HOUSTON -- Yes, we know that 2012-13 Elite Basketball is less than a week from hitting hobby shops. And we know that the product's arrival after a few seasons away has hoops collectors all over the globe excited. Heck, we're just as excited -- especially after checking out the Quality Control Gallery. But when you have the chance to preview the kind of basketball card brilliance that has arrived at Panini America headquarters in recent days, well, you do it.
HOUSTON — Yes, we know that 2012-13 Elite Basketball is less than a week from hitting hobby shops. And we know that the product’s arrival after a few seasons away has hoops collectors all over the globe excited. Heck, we’re just as excited — especially after checking out the Quality Control Gallery. But when you have the chance to preview the kind of basketball card brilliance that has arrived at Panini America headquarters in recent days, well, you do it.
So to help tip off 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in style, we proudly present this extended look at some of the must-see on-card autographs from 2012-13 Select Basketball and 2012-13 Preferred Basketball that have hit HQ in the last few days. We’re talking absolutely sick Silhouette Primes, dazzlingly die-cut Panini’s Choice Awards and so much more. Enjoy the gallery, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of what promises to be a fantastic 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Oh, and if you’re in Houston, be sure to come by Houston Sports Connection today for a rare public signing with Rockets superstar James Harden. The signing begins at 3:30 p.m. (CST). You can find more information here.
25 Replies to “Panini America Tips Off NBA All-Star Break with More Peeks at Preferred, Select Autos”
I am somewhat confused. The Silhouettes on the face of the card say they are Crown Royale, which has been a brand unto itself but your article mentions, Select and Preferred basketball. Are the Silhouette going to be in Select and Preferred or are they going to be in a Crown Royale basketball product? Thanks in advance for the help.
The Silhouettes will be in Preferred.
That Hardaway is going to be a pricey one for sure. Is that Jamaal Wilkes’ first jersey card? Last year the Choice were on card and Signatures were stickers–are these both mostly on card this year?
WOW – Those Penny Hardaway cards are stunning
awesome cards, nice to see those rookie’s signing, hope we see their 2011 autograph’s being fulfilled after the 2013 All Star Break
Love the On Card Beauty of Those cards!
Thanks Tracy for that very appetiting preview!
That’s why we Preferred Panini!
Happy Valentines every one!
Will there be a way to distinguish the prime versions (ie Bill Laimbeer could fall under either).
Will Johnas Valanciunas have a silhouette auto/prime card?
Fantastic to see the number of on card Autos in these sets. I am getting more excited about Preferred with each preview. Will definitely be hoping to get one of the Rodman, Van Exel, and Shaq silhouette primes you’ve shown in the last couple galleries, although I am sure they will all be pretty pricey.
Tracy, any info on how many silhouette primes will be found in a case on average? Will there be jersey silhouettes for all of the players with prime versions? Thanks for the preview regardless.
Now that is what I am talking about. Outstanding!
Silhouettes are just nasty sick. You just gotta love those. Great lookin product
Lovely cards. although the silhouette patches look considerably smaller this year.
Man, that Penny will sell for one billion dollars. These look great dudes.
Just what we need more Artis Gilmore autos
Very cool and colorful!
OMG! Danny Manning is dunking the basketball! Finally a card photo with a real dunk on it! I got my wish from my last post! YESSSS!
Simply outstanding, let the PMG chase ensue for another year! Thanks Tracy!
love the prefered holofoil and the patches are sick…sweet insert hits guys
Very sick stuff!
Did Tobias Harris and Luc Mbah a Moute sign their stuff yet for Select and/or Preferred??
I’m pretty sure Tobias Harris did. Not sure about a Moute.
Very exciting stuff! Any chance that Rudy Gay is part of Select or Preferred? Thanks for more great previews Tracy!
Absolutely LOVE that Payton card, The green background POPS him right off the card in the Sonics uniform. Nate Archibald flying through the air is sweet too.