The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Prizm Basketball (96 New Pics)

Sure, I could consult my thesaurus -- again! -- in an effort to fetch more fancy adjectives that describe the near-indescribable allure of Panini America's 2012-13 Prizm Basketball. But the buildup to this point is such that the 96-card Quality Control gallery that follows really needs no introduction. Most of the Prizm previews we've shared to date have come from…

Panini Peek: 2012-13 Panini Basketball

It's a common question around these parts, one we get quite often from passionate basketball collectors spanning the globe: Does Panini America ever plan to produce another Panini-branded NBA release with a big base set like it did back in 2009-10? The answer to that question before today has been "possibly." The answer to that question today, however, is "absolutely." Releasing…

Panini Unwrapped: 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball & Your Chance to Win Sick Hits

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd9aUbnTUf8&w=600&h=338] In this special pre-Thanksgiving edition of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America's Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower rip through two stunning boxes of the brand new 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball. From the mesmerizing micro-etching to the colored parallels to the sweet autographs and memorabilia, Totally Certified is a bona fide NBA superstar. But you'll likely find that the best part…

Panini America Adds New Tools of the Trade Material in 2012 Black Friday Promotion

In the months since Panini America first unveiled its show-special "Tools of the Trade" memorabilia cards during the 2012 Toronto Spring Expo with mammoth swatches of event-used towel from the NHL All-Star Game, the concept has picked up steam in a big way. The company proceeded to fan the flames during August's National Sports Collectors Convention by incorporating crazy-prime pieces of…

Uncut-Sheet Music: Panini America Peeks Autograph Form from Prizm Basketball

A few weeks ago we had the distinct pleasure of spending quality weekend time with a few uncut sheets of the upcoming 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, the technologically gifted new product launching later this month. That day, we were graced by two different 100-up forms: One previewing the etched-holographic greatness of the retail-exclusive Green Prizm parallels, the other showcasing the set's…

Panini America Begins Releasing Images of 2012 Black Friday Promotion (Gallery)

Last year, Panini America sent shock waves reverberating throughout the collectibles industry with a Black Friday national wrapper redemption promotion that not only made local hobby shops a post-Thanksgiving shopping destination for perhaps the first time ever, it also generated in excess of $1.5 million in incremental revenue according to Industry Summit officials. What's more, it introduced some of last season's…

The Panini America QC Gallery & Checklist: 2012-13 Threads Basketball (59 Images)

Late yesterday afternoon we provided an appetizing selection of 20 images from the just-completed quality-control process for 2012-13 Threads Basketball, which begins shipping on Monday. Today, we're back with the massive main course. 2012-13 Threads Basketball is the third Panini America NBA release of the new season and delivers, among other things, the first cards of superstars such as Dwight…

Panini America Unwraps 2012-13 Prestige Basketball (& Reveals the Checklist, Too)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT_HM9uX_Xc&w=600&h=338] For most hoops hobbyists, today's release of 2012-13 Prestige Basketball absolutely qualifies as a special occasion. As such, Panini America's Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower scouted out a special location for this edition of Panini Unwrapped. From the cozy confines of the Panini America HQ lobby, the dynamic duo rips through one prestigious 24-pack box. In addition, Hower brought…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Prestige Basketball (64 Images)

It's been way too long since hardcore hoops collectors have had the opportunity to collect a Prestige-branded basketball product. In fact, the last time one was released, John Wall and Jeremy Lin were rookies. Since then, Wall's changed uniforms and Lin's changed teams (twice). But Prestige's reputation as one of the most sought-after early season must-haves remains; and after a…
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