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Panini Peek Preview: 2011-12 NBA Hoops

January 17, 2012

After more than a year of slow, steady buildup that included special preview cards at last year’s NBA All-Star Game, Panini America is finally ready to unveil more details about the highly anticipated return of NBA Hoops to the trading card market.

The company’s 2011-12 NBA Hoops release, set to arrive March 14, is a true-to-theme throwback to the landmark 1989-90 release that will deliver two autographs per box and a massive 279-card base set that digs deep into each team roster, including a special Champions chase card that will round out the set.

2011-12 NBA Hoops boasts a classic, instantly recognizable design sure to be a thing of beauty to longtime basketball collectors and newcomers alike. Highlighting the release is a 179-card Hoops Autographs set featuring the likes of Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Dirk Nowitzki.

Also making NBA Hoops a slam dunk is the special “A Night to Remember” insert set that was selected completely by collectors through a unique vote right here on The Knight’s Lance.

The set’s great photography is bolstered by the inclusion of original 1989-90 Hoops BuyBacks featuring on-card autographs. We’ll have more details on this sparkling new addition to the Panini America NBA lineup soon enough. But for now, feast your eyes on these tantalizing preview images.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Ricardo permalink
    January 17, 2012 3:07 pm

    the Wilkins looks cool!

    Tracy, any hope that Sheed is in there?

  2. January 17, 2012 3:14 pm

    Looking good the base look very nice, will be interesting to see who you got to do buybacks!

  3. bizzydesigner permalink
    January 17, 2012 3:17 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this. Are there going to be Derrick Rose autographs anywhere in the product?

  4. Jin permalink
    January 17, 2012 3:22 pm

    cool stuff, glad to see an insert-specialized/specific product, which will make the autos only that much more special and valuable. Nice work panini!

  5. January 17, 2012 3:22 pm

    Very nice! I too love that Wilkins card. I hope Spud Webb is in that dunk set as well!

  6. Kevin C permalink
    January 17, 2012 3:47 pm

    wow 279 cards, a monster of a set! Can’t wait to see who’s in the 179 card auto lineup.

  7. January 17, 2012 3:53 pm

    I really like this one, and with the right combination of relics/autographs this could be real impressive. I am hoping Tayshaun Prince starts signing some autographs for Panini. He has had some awesome relic cards. I hope to see him in NBA HOOPS!
    all the best,
    Johnny
    PS. My Tayshaun Prince collection is super collector insane!

  8. January 17, 2012 4:09 pm

    Am I seeing this right?? CHRIS PAUL AUTOS in a Panini product?? YESSS!!

  9. oldgoldy97 permalink
    January 17, 2012 5:34 pm

    Any rookies in this?

  10. January 17, 2012 6:49 pm

    I love that the base set is 279 cards, hope to see some new faces and/or new jerseys for players. Of course, if you want to make a Hoops set, you need to have all the coaches in there too. I love the Mavs card, a nice homage to the Pistons card from 1989-90.

  11. Scott Edblom permalink
    January 17, 2012 8:21 pm

    If Hoops has rookies or even just rookie redemption cards, this is a complete home run. I would easily wait another month or two for this product to give Panini time to include them if they are not already planned. If no rookies are included, this set will be forgotten quicker than you can say “Hoops”. Don’t blow this one Panini!

  12. January 17, 2012 9:37 pm

    Way to go Panini! This will be great for team collectors. I will be looking for Spurs Team Sets for my customers. Can’t wait until March 14th.

  13. Matt Gilman permalink
    January 18, 2012 8:32 am

    Glad to see hoops make a big return!!! used to buy tons of this.and now with 2 autos per box…very sweet!

  14. January 18, 2012 9:14 am

    its this just regular cards or are panini adrenalyn coming out in nba too

  15. January 19, 2012 6:11 pm

    A low price and some superstars in the auto checklist? Good work!

  16. January 20, 2012 4:52 am

    I really like the ideal of buy-back auto’s, it seems like buy-backs were a thing of the past! Great job Tracy & Panini!

  17. January 28, 2012 12:45 am

    hopefully the buyback autos will be decent. Are there going to be any hard to find inserts? That is what would make this a real hit for old school collectors. I hope they bring back the slams w/ slam bams parallels.

  18. Austin permalink
    February 9, 2012 7:35 pm

    Is this going to be $1 for retail, and 2 for hobby?

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