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Panini America Provides “Short” Glimpse at 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball (Gallery)

March 19, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball Shorts (26)

LAS VEGAS — During a rousing corporate address Tuesday at the 2014 Industry Summit, Panini America officials commanded the collecting world’s attention with a series of announcements and product previews that has the Twitterverse buzzing still today. Clearly, details surrounding the company’s revolutionary Panini Rewards program generated most of the headlines; but several product-specific enhancements presented during the address also had people talking.

Of the many coming developments Panini America Director of Product Development Jim Stefano touched on during his portion of the Tuesday address, perhaps none packed more impact with the rapt audience inside The Orleans Showroom than the future of Immaculate Basketball.

When the high-end memorabilia-card showcase returns to the market later this year, 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball will follow last season’s wildly successful debut by incorporating game-worn shorts and game-worn shoes from the NBA’s biggest stars. To be sure, both subsets of game-worn memorabilia offer the uniqueness and prime potential that collectors expect from Immaculate. To illustrate that point, today we offer a telling examination of the Immaculate-intended 2013 Christmas Day game-worn shorts from the likes of Kevin Durant, Blake GriffinStephen Curry, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, James Harden and more.

As you’ll see, the memorabilia delivers all the things collectors love about NBA memorabilia cards, including Logoman patches, multicolored prime possibilities and an undeniable cool factor. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2014 12:14 pm

    nice! finally something different!
    Will Rasheed Wallace be in Immaculate? Do you own his Shorts?
    That would be very cool!

  2. March 19, 2014 12:17 pm

    Just what I’ve always wanted, Tim Duncan’s butt sweat on a card #sarcasm

  3. Austin permalink
    March 19, 2014 12:42 pm

    The shoe part sounds awesome. The shorts part sounds weird.
    Based on attending NBA games, you see/hear kids and young adults ask players for their game work jersey, shooting shirt, arm/wristbands, &/or shoes. But don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone asking for a pair of game worn shorts.

    But at the same time, that’s what will make this unique! If I get a card that has a piece of MCW’s shoe, there’s bound to be multiple people out there that could say, “Oh yeah? Well I have his entire shoe!” Can’t really say the same about shorts.

  4. ericjoshua permalink
    March 19, 2014 12:57 pm

    Christmas coming in early!

  5. March 19, 2014 5:41 pm

    3XL on some of those? I would need suspenders to keep them on, and even then I’d just look like a rodeo clown. Stellar prime mem material though, can’t wait to see them in finished cards. Thanks Tracy!

  6. March 19, 2014 9:32 pm

    So cool to see these revealed at the Summit! Looking forward to filling in all my customers with the info.

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 20, 2014 10:06 am

    this is a really cool look!

  8. steve permalink
    March 20, 2014 11:42 pm

    butt sweat slplplplslplpslplpslurp

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