I wouldn’t be lying if I told you that my hands are shaking just a little as they tap the letters on this keyboard. Frankly, I’m still a little nervous about the opportunity I had during packout for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball — quite possibly the most anticipated release in trading card history — to inspect the contents of three briefcases of the Panini America product with a big price tag and even better expectations.
While you’re enjoying all of today’s action on this splendid Week 7 Sunday of the 2013 NFL season, all of us here at The Knight’s Lance want to make sure you spend at least a little time appreciating some of the sweet new Panini America cards that release on Wednesday. Indeed, we’re quite excited about the coming releases of 2013 Prizm Football and 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball.
On this special holiday weekend when most collectors will spend quality time watching the first extended college football action of the season and putting the finishing touches on their fantasy football drafts, all of us here at The Knight’s Lance want to make sure you spend at least a little time appreciating some sweet new Panini America trading cards.
Given that backdrop, and in keeping with the Panini America tradition of giving back to our loyal fans and collectors, we’re offering another scintillating scavenger hunt on this special “Find It!” Friday. We’re giving away five boxes of 2012-13 Prime Hockey and five boxes of 2013 Rookies & Stars Football — and all you have to do to be eligible is find five hidden images.
It’s Monday of National Treasures Release Week, which means Panini America is now just two days away from launching one of the most anticipated NBA trading card products in years. 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball goes live on Wednesday packing the kind of super-premium bells and whistles that will reverberate throughout the collecting universe for quite some time.
Collectors, the time has arrived. After almost two seasons away, National Treasures Basketball — one of the most storied super-premium products in hobby history — is making its celebrated return to the hardwood next Wednesday. And The Knight’s Lance is locked, loaded and ready to do its part to preview the juggernaut like only it can.
As Panini America officials continue putting the final furious touches on the company’s grand plans for the upcoming 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, today comes a must-see sneak peek of the numbered Rookie Cards sure to deliver a sonic-size boom on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center floor throughout the five-day show that begins July 31.
The NBA made official earlier today what most of the league and its millions of fans around the world have known for months: Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard is the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2012-2013 season. The sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Lillard led all rookies in scoring (19 ppg) while playing in all 82 games this season.
With seemingly every new release, Panini America’s Prizm technology continues etching its place deeper and deeper into the sweet spot of America’s collecting conscious. The phenomenon that began with 2012-13 Prizm Basketball and continued with 2012 Prizm Football added a new chapter last week with the release of 2012 Prizm Baseball.