured player’s jersey number, draft year and draft position, an appealing array of autograph and memorabilia hits, and a chase-worthy selection of retail exclusives.

Each hobby box of 2013-14 Titanium Basketball (four cards per pack, five packs per box, two eight-box inners per case) will deliver two autographs and three memorabilia cards; each one pack retail box (five cards) will yield two Rookie Memorabilia cards.

Among the many product highlights are . . .

  • Reserve Signatures — Stars of today and yesterday are highlighted on this new on-card autograph set.
  • Metallic Marks — The NBA’s most dynamic players are featured on this on-card autograph set.
  • Enshrinement Ink — Starring the most sought-after signatures from NBA Hall of Famers.
  • Electric Endorsements — A high-wattage autograph insert honoring the game’s biggest stars.
  • Game Gear Duals — Stellar team combos join up in this dual-memorabilia insert.
  • Titanic Threads Jumbo — Look for some of Panini America’s nicest swatches in this massive memorabilia set.
  • Every card in the set features a Platinum parallel numbered to only one.
  • Look for five different memorabilia inserts — including Double-Double Jerseys — with Prime parallels numbered to 25 or less; also find four different on-card autograph inserts.
  • Numerous short-printed inserts numbered to 199 or less, including Conductors, Atomic Numbers, Luster and Strength.
  • Also look for the retail-exclusive Rookie Memorabilia insert and retail-exclusive parallels of the game’s top stars and veterans numbered to 330.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2013-14 Titanium Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy your first extended sneak peek in the gallery that follows.

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. PinoyAirJordan permalink
    January 8, 2014 10:10 am

    I like the Electric Endorsements.

  2. January 8, 2014 10:18 am

    nice work tracy and panini new product for basketball!

  3. January 8, 2014 10:43 am

    Are all of the autograph sets from this product on-card? And is the price $100 per box?

  4. January 8, 2014 10:51 am

    Is this going to be a Canadian only release to hobby shops like hockey?

  5. Scott permalink
    January 8, 2014 11:41 am

    I like seeing some retail exclusive sets..

  6. January 8, 2014 4:50 pm

    Why does Kobe Bryant always change his signature? Weird

    • Andy permalink
      January 8, 2014 7:15 pm

      It’s the super short print Kyrie auto on a Kobe card 🙂

      Just kidding, I know it’s a mock up and with them both have that K it’s a simple mistake.

      Will these have a prizm type finish, or a totally certified type finish?

      • January 8, 2014 7:19 pm

        Judging from the Titanium Hockey cards I’ve seen and felt, it’s more like a Certified-type finish. I’ll show some off as soon as we get some in-house.

  7. Oms permalink
    January 8, 2014 7:28 pm

    why would Nerlens Noel have a jersey card when he hasn’t played a damn game? lol

    • January 8, 2014 7:40 pm

      For starters, he was one of the top rookies in attendance at the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot and this will forever be his Rookie Card season. It’s a similar situation to the one we experienced with Blake Griffin when he missed his entire rookie season and yet we still included his memorabilia and autographs throughout the 2009-10 season. Today, some of those cards are among the most sought after cards of the modern era.

  8. Rat permalink
    January 8, 2014 11:34 pm

    What about RC Autos?

  9. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 9, 2014 5:12 am

    any chance this heads to the NFL section?

  10. January 9, 2014 5:41 am

    Excellent looking set so far, that Durant patch is stunning. Thanks Tracy!

  11. Scott permalink
    January 9, 2014 6:48 am

    Tracy, Was Dennis Schroeder at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot? I didn’t think he was, but haven’t seen a roster. Wondering where his jersey cards are coming from.

    • January 9, 2014 8:40 am

      For players who didn’t attend the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, we’ve been conducting individual sessions.

      • Scott permalink
        January 10, 2014 7:53 am

        Good to know, Thanks

  12. Kris permalink
    January 11, 2014 9:05 am

    very nice looking set!! cant wait till this comes out!! hoping they do the same with football!! any idea on price per hobby box yet??? thanks in advance!!! GOD BLESS

  13. david05 permalink
    January 26, 2014 11:26 am

    Will Paul George have an auto in this set? Do you know if he will have an auto in any other sets this year? Thanks

  14. January 26, 2014 1:11 pm

    Will there be retail tins like I’ve seen (and bought) for Hockey??

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