Hoops heads, rejoice! Basketball is back. And to celebrate such a joyous occasion, we here at Panini America are in a giving mood. You see those three boxes of basketball cards at the top of this post? We're going to give them away to three lucky collectors. And all you have to do to be eligible to win one of them is simply post a picture of you holding your favorite Panini America NBA trading card as a comment to this post.
Tonight in Miami, LeBron James and the Heat begin defense of their 2011-12 NBA title against the Boston Celtics in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile, in Cleveland, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers host John Wall and the Washington Wizards in a showcase of two of the best young guards in the game. Finally, out in L.A., Kobe Bryant and the Lakers face the Dallas Mavericks in an early battle for Western Conference bragging rights.
Hoops heads, rejoice! Basketball is back.
And to commemorate such a joyous occasion, we here at Panini America want to give back to our passionate hoops collectors. You see those three boxes of 2012-13 NBA trading cards at the top of this post? We’re going to give them away to three lucky collectors. All you have to do to be eligible to win one of them is simply post a picture of you holding your favorite Panini America NBA trading card as a comment to this post.
We’ll give you until the end of the day Friday to locate your favorite Panini America NBA card and snap a quality shot of you AND your card. Together. It doesn’t have to be your newest or rarest or most valuable, just your favorite. And if you have a compelling reason why, please explain that in the comments, too.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy the games tonight, good luck, and thanks in advance for participating.
91 Replies to “Show Panini America Your Favorite Card in the 2012-13 NBA Season Tip-Off Show-Off”
My favorite card is this 2011 THREADS Triple Threats triple jersey card. I’ve gotten my fair share of dual, triple and quad jersey cards before in many sports, but I think this is the most colorful 3 swatches I’ve ever gotten in one card. Royal Blue, White and Purple.
Once again it is time for THE MOST AWESOME basketball products out there!! My son and I would love to open some new Basketball and find one like this Westbrook auto:) http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561846_3913819331987_11581888_n.jpg
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Hey Tracy! Is my picture showing up? so I can know if my entry is valid. Thanks!
Yes, sir. You’re good.
Did mine work?
Yes, sir. It’s in there.
I need to find out how to get photos to show up…..
Yours is good. It shows up when you click the link.
Contest pic for Keith S.
I love pulling awesome cards of some Bulls legends!
Pic’s not showing up. Perhaps you can email it to me at [email protected]
I love Blake Grifin
Hope this works
First off, I must say I’m a die-hard Oklahoma City Thunder. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bummed about losing James Harden over the weekend. Today I thought I would treat myself to a box of cards to kickoff the 2012-13 season and to cheer me up a bit. I ended buying my first box of Panini 2012-13 Threads that just came out. Was quite happy to land 2 Thunder hits in the box; a Nick Collison jersey card and an autographed rookie of our latest draft pick, Perry Jones III. Would like to wish good luck to Harden and the others on their Houston endeavor and a big welcome to K-Mart/Lamb for joining the Oklahoma City Thunder!
Here’s mine. First pack from the box. #’d 2/5
We need a picture of you with the card. Come on, don’t be shy.
I can’t the card is in Australia I am in Mexico ATM.
mine is my “black Mamba” from National Treasures
Camera is down hope this one is good for you because itsa so gooda for me…lol…
Pic’s not showing up, Steven. Can you email it to me? [email protected]
thats my favorite card look at the grade
FIrst off, i am a big okc fan.. i collect all players from kd to reggie jackson. I started a large pc of cole aldrich last year and this is my favorite card. i have well over 30 different autos of his and close to 100 different rc’s (all panini). this card is super clean and easily one of my favorites! thank you.,
Updated pic for Alex H. with new arrivals.
Here is a pic of my favorite basketball card. It’s my Blake Griffin Contenders rookie auto. He and I both went to the University of Oklahoma during the same time and I loved watching him dominate in college ball. Now I get to enjoy watching him do the same in the NBA, plus I get to collect all of his Panini autographs. Boomer Sooner!
This was my favorite when I got it, and it is still my favorite!
I have always been a fan of people that put’s others ahead of them self. Stockton made a career of helping his teammates succeed. Because of that he has always been one of my favorite player, in any sport.
I always wanted one of his autos so when I finally landed this guy I was excited! I still am.
It’s Nba time again!
My son and I love Panini! Especially the Prestige…Our favorite would be the True Colors jersey cards. The clean and colorful design really emphasize its player beautifully and the patch/ jersey is just on the right spot. Kudos to Panini staffs and the design team on this one. It’s really good to look at and even more with all of them together.
We love it so much that we decided to start a project to complete the 50 set of it. I’m sure with the help of Forums, youtube, and our local hobby shop we could do it. So far we have sixteen of them. This will be a very exciting treasure hunt, in the mean time it will be a great father and son experience. Plus i’m sure its going to be a life lesson for my ten year old son.
