Today, Panini America gets the chance to make more blissful sheet music by exploring one of Prizm's 100-up autograph forms. While they're not quite the finished product, the fronts and backs of these sheets provide a unique look at a product before it gets backed, sliced, diced and delivered.
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 base cards.
Today, we get the chance to make more blissful sheet music by exploring one of Prizm’s 100-up autograph forms. While they’re not quite the finished product, the fronts and backs of these sheets provide a unique look at a product before it gets backed, sliced, diced and delivered.
This particular form features the Prizm autograph parallels; there’s also a base version of the autographs, too. As something of a huge bonus, we’ve also provided your first look at the hard-signed cards of Lakers superstar and Panini America exclusive Kobe Bryant.
It’s another tantalizing preview of a product that seems to be ascending on the hype meter by the day. Today’s gallery is likely to accelerate that process. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional previews of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball in the coming days.
56 Replies to “Uncut-Sheet Music: Panini America Peeks Autograph Form from Prizm Basketball”
I think I see a Ralph Sampson auto up there… very nice!
You do indeed!
We have a winner here! Product of the year!
Saving up for my sons birthday perfectly after the launch of this stunning Prizm.
This is the one we have been waiting for.
Thanks Tracy and Panini!
Product of the year, from what I have seen so far I don’t think you are wrong with there.
The Kurt Rambis is classic!!
Interesting peek behind the scenes..thanks
The auto boxes are solid
This looks amazing! I am impressed Panini! Looks like a great product!
Looks like a lot of redemption’s to me..
Sounds like you’re looking from the wrong perspective.
Will all these be on card or sticker autos? I see the Kobe is on card, how about the rest of them?
Many will be stickers, but there will be some on-card.
Sizzle my izzle great stuff!
Stickers or on card. Looks Amazing!!!
Another Great product! a Sure Fan Favorite!
Love the Design on How Panini Utilizes their new Technology!
I’m very Impressed!
Alex English, you say? It will be mine.
Love the looks of these!
Will the base rookies in Prism be auto or non-auto with auto parallels?
Good question, Kevin. The base rookies in Prizm will not be autographed, but there will be a base Prizm parallel and a Gold Prizm parallel (#’d to 10). The autographs will be different cards, more an insert than a parallel.
Excellent, that’s what I was hoping for!
Obviously on-card autos are great, but sticker autos look so much better when they have a dedicated (almost framed) section to put the sticker like you see here with Prizm. Love the white background for the autos as well. Great looking cards! Looking forward to picking some up!
When will these be out? As ive seen nov 28th or dec 5th? I want the brandon jennings cards from this set so bad. This will b my favorite card of his i promise that.
Love to hear that. The most recent information I have is that it was moved from 12/5 to 11/28.
I can`t see Damian Lillard card, will his auto be in this product?
He will not have an auto in this product.
Are you working on getting him? Should be good for the collectors
Damian Lillard signed an exclusive autograph deal with another manufacturer, I believe.
It should be noted, however, that his only licensed NBA Rookie Cards can be found only in Panini America products.
does my man Serge Ibaka have an auto is this set Tracy?
Just talked to Keith Hower and Serge does not have any autographs in Prizm. Sorry to report that to you.
That’s a shame will he have prizms and are there 1/1s?
Yes, he has a base card, a Prizm, a Gold Prizm numbered to 10 and a Green retail-only exclusive.
Tracy MUST respond! From the general sports card community: 1) This product looks amazing, its the only reason anyone misses Topps. Their one plus was great parallels and not like 50 different kinds so it loses value. But who needs them if you have this so congratulations to Panini for getting this right! However for this product to really shine after this initial year (where it will do well anyway), PLEASE NO STICKER AUTOS!!! We’d rather see less autos but no stickers for a set this nice!!! 2) Will Damian Lillard be autographing any Panini products this year? -Signed, Everyone
Good stuff, Dave. Thanks for sharing these thoughts. I can assure you that this product IS NOT inundated with tons of parallels, just Prizm and Gold Prizm and Green Prizms in retail. There are sticker autographs in this product, partly because of the time savings they allowed for this release. I think you can expect more on-card as this brand develops, however.
As for Damian Lillard, he will not have autographs in this release.
As an FYI, Prizm starts packing out tomorrow and I’m going to tag along to document the process and give our fantastic collectors a sneak peek at everything it has to offer. Stay tuned.
Thanks for your response Tracy, I’m def good for a case! Does Panini plan to have Lillard’s autos in any of the products this year? Again, signed -EVERYONE!
Are the red die cuts #ed?
Slight correction here. The Red Prizm die-cuts will be in football this year. But stay tuned.
Any other Prizms besides the regular, green, and gold? Also, are there gold rookie autos?
No other Prizms aside from the ones you mentioned. Rookies will have regular autographs and Prizm autographs; but no Gold Prizm autographs.
This set looks amazing, I’m absolutely impressed with these previews. How is the card stock on these? I hope they’re around the 55pt-75pt instead of your usual lower end product 35pt.
Glad you’re liking it so far, Tung. The cards aren’t super-thick, but they are extremely rigid.
This product is like a breath of fresh air! Ive been waiting for Panini to release something like this! Cant wait ti get me some!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent preview as always, it’s good to see this technology used in conjunction with on card autographs of veteran players. The Rambis makes me hope to see game-used goggle cards in a future release lol. Thanks Tracy!
Prizm looks stunning. I am looking forward to it big time. I have a question about the base rookie cards in the 1-300 base set. Are they short printed (SP) as compared to the veteran/star base cards? Or will they pull at a similar rate as the veteran/star base cards?
They will pull at a similar rate, Alex.
I can feel the excitement here!
So tentative date would be Nov 28th?
Very excited about this product!
Even going to target or Walmart would be very Green-ly amazing!
Hobby boxes and retails here we come!
Just locked down my case Tracy! This should be great… one thing I’m a little confused on is, how rare are the green parallels, are they numbered. A lot of people are talking about the retail being as worthwhile as the hobby which shouldn’t be.
As for the Lillard discussion, we all know Lillard has a deal with [another manufacturer], but you guys have the NBA license. Lots of rumours on the forums about you guys still having a chance to get his autos in future 12/13 products, any truth to this?
The retail Green Prizms will fall one in 10 packs. Stay tuned on the Lillard front.
No 1/1 in this product right?
Would love to have seen 1/1 prizms
that is one thing im ok with no 1/1 it will drive the price up on the golds and prizms since u only get 2 autos
Another important thing to note is that retail does not have Gold Prizms. Only regular and Green.
This stuff looks great, and to be honest, it will probably get me back into busting basketball wax. What is the MSRP and when can we expect it to ship? Thanks in advance for your info Tracy
Hobby SRP is $4.99 per pack and it will be live 11/28.
Also, any D.Rose autos in this one? I hope so!
Gold prizm is the shiny kobe right?
No, that one is the regular Prizm.