Judging by the sheer density of hustle and bustle taking place on Friday afternoon back in the double-wide hallway that connects the Panini America Acquisitions area to the rest of HQ, it was obvious that something shiny and new had just been delivered from the production facility across town. And considering the significant bling bouncing of the shiny assortment of cards strategically placed on two massive sorting tables, Panini America's spectacular Prizm technology was involved.
Judging by the sheer density of hustle and bustle taking place on Friday afternoon back in the double-wide hallway that connects the Panini America Acquisitions area to the rest of HQ, it was obvious that something shiny and new had just been delivered from the production facility across town. And considering the significant bling bouncing of the shiny assortment of cards strategically placed on two massive sorting tables, Panini America’s spectacular Prizm technology was involved.
As it turns out, the new arrivals being counted, quality-controlled, cataloged and readied to receive on-card autographs Friday afternoon were the first specimens we’d seen of the upcoming 2013-14 Select Basketball.
In the quick gallery that follows, we offer a revealing peek at just some of the cards we were lucky enough to lay eyes on late last week; a sweet selection of Prizm-perfected inserts and parallels that foretell of a potential-packed 2013-14 Select Basketball product steeped in the hottest rookies, the greatest current superstars and the most endearing NBA legends.
As you set out to make the most of this glorious Sunday afternoon, these pre-autographed previews should adequately prepare you for the full slate of NBA Playoff action that awaits later today. Enjoy these cards in their unsigned state and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2013-14 Select Basketball, including a follow-up post showcasing how these gems look when they’re returned with on-card signatures.
20 Replies to “You've Been Selected: Panini America Takes a Pre-Ink Peek at 2013-14 Select Basketball”
Wow, super nice looking!
Beautiful cards, very excited! Is PATRICK EWING included in the Hall Selections insert set?
Great cards but when I have been waiting for almost a week to see if I won a black box or some other great card, maybe “you have been selected” is not the best way to start an email. LOL. But great cards though.
These look awesome!
I thought i won the easter egg hunt when i got the email for this 😉
I’ll definitely be jumping in on some breaks of this product. The new variations look VERY sick. Kudos to the Panini employees in design and production.
It’s official, Panini does chromium cards better than Topps.
very nice looking cards look forward to buying.
I really like the various print technologies and accompanying textures, but too much within the same box just might cause one to lapse into a seizure… like strobe lights.
Nevertheless, the new looks are fun and will certainly ramp-up the “box-break” excitement.
WOW!!! Panini has out done themselves again!! The new Prizm look is absolutely awesome. Can’t waith to get a coulpe of boxes.
Will these all be hand signed, or stickers? If mixed, how is the ratio looking?
The goal is to have them all hand-signed. We’ll know more about ratios as we get closer to packout.
I like the fact that the design and style of the cards are improving
Booyah! They look amazing!
TRACY, LISTEN TO ME!!! PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE ARE MOSTLY ON CARD! ALL THE ROOKIES MUST BE ON CARD! Do not ruin such a awesome design with bleh stickers of Ricky Ledo. This could either be a huge hit or a bust but please don’t let them make it bleh after finally designing something different and new!!!
AWESOME! I LOVE them ALL! So now I need to raise some more cash to at least try one box 🙂 Thanks for a preview/review !!
Very nice array of pre-signed goodness, Select looks to be locked and loaded for a big return in 2013-14. Thanks Tracy!
Extremely colorful with a lot of eye appeal. For sure, a set worth collecting and showing off.