Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Two Boxes of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball

The Panini America Marketing Team didn't necessarily receive preferential treatment earlier today. But we did appreciate the Preferred treatment. Indeed, the marketing allotment of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball boxes arrived just a bit ago. Obviously, we couldn't wait to rip a few of them open for preview purposes.

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The Panini America Marketing Team didn’t necessarily receive preferential treatment earlier today. But we did appreciate the Preferred treatment. Indeed, the marketing allotment of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball boxes arrived just a bit ago. Obviously, we couldn’t wait to rip a few of them open for preview purposes.

So I grabbed the first two boxes I could get my hands on and hastily ripped them open, with my trusty iPhone camera in hand to document the proceedings to give collectors a better idea of what boxes of Preferred might deliver when they release on Wednesday.

Each box of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball yields three on-card autographs and one multi-piece memorabilia booklet card. Boasting a vast new array of booklet possibilities and true Rookie Cards for the first time, the product offers a highly anticipated follow-up to last season’s sterling debut.

See what we mean by perusing the contents of the two boxes we opened, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball later this week.

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23 Replies to “Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks First Two Boxes of 2012-13 Preferred Basketball”

  1. Simply EPIC hit from box one, looks like another fantastic release this year. Should make for a great future giveaway! Thanks as always Tracy.

  2. That Kobe looks beautiful!!!!! That is one auto I don’t have. Hope there is a scavenger hunt!
    That card is begging to be giving away.

  3. Like the continuity of this product from one year to the next. Great job yet again. I am sure you will begin to see a lot of people chomping at the bit for this product year after year.

    #BlackMamba hit is nice!

  4. Preferred was one of my favorite product last year and since there will be Rookie cards this
    Year makes this years Prefrered even BETTER!! That Kobe looks Amazing by the way! Great job Panini and keep up the great work!

  5. TheAlpha Of All Cards is finally here!
    You guys have to pull a Kobe!
    Love that Card Tracy, Keith, Scott, David,
    Another Must Have.
    This will be a great Group break to join in and watch.
    Let the Mojos Keep on Pouring!!!
    Thanks For The TEASE Tracy!
    #PaniniPreferred will be a hot topic from now till….. forever!!!
    Kudos for the awesome and cool cards Team Panini!!!
    I’m sure the Rookie Kyrie Silhouettes will be The Bomb.

    1. wow… really? I’m so surprised it went over so well. You must have hit some big cards from just a few boxes. I busted 3 cases and got mostly a whole lot of $5-$10 autos, in spite of paying about $50 per card.

  6. It’s finally here wooooooo! One of the anticipated products that I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait till I get my hands on some of these! Thanks for teasing us Tracy! yeyeye

  7. I am very excited about this product. Hope to get my hands onto some last year. Really missed out last year not having any to bust

  8. I only got to open 1 box of this last year because I was just starting to get into the hobby. I had a rough box last year but for some reason I feel lucky about this year! I LOVE the packaging yall did! The gold on the wrappers really make them pop and look wealthy. When you open the box you get a “hallelujah” singing voice in your head (atleast I do) just by how the packs are sitting and how they are placed!
    My one big turn off would have to be how the booklet is displayed. I am a fan of booklets and Preferred is the one NBA product with booklets. I really wish you guys wrapped them up this go around. For the money spent on 3 cards and 1 booklet I really want to feel the feeling of maybe opening up something great and not knowing what I am going to get. But when you open the box the first thing you look at is which booklet you got. I think a jumbo pack for the booklet would have really made this a triple double if your talking about packaging and overall appeal. The cards look awesome and I am really looking forward to hopefully opening a box! — Thunder Up!

  9. I have to say you guys make some very nice cards, and love them. However for a company that makes well, why are the cards chipped???? For a high end product, your booklet that you show has a chip on the bottom, something that should seriously be looked at, for people who buy your cards. Just saying.

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