The Crusade is coming -- and if a serendipitous spin between the uncut sheets of Panini America's upcoming NBA release is any indication, it's a Crusade everyone will want to be a part of. 2012-13 Crusade Basketball instantly became one of the most anticipated and buzz-generating releases of the sports card season the day it was announced in late February.
The Crusade is coming — and if a serendipitous spin between the uncut sheets of Panini America’s upcoming NBA release is any indication, it’s a Crusade everyone will want to be a part of. 2012-13 Crusade Basketball instantly became one of the most anticipated and buzz-generating releases of the sports card season the day it was announced in late February.
Three months later, we finally have something more than flat mockups to show you — and, quite frankly, what we’ve seen is cause for celebration. Boasting Prizm technology, all-new color schemes and a printing process that almost magically replicates the landmark original Crusade designs of the late 1990s, 2012-13 Crusade Basketball promises to deliver a collecting experience unlike anything the hobby has seen since 1998.
Packout begins later this week, and we’ll have tons more to preview on 2012-13 Crusade Basketball in the coming days. Today, however, we going to share a must-see gallery featuring three different Prizm-infused uncut sheets. The familiar Red scheme you’ve seen before; the Blue and Black sheets present previously unseen examples of a product that painstakingly stays true to its roots.
Enjoy this mesmerizing first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.
21 Replies to “Crusade Uncut: Panini America Investigates 2012-13 Crusade Basketball Sheets”
Oooooo Shinny, can’t wait for this to hit the shelves. Good job Panini.
WOW. Those are Blinding !!!
I’m excited to buy those.
Tracey how much is the box for those.
OH MY GOD
Those Blue/Yellows with the Warrior players are so nice.
These are amazing!
I do need to ask what all the parallels are numbered out of. I believe there is Red, Blue, Gold, Green, Purple, and Black??
i want to have a pink variation
It would seem the focus groups must really like “shiney”, given the releases of Prizm, Select, Brilliance and now Crusade.
Wow, those are awesome I would love to have an uncut sheet.
Wow, these definitely look great 🙂
Looking forward for another rainbow of Gordon Hayward 🙂
We are definitely very excited about this!
Just Plain Beautiful cards From Panini!
Time to get some Mojos
I’m excited to see this product too..
I love the technology that Panini is bringing to bear in recent releases. There’s a tipping point where bright, shiny, refractor, ripple, cracked-ice, un-cracked ice and other assorted finishes lose their luster, so to speak. If the special finishes are over-used they lose the very quality that sets them apart.
That said, I think this product looks as sharp as a tack!
OOOOOOO SHINY and OOOOOO colorful come to mind!
prizm technology has never been better. can’t wait to get these beautiful crusades cards. thanks for the preview tracy 🙂
Looks great so far, love that design. Thanks Tracy!
This is the most excited i have been for a panini basketball release in a long time!! These look simply awesome!