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“Linsanity” Effect Brings 2010-11 Prestige Basketball Printing Error Back to Light

February 22, 2012

The sudden onset of Linsanity has sent fans and collectors all over the globe scurrying back to last season’’s NBA-licensed products from Panini America looking for Jeremy Lin gems that as recently as last month were little more than hobby afterthoughts.

And that international hunt has brought back to the surface a printing error that occurred in 2010-11 Prestige Basketball, the first product from Panini America’’s second season as the exclusive NBA trading card manufacturer.

Released in September of 2010, 2010-11 Prestige Basketball included a wrong-back printing error that inadvertently placed autograph authentication copy on the backs of every base Rookie Card in the set. None of the base RCs were intended to be autographed and none of the base RCs were autographed.

The autograph authentication copy wrongly placed on those card backs was intended for the Bonus Shots autographed RC parallels.

It was pretty big news at the time and Panini America Customer Service officials have communicated the mistake directly with collectors in the months since. But with Lin driving interest in all of last season’’s NBA releases (including 2010-11 Prestige Basketball), we felt it necessary to bring it up again. Now as then, Panini America regrets the error.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. deez permalink
    February 22, 2012 10:15 am

    pretty sad being we knew about about the wall error version of over a year

  2. Matt gilman permalink
    February 22, 2012 11:45 am

    I had 2 cards that said that and didn’t notice them until I was sorting them and looking at the backs for stats and things. I noticed it….go extremely excited…waited til the next day and called panini only to find out there was nothing they could do cause it was an error. It was sad not to be able to trade it in for the real thing…but now is considered a conversation pieces and something unique to hold onto.

  3. March 4, 2012 11:26 am

    Is the misprint worth anything?

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