The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball (75 Pics)

April 29, 2013

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From the soles of their sneakers to the sweatbands atop their heads, the NBA’s greatest superstars from yesterday, today and tomorrow have a unique place in Panini America’s upcoming 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball. It’s a tactile presence complete with trading card creations that are different to the touch and by design. It’s a presence with hard-to-find autographs and a cool factor fueled as much by print technology as the product’s unique blending of throwback nuances and a wholesome dose of newness.

The Past & Present brand proved to be quite an engaging experience for collectors during its debut run last season.  But the 2012-13 sequel looks to be even more impressive. From flockingTreads and Elusive Ink to rare base-set SPs, legendary Hall of Famers and the Cracked Ice splendor or Shattered, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball.

The product releases this Wednesday, but the Panini America basketball brass conducted the Quality Control process for it late last week, while many of us were in New York City for the 2013 NFL Draft. In fact, providing the following gallery was one of the primary reasons I couldn’t wait to get back.

So, without further ado, we present the must-see QC gallery for 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball. Enjoy this extended first look at this diverse and entertaining release. Oh, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for a special look at one of the most unique inclusions in the set’s Elusive Ink insert.