This will just add to our closeness and bonds us even more, while having fun collecting them, we are also making precious moments.
Nice work, Eric, and the rest of the entrants. Thanks for contributing.
Decided I am going to forfeit my entry Tracy …..if that is okay….my nephew would like to take a shot with his favorite Panini America player card….he has a plan and should make for a cool entry…it will only be tomorrow though…again if that is okay…Thanks…
Sure, man. Sounds awesome. Can’t wait to see it.
Loved the timeless treasures and cant wait for the set to start up again this December. Kevin Durant ROY 3 color card.
Hello. Seeing my 7 yr old boy pulling his favorite player KD is truly pure joy. This is one moment in his early collecting urge he will surely remember & the card worth a life long keep. Thank you guys for the wonderful way of making people happy through your products. My son & I will always be a true supporter.
I’ve always wanted to do this!!! Here is a photo of me and my 2010-11 Panini Totally Certifed “Totally Red” Derrick Rose 186/499. Thank you Panini for the pleasure of owning this one!!!!
Classic Hoops card… http://instagr.am/p/RblfNIAfUL/
2012-13 Hoops is one of my favorite products this year. What makes it stand out the most for me is the photography. The photography on the cards are very important to me and this year’s hoops has some of the best imagery I have seen in any set, hands down. I had many cards I wanted to enter. In the end I chose photos of the coaches. I couldn’t just pick one, so I am holding my three favorite shots. Link below. I have to say though, that an honorable mention has to go to the Derrick Rose Courtside card #4; people should go check it out! Here is my entry: http://tinyurl.com/8rj7n3m Thanks again Panini! You are the best!
Favorite Team..Favorite Player..Favorite Card Comany…Tri-Fecta..
RaptorsFan over here! Showing off my Bargnani Silhouette patch auto from 2011 Preferred. Can’t wait to see the Silhouettes in 2012/13 🙂 Any word on if/and when Jonas Valanciunas will be seeing his Panini debut?
Gone to 2 Celtics games this season and already got the rooks Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, and Kris Joseph on their 12/13 Prestige rookie. I look to get many, many more and different Panini cards signed by these 3. Thanks Tracy
Hi everyone! What i will share to my fellow collectors today is a picture of me with my 2012 Panini National Convention Anthony Davis Graded 9.5 BGS. Really love this card because it is the reason why I started collecting Anthony Davis Cards. This type of card were found in the wrapper redemption given last 2012 Panini National Sports Convention. I really love the layout and the design of the cards that Panini produced ever since it has started producing top of the charts NBA cards. I am hoping that Panini will conduct a sports convention or tour here in my country. Congratulations in Panini in extending its exclusive rights with the NBA. Looking forward for more jaw-dropping quality cards in future time. I saw a sneak-peak of 2012 Prizm Basketball and it was sick! I really love to have one of those once it has been released. Thank you Panini for making us collectors whether Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Entertainment, etc. have a smile on our faces and making this “Hobby” a “Passion”. More power to you guys and God Bless Panini!
This is the larger/original size of the picture 😀
Here is my Marshon Brooks auto from Hoops basketball. Going to be a great player and the Nets are showing potential this year.
Thanks Panini for doing all these contests- The funny thing is I went to Walmart one day and decided to buy a random pack of 2012-13 prestige basketaball and then BOOM;)
Prestige 2009-2010 DeJuan Blair Rookie, nothing extremely valuable or rare, but I had class with DeJuan at Pitt and he is one of the most down-to-earth guys and its awesome to see him doing well in the league
I love these die cut cards!
When I first pulled one years ago it was of some guy named Jeremy Lin, sold it for $30 at the time because I never heard of him and $30 was pretty good for a guy I never heard of. Regretted that decision later!
It was a cat fight on Sleleton drive!!!!Bang! Paff! Smack!!
Charlie “Villain”ueva is now put on ice….Robin is “Certified” happy with this one because it is his very first..and Charlie got #50 and is feeling a little blue!……..
That is sweet!
The part of Robin was played by David-Tyler Hebert…
I guess my previous link broke somehow…here it is again : ) http://s1172.beta.photobucket.com/user/chaseisgame/media/DSCF06271.jpg.html
Hi tracy and to all you card collectors.My favorite card is the Derrick Rose insert from fireworks past and present. It’s a great player in a well desinged card. Keep up the good work panini.
It is one of the best inserts of all time.
The holographix fire is awesome!
I’m gonna email you a picture
Nice patch of my favourite player, from my favourite @PaniniAmerica product http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/rishgoon/To%20be%20sorted/153F07E3-1354-42D3-B85A-7D2EFC8F18A6-3797-000004B5893371D2.jpg
http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx174/cavs_album/photo3.jpg Dion Waiter Draft Night Auto. Get ready for an epic backcourt – Dion Waiter & Kyrie Irving. Get Buckets!
and thanks for the competition!
