Panini Peek: 2012-13 Limited Basketball

August 29, 2012

Limited Basketball — one of the hoops hobby’s most beloved releases — returns to the hardwood in late November with a revamped 2012-13 edition that includes a clever new technological “twist” and a radically reconfigured Rookie Card design.

Those two noteworthy developments, in concert with the continuation of Panini America’s massive and historic Double Rookie Class, should give longtime loyalists their most loaded Limited yet.

For starters, there’s the cutting-edge RC design that’s printed on clear acetate stock, hard-signed and die-cut to mimic the shape of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. There will be 100 Rookie Cards total, including the likes of 2012 NBA ROY Kyrie Irving and 2012 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, with none numbered to more than 399.

Limited also features the debut of Panini America’s “Revolution” memorabilia card concept in the Home & Away insert. The suspended two-sided memorabilia piece in the middle of each card spins to reveal a swatch of home game-worn jersey on one side and a swatch of road game-worn jersey on the other.

The 2012-13 Limited Basketball base set features 250 cards (including 100 Rookies), as well as three base-set parallels (Silver, Gold and Platinum), six unique memorabilia inserts and five unique autographed inserts. Each seven-card box will deliver two autographed cards (including one hard-signed RC) and one memorabilia card.

Limited’s other highlights include . . .

  • The return of the popular Glass Cleaners insert with multiple versions including Memorabilia, Prime Memorabilia, AutographsAutographs Memorabilia and Autographs Memorabilia Prime. Each version features a unique player roster highlighting the game’s best rebounders.
  • Look for five other autographed insert sets including Unlimited Potential, Masterful Marks, Spotlight SignaturesMaterial Monikers and Material Monikers Prime.
  • The debut of the Lights Out memorabilia insert focusing on the game’s best scorers doing what they do best: Shooting the lights out.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on 2012-13 Limited Basketball in the coming weeks. But until then, enjoy this extended first-look gallery: