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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Spectra Basketball (Gallery)

June 14, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 Spectra Basketball Main

Four short months ago, the collecting world didn’t know much about Panini America’s Spectra brand aside from the fact that the company was debuting the technologically gifted product as one of its final products of the 2013 NFL season. Of course, then the product actually hit the market and proceeded to become one of the best new releases of the entire year, highlighted by a bold, new take on Panini America’s popular Optichrome printing technology, and some of the most coveted, colorful and attractive on-card autographs and memorabilia cards of the season.

The trailblazing debut of 2013 Spectra Football immediately piqued the interest of collectors and begged the question: “Would Spectra crossover to other sports?” The answer, as collectors will find out next month with the release of 2013-14 Spectra Basketball, is a profound “Absolutely!”

Slated to release July 16, 2013-14 Spectra Basketball will deliver four autographed memorabilia cards, one memorabilia card, one parallel numbered to 65 or less and two base cards numbered to 199 in every eight-card pack. A vivid new rainbow of colorful parallels awaits, including base Greens (#’d to 199), Blues (#’d to 65), Red Die-Cuts (#’d to 25), Golds (#’d to 10) and Blacks (#’d to one).

Some additional highlights of the product include . . .

  • Some of the biggest stars in the NBA are featured in the Spectacular Swatch Signatures autographed memorabilia insert.
  • The top rookies of the 2013-14 NBA season are featured in the Rookie Jersey Autographs chase.
  • Jumbo Prime Materials numbered to 10 or less.
  • The massive memorabilia of Rookie Jumbo Jerseys, featuring Prime parallels numbered to 10 and one.
  • Every card in the set is printed on thick Optichrome cards.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2013-14 Spectra Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this first extended sneak peek:

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

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2014 12:48 pm

    Having recently acquired some Spectra cards (thanks David!) I can tell you these cards are even more impressive in person than any photo gallery can capture. Very exciting to see the Spectra program heading to basketball. Thanks Tracy!

  2. pinoywiggins permalink
    June 14, 2014 5:13 pm

    i like them colors….
    definitely another good product from panini, i will be chasing
    the rainbow for my fave players..thanks tracy!

  3. Dave permalink
    June 16, 2014 11:07 am

    Ya know it really annoys me and hurts me as a collector to see a product that looks different, looks nice, looks sharp, new, has a good size patch window and get priced they way this one reports to be priced at! Panini collectors should be very disappointed to see these coming in at $270!? For what? If this was priced at $100 or less it would be the product of the year. There are no reasons, especially with the draft class involved for this to be near Immaculate, NT etc. People gotta back me up for this to change. Panini does a very good job in certain ways with customers (like having this blog) but they are a monopoly and they are missing the boat here. I’d love to be able to enjoy this product but I’ll be waiting til NT instead. They coulda had my money and I’m sure many others if it wasn’t such a greedy price tag.

    • carddrivers permalink
      June 17, 2014 8:03 am

      Product looks great! does seem very expensive!

  4. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 17, 2014 12:53 pm

    I love shiny things!

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