The nontraditional nature of Panini America's 2011-12 NBA collecting season -- with its limited product roster and RC-less releases that accompanied the shortened season -- is swiftly paving the way for a more normal, incredibly stacked 2012-13 lineup.
The nontraditional nature of Panini America’s 2011-12 NBA collecting season — with its limited product roster and RC-less releases that accompanied the shortened season — is swiftly paving the way for a more normal, incredibly stacked 2012-13 lineup.
Last week we shared the first glimpses of 2012-13 NBA Hoops, the premiere product of the new season due out in August. Today, we deliver hot-off-the-presses preliminary information for product No. 2 on the schedule: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball, due out in late August and delivering a staggering 100 Rookie Cards from members of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 draft classes.
If the Dual Rookie Redemption program featured in 2011-12 Past & Present, 2011-12 Limited and 2011-12 Gold Standard gives collectors a taste of the rookie excitement to come, 2012-13 Prestige provides the all-you-can-collect buffet with one Rookie Card seeded in every pack.
Prestige also will deliver three autographs and one memorabilia card in every 24-pack box, including brand new on-card-only signature sets Distinctive Ink and Old School Autographs and several updated designs of venerable Prestige favorites such as Inside the Numbers, True Colors and Prestigious Pros.
We’ll have additional coverage of 2012-13 Prestige Basketball and our other exciting plans for the new season right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. Until then, get your first look at Prestige in the preview gallery below.