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Preferential Peek: Panini America Previews 2013-14 Preferred Basketball Silhouettes

April 15, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 Preferred Basketball Silhouettes Pre-Ink (38)

A lot has changed for Panini America’s now-legendary Silhouettes subset since it burst onto the collecting scene with a stunning, starring turn as the Rookie Die Cut Material Autographs insert in 2010 Crown Royale Football. The instant-classic design was majestic in its presentation and raised the bar in terms of just how beautiful autographed memorabilia cards could be.

In the years since, the name “Silhouettes” has become synonymous with the most attractive trading cards in the sports collecting universe. Panini America features Silhouettes across all four major sports and they’re as striking on Rookie Cards as they are on cards of current superstars and retired legends. And it is with that premise that we present this spectacular first look at some of 2013-14 Preferred Basketball’s landmark Silhouettes.

They just arrived at Panini America HQ, hot off the presses from the production facility across town. By the time we caught wind that they were in the building, many of the this year’s Silhouettes had already been counted, cataloged and quality controlled before being carefully packed for shipment to the respective players on them to receive on-card autographs.

But we were able to grab some of the rare Prime parallels for many players, including some key rookies, veterans and all-time greats, many of whom are appearing on Silhouettes for the first time in 2013-14 Preferred Basketball. Take a look for yourself in the drool-worthy pre-ink peek below. The next time you see these gems, they’ll be hard-signed.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2013-14 Preferred Basketball.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2014 4:39 pm

    Absolutely sick patches one and all!! Great stuff!!

  2. BarcaFan1033 permalink
    April 15, 2014 5:24 pm

    My favorite cards of the year. If you wouldn’t mind getting those signed and sending a couple of them my way it would be much appreciated. Keep up the good work everyone.

  3. Noah J permalink
    April 15, 2014 5:47 pm

    Is Peyton Siva going to have Silhouettes? If so, I may just have to collect as many as I can. Love these cards.

  4. Kelvin permalink
    April 15, 2014 6:39 pm

    Patch size is shrinking every year.

  5. April 15, 2014 7:22 pm

    Those are absolutely GREAT looking !!!!!! I hope some of these find there way to my collection.

  6. April 15, 2014 7:23 pm

    Even without the ink those are attention-grabbers, signed they are going to be major hits for the lucky collectors who land them. Yet another great job with this program Panini. Thanks Tracy!

  7. JustinB permalink
    April 15, 2014 8:34 pm

    Soooooooooooo amazing looking!

  8. Texasjoe permalink
    April 15, 2014 9:47 pm


  9. Ken permalink
    April 15, 2014 10:18 pm

    Ummm…. what happened to the rest of the patch?

  10. deloreanfan81 permalink
    April 16, 2014 12:17 am

    sick sick

  11. Scott permalink
    April 16, 2014 12:22 am

    Thank You creating a ‘Nique Silhouette with the Hawks. All copies of the ones with him in the Clippers jersey should be destroyed.

  12. Jeff permalink
    April 16, 2014 8:18 am

    Unreal Product! Cannot wait to see what you do with the booklets. All around a great product! Wish I could afford to bust a couple cases. Also cannot wait to see the checklist.

  13. April 16, 2014 3:25 pm

    Wow, those are nice cards. I hope I can pull some of these for my collection!

  14. April 16, 2014 8:29 pm

    These are all bad @$& wow. I love the color in all of them. You guys slammed dunk Silhouettes. Paninirules

  15. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 17, 2014 5:55 am

    Wow! My mind is absolutely blown! Love these!

  16. Harry Henderson permalink
    April 24, 2014 12:17 pm

    will the great KEITH VAN HORN be making an appearance in this set and/or any of your other high end releases to come??? PLEASE GIVE ME GOOD NEWS, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!


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