I am an avid collector here in the Philippines. I love pulling jerseys and auto of NBA stars… Here’s my fave!
first big hit, got it for my birthday will never let it go
Here is the big man
Bring some contest love down under
Raja Bell is my favorite player so when I saw this card on Ebay I had to get it!
My favorite player and team are both local products so when I got the opportunity to get these Brandon Roy cards I jumped on it. I even got Mr. Roy to sign them this summer in Seattle. If I had to pick the three color jersey swatch is definitely my favorite. Thanks for putting out such quality products Panini!
happy show off some cards of my fav asian baller!
Bring on the JLin prime cards 🙂
that’s my favorite: a ’11 panini gold standard gold rush josh smith card. wish panini had these autographed. now, that’s a really cool idea.
Cool story bro
My favorite Panini NBA Card is this Allen Iverson 09-10 National Treasures AU-Jersey card numbered to /25. Allen Iverson is my favorite NBA player of all time. Being a hardcore fan, I’m happy that Panini continues to produce new Iverson cards every year even though he’s no longer playing in the NBA. Keep it up!
Hey, my preferred player is Steve Nash… it is a fantastic player.
DON’T YOU THINK HE REALLY LOOKS LIKE ME!!
My favorite card of Steve is an auto patch #’d /10 of 10-11 Panini R&S.
Thanks Tracy and all the Panini team.
You do bear a resemblance to the great Steve Nash. Great pic, too.
Yes he does to the future hall of famer!
2011 PANINI STUDIO ROOKIES NATIONAL FOIL PACK OF KYRIE IRVING STILL SEALED IN ORIGINAL SEE-THREW PACKAGING. I was so excited that the Cavs drafted Kyrie Irving but, at the time, I was having trouble finding any cards of him due to the NBA lockout. I did a lot of searching and only saw a few dealers selling just this one card that was distributed at the 2011-12 PANINI NATIONAL CONVENTION. I got lucky and was able to purchase this card for only $5.00! about a month later I was seeing this same card sell for $40 to $100 dollars. This is by far my favorite card because it helped me through those dark times without Panini trading cards and the NBA
My favorite card would have to be this Jeremy Lin Auto from Rookie and Stars Longevity. I decided to hold on to this card and he turned out to be a star! I decided to have the card graded for my personal collection and I still have the original box that it came in. Thanks Panini!
Here’s my favorite card:
It’s not fancy, it’s an Panini Studio of Chris Bosh when he’s still in Raptors (I haven’t been able to get any better cards of him like jersey or autos) but he’s my all-time favorite player. The reason is because he’s from Georgia Tech, where I attend. So I like to show my Yellow Jacket pride! Funny random fact, Derrick Favors was in my English class Freshman year! 😛
Beautiful set design, thowback ABA Nuggets jersey fits well with the ‘Gold Standard’ theme, and the inscription tops it off. As a huge Nuggets fan, it was sad to see Bird go, but I’m happy for his last card in a Nuggets uni, Panini blessed me with this. Even Andersen himself is in awe of the card whenever it’s out…
Contest submission from Budhi Purnama Utomo:
I have only 2 dreams in collecting. I am honored to be selected as 2011 Beckett Supercollector for my 3,500 different Karl Malone cards collected over almost 20 years. My second and bigger dream is to meet The Mailman himself.
This 2011/12 @paniniamerica Timeless Treasures NBA 50th anniversary GOLD Logoman 1 of 1 is truly a masterpiece. I wish to get The Mailman himself to autograph this super beautiful card.
Hope this dream of mine can come true.
Even though this card is not autographed or have any memorabilia a on it, it is still my favorite. I just sent you the email Tracy-
Here’s me with my Notable Nicknames Oscar Robertson #5/25. He’s one of the greatest in the game with a cool nickname to boot.
This Blake Griffin Father’s Day card has to be my favorite. It is not numbered but I have not seem another autographed version anywhere! How many of these are out there Tracy?
Please disregard my first post because the first link did not work. My first post’s link did not work. Here’s my second try for the link/entry.
Updated link: http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y460/josh_sexton1/DSC_0342.jpg
I have been personal collecting Pau Gasol for about a year now. This 2009-10 Panini Limited Glass Cleaners card is my favorite. It includes a jersey swatch, Pau’s signature and is serially numbered to just 10.
#1 Goran Dragic fan/collector right here
When will the winners of this contest be announced?
Working on that today. My apologies for the delay.
Contest entry for Greg Malloy:
I collected Xavier Henry and these are my favorite cards. IMO these are better than the auto’d one. The Adidas Laundry Tags match up 1/3 & 3/3. You did a story on me last year on my collection don’t know if you remember but I have put almost all of his cards together except a couple of 1/1s and 1/5s — the rest has been completed!
OK, we just picked winners. But we did a little something special. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what, though. 🙂
As Spock would say……Fascinating!
I feel like it is Christmas eve!!!! Come on tomorrow!!
This is nerve-racking XD!