While many passionate collectors continue basking in the Optichrome-candied radiance of Panini America's 2013-14 Spectra Basketball two days after its release, many others are anxiously awaiting what's next -- 2013-14 Preferred Basketball -- with a giddy, night-before-Christmas-in-July sense of excitement. One look at some of the booklets and you'll start to understand why.
While many passionate collectors continue basking in the Optichrome-candied radiance of Panini America’s 2013-14 Spectra Basketball two days after its release, many others are anxiously awaiting what’s next — 2013-14 Preferred Basketball — with a giddy, night-before-Christmas-in-July sense of excitement. One look at some of the booklets and you’ll start to understand why.
Last week, Panini America Basketball Brand Manager Cory Hollingsworth camped out at the company printing facility to help take part in packout for Spectra and to help begin the Quality Control process for Preferred. Thankfully, he also was nice enough to snap a few revealing Preferred booklet shots while he was there.
Today, we’re going to share those images with you as we begin the countdown to next Wednesday’s North American release date for Preferred. The first thing you’ll notice in the following gallery (after you pick your jaw up off the floor) is likely the sublime NBA Finals Booklets featuring massive swatches of game-worn jersey from the 2013 NBA Finals. Simply, you won’t find a filthier series of books this side of “50 Shades.”
Also showcased in the preview gallery below are captivating Vs. and Team booklets that promise to make the five days between now and Wednesday’s release seem just a little more longer. Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance next week for continued coverage, including Monday’s must-see Quality Control Gallery.
0 Replies to “Panini America Offers a Scintillating Peek at 2013-14 Preferred Basketball Booklets”
Holy crap those things are freak fantastic. I’m drooling looking at them. Nice job once again. You guys never disappoint when you make a new product.
I have collected cards for 25+ Yeats and never have I pulled a booklet of any type, these are sick and would love to have some to give to my boys for there birthday’s this month.
preferred is guranteed one booklet per box..but you could get a jersey version, the ones shown are the prime version
Where is the Miami HEAT Champs book?
Whoa, that is swatchy goodness! The 1 of 1 tag cards are particularly fabulous to gaze upon.
I’m looking forward to seeing the preliminary checklist, such opportunity to capitalize upon rivalries and history.
Please tell me there is a Suns team booklet!
Very nice! Have been wanting to pick up a box of preferred and it looks like this is the year!
I am impressed with everything I just looked at! Over the years I have gotten some multi-player swatch jersey cards and gotten them autographed in person–nothing ever high end but fun to do because it was a multiple year process to complete. Still looking for Kyle Weaver though——WEAVER where are you!!!
My goodness these are brilliant!
Those are really nice looking booklets! Nice Job!!
These cards are freakishly fantastic. This even looks way better than Flawless did!
That Lakers booklet jumps out of the gallery, truly impressive creation. Thanks Tracy!
Look at those swatches!