Panini Peek: 2012-13 Absolute Basketball

October 09, 2012

After almost two full years away, Absolute Basketball, one of the hoops hobby’s most popular and powerful trading card products, is on the verge of a huge return to the hardwood.

The good news: 2012-13 Absolute Basketball is slated to release in mid December, which means it’ll be out just in time for you to add it to your holiday wishlist. The better news: Every four-pack box will deliver at least three autographs and all 100 Rookie Cards in the product will be signed on-card.

Absolute Basketball will include a huge 250-card base set (including the aforementioned 100-card RC subset featuring on-card autographs), three base-set parallels (Gold, Platinum and Black), seven unique memorabilia sets and five unique autograph sets.

2012-13 Absolute Basketball’s myriad highlights include . . .

  • The stunning new Every Player Every Game Patches memorabilia insert that includes the complete serial-number patch from each player’s game-worn jersey.
  • Autograph-intensive inserts that include Frequent Flyer Autographs, Iconic Autographs, Marks of Fame AutographsHoopla Autographs and Heroes Autographs (Frequent Flyer and Iconic also include memorabilia versions).
  • Every memorabilia card in the set will be limited to 99 copies or less, but the majority of memorabilia cards will be limited to 25 or less.

We’ll have much more on the triumphant return of Absolute Basketball right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. But for now, enjoy this extended first look at the product: