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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 Elite Basketball (114 Sweet Pics)

January 22, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 Elite Basketball QC (2)

One week from today, Panini America’s 2013-14 Elite Basketball — the new-season iteration of a longtime collecting favorite — returns to the hardwood boasting all of the calling-card staples that have made Elite so . . . well, elite . . . for so many years. Numbered Rookie Cards and Legends. Vibrant, rainbow-foiled Aspirations and Status die-cut parallels, Passing the Torch autographs, Throwback Threads game-worn memorabilia cards starring some of the greatest players in NBA history, Turn of the Century autographs, New Breed autograph memorabilia card rookies and so much more.

2013-14 Elite Basketball, which began shipping to hobby shops all over North America earlier this week, will deliver two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box, not to mention some updated tweaks on traditionally strong brand elements. The Panini America NBA Product Development team spent most of Monday Quality Controlling the product, which gave us the always-welcome opportunity to preview the release in the most expansive way possible.

The following gallery showcases just some of the highlights from each of Elite’s myriad inserts and subsets. We’ll have plenty more to cover on 2013-14 Elite Basketball right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming days. But until then, feast your eyes on this . . .

20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2014 4:31 pm

    You guys are gonna make me do it! I have the fever and im gonna have to start collecting NBA cards again!
    Thanks…. Alot! Haha

    • Roland Wake permalink
      January 24, 2014 4:50 pm

      Thinking the same dang thing.

  2. ericjoshua permalink
    January 22, 2014 4:52 pm

    Liking the throwback threads

    nicely done

  3. Dan permalink
    January 22, 2014 6:17 pm

    Elite is definitely a collecting favorite, and nice to see Kyrie Irving on the front of the Box.

    Makes me wonder though when i will see my Kyrie Irving Inscriptions Rookie Auto from last years 12-13 Elite?!?
    Would appreciate an update on that one 😉

  4. January 22, 2014 8:16 pm

    Always liked the Elite product line!!

  5. January 22, 2014 11:34 pm

    Wow, all stickers, 😦

  6. January 23, 2014 5:38 am

    I’m really digging the new Throwback Threads design, it definitely stood out in the gallery to me. Thanks Tracy!

  7. renton1960 permalink
    January 23, 2014 11:12 am

    wow nice indeed. great throwbacks..i’ll be looking for them. hoping for more sonics throwbacks.

  8. January 23, 2014 11:40 am

    Always love the Aspirations parallels!

    Checklist please????

  9. lhalsportscardsandcollectiblesblog permalink
    January 23, 2014 1:14 pm

    Reblogged this on LHAL Sportscards & Collectibles Blog.

  10. pinoymambatheflawlesscollector permalink
    January 23, 2014 3:43 pm

    i hope passing the torch will be on card..specially the lillard

  11. Allen permalink
    January 23, 2014 8:19 pm

    Are those turn of the century autos acetate?

  12. Chris L permalink
    January 24, 2014 3:56 pm

    These cards just POP! I’m someone who collects players and not sets, but man, Elite Series and the Turn of the Century Autos are just so cool that I might have to put together some sets!

  13. January 24, 2014 6:43 pm

    Nice and Vivid Image in the front of the Box! Great job Panini!

  14. Michael permalink
    January 24, 2014 9:53 pm

    Sweet cards!! High price tag but I will try to be patient for the value to go down. Anyway, I’m loving the die-cuts and serial #ed RCs!!!

  15. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 25, 2014 6:26 am

    always been a fan of the base cards design!


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