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Panini America’s 2011 Preferred Basketball Peekapalooza Continues with New Images

January 12, 2012

Yesterday we shared with you images of the first live cards from Panini America’s upcoming 2011 Preferred Basketball set. The scenes yesterday captured just a small portion of the Panini’s Choice and Crown Royale base and parallel cards that will soon be crossing the country with acquisitions guru Ivory Tabb in pursuit of on-card signatures from the NBA’s greatest current stars and all-time greats.

This morning, a whole new shipment of these multicolored marvels arrived featuring new players and new versions. What ensued was an all-hands-on-deck assault to QC, count and prepare each player’s individual shipment. And we were there to capture all of the action.

Enjoy this new peek and be prepared: We’ve been told that Preferred’s spectacular Silhouettes prime-patch memorabilia cards are on their way to Panini America HQ from the production facility this afternoon. As soon as they arrive, we’ll show you the must-see first glimpses right here at The Knight’s Lance before those, too, embark on their signature journey.

39 Comments leave one →
  1. DanM permalink
    January 12, 2012 2:21 pm

    Interesting look… I have to say, I don’t really like it at all.

  2. Matt Gilman permalink
    January 12, 2012 2:32 pm

    I cant believe my email put this into the spam box!!! I have waited all day for a Knights Lance and was well worth it. Love prism cards!!! might have to give basketball another try! holy canoly! these are nice! You ae doing what i have been waiting for…bringing back some of the late 90’s ideas! Sweet panini choice awards! You guys should win one for products like this!

  3. January 12, 2012 2:52 pm

    *crossing fingers that sheed is in this product*

    • January 12, 2012 2:57 pm

      Checking on that now for you.

    • January 12, 2012 3:05 pm

      Ricardo, I regret to inform you that Rasheed will not be in this set, but that doesn’t mean we’re not trying to get him in our products. Stay tuned.

      • Ricardo permalink
        January 13, 2012 5:19 am

        Cool,thank you for letting me know Tracy!

  4. jaymes hori permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:08 pm

    i hear that there are no rookies in this years (5) products. Is that true??

    • January 12, 2012 3:12 pm

      Both 2011-12 Limited and 2011-12 Gold Standard will include dual rookie redemption cards for 2011-12 and 2012-13 RCs.

      • jaymes hori permalink
        January 12, 2012 4:25 pm

        OoOOOoOo…interesting!

        Thanks for the quick reply tracy!

  5. January 12, 2012 3:09 pm

    Hey Tracy, think you could check for me if Ilyasova, Mbah a Moute, or Larry Sanders are in this (they are all Milwaukee Bucks as you know!)?? Thanks much!

    • January 12, 2012 3:12 pm

      Doing that now.

    • January 12, 2012 3:14 pm

      This just in from assistant brand manager Keith Hower: Sanders is in Preferred, the other two are not. But all three will be in Hoops and Sanders will have Hoops autographs.

      • January 12, 2012 3:22 pm

        Woohoo! Thanks much! Havent had many cards to go after over the past 6+ months

  6. January 12, 2012 3:22 pm

    Woo Bill Russell and Avery Bradley auto cards! But on the other hand eek six different versions of the card. The Ray Allen rainbow chase will be on. As long as i can get the black (assuming thats still 1/1) off E-bay all will be right with the world thanks for the peek!

  7. pitts218 permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:44 pm

    No wonder its hard to get a mint clean card from them. Just carry them around the country in a white box???? I can see right now that alot of those diamond shaped cards will have a bad top point. We collectors expect you guys to treat the cards as well as we do. Its disappointing to get a nice auto and have the edges chipped and a dinged corner.

    • January 12, 2012 4:03 pm

      Trust me when I tell you that we treat the cards like delicate treasures. Many of the pics show how the cards arrive off the truck from the printer. They are shipped to and returned from the players as safely and securely as possible.

      • pitts218 permalink
        January 13, 2012 2:50 pm

        Thanks TH, for the response. I’ll be looking to breaking some of these products.

  8. Mitchell permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:57 pm

    Will there be a Kemba Walker or Bismack Biyombo jersey autographed card?

    • XstreamINsanity permalink
      January 12, 2012 4:14 pm

      No, no rookies in this product.

  9. XstreamINsanity permalink
    January 12, 2012 4:15 pm

    Tracy, can you check to see if any of the 6-8 piece booklets have any Pistons in them? I am thinking of trying to get a box, mainly for the 6-8 piece booklets if it has a Pistons in it, if not, hopefully I get one with Rose/Durant/Kobe/Paul/Blake/Wall. :) If there’s one of those, that would sell for a pretty penny. :) Thanks for checking, if you get the time.

  10. Scott Edblom permalink
    January 12, 2012 6:12 pm

    Thanks for the sneak peeks but a little math is in order… $200 a pack, 4 cards per pack. That’s $50 a card! Even with an autograph on every card this is still quite a financial commitment. Thank goodness we have $1 & $2 Hoops packs to look forward to. I’m hoping Hoops will have Rookie Cards but I have my doubts based on Tracy’s reply above where he only mentions Limited and Gold Standard. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  11. January 12, 2012 6:15 pm

    Really digging these designs!

    Well done guys!

  12. January 12, 2012 7:58 pm

    Another Byron? I guess I’ll have some parallels to chase. Can’t wait to see what’s up with Hoops.

  13. January 12, 2012 9:56 pm

    Looking forward to seeing more of this product… but dislike the die-cut cards… too many sharp edges.. result in dinged or chipped corners/sidings.. Wish the old Pacific Prism 1994 or 1995 style was back… can’t wait for HOOPS to be released. Can’t wait to get my hands on some throwback autos…. ??

  14. January 12, 2012 10:54 pm

    The picture on the Bill Laimbeer card is epic, and a little scary.

  15. January 13, 2012 5:56 am

    Any choice award rainbow set of D.Rose?? and any chances of Dwight coming to the Panini anytime soon????

  16. January 13, 2012 6:16 am

    Wow awesome preview. can’t wait for the 1st basketball product to be released this season. Hope you guys have Rudy Gay autos in this! yeyeye

  17. Matt Gilman permalink
    January 13, 2012 3:10 pm

    Havent seen any Knights Lance today :( So had to come back and view this one again!! :)
    Once again really nice!

  18. January 13, 2012 7:22 pm

    I can imagine a completed rainbow prism. Would make a pretty cool rainbow to collect and might take off like those Totally Certified greens!

  19. Jonas permalink
    January 14, 2012 7:50 pm

    Wow! Look forward to breaking some of these! Love that Charles Oakley.

    Tracy Hackler, any chance John Starks is in this set?

  20. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 7, 2012 12:34 am

    reminds me of the old school christmas orinmants

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