Panini America Teases the Stunning Debut of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (Gallery)

September 17, 2012

I could attempt to explain the print-technology wizardry that proudly permeates the upcoming release of Panini America’s 2012-13 Prizm Basketball. But instead, I’ll let the official Product Information Sheet speak for me: “Prizm delivers a familiar, but dramatically improved, technology that has been missing from the basketball hobby.”

That description in concert with the preview images below should tell you all you need to know about this promising new addition to the Panini America NBA family.

2012-13 Prizm Basketball (six cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) features a 300-card base set including 100 rookies (the continuation of Panini America’s massive and historic Double Rookie Class), Prizms and Gold Prizms parallels, four themed insert sets and a 100-card autograph that includes Prizm variations.

The product, which ships in late October, places a premium on design- and photo-driven inserts that play to Prizm’s extraordinary print technology; each box will yield two Prizms parallels, two autographs and two additional inserts.

Other highlights include . . .

  • Etching on each card — base and insert — that brings a 3D effect to the Prizm printing technology
  • Two autograph cards per box
  • A USA Basketball insert that pays tribute to the gold-medal-winning 2012 US Basketball team with a patriotic design
  • A Finalists insert incorporating the game’s biggest champions and superstars

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on the exciting 2012-13 Prizm Basketball release. Until then, enjoy this first extended look: