Panini America Peeks 2012-13 NBA Hoops & Its Massive Double Rookie Card Crop
As the 2011-12 NBA season enters its final, championship-clinching weeks, last night’s NBA Draft Lottery selection process unofficially signaled the international basketball focus ever so slightly shifting toward the 2012-13 NBA season.
And nothing can usher in the start of next season quite like the new-card smell of the year’s first NBA trading card release: 2012-13 NBA Hoops.
Due out in August, 2012-13 NBA Hoops will once again tip off the basketball collecting season with a bang, delivering a massive 300-card base set including 72 true Rookie Cards, the celebrated first live RCs for members of both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 draft classes.
Playing on the hottest elements of last season’s NBA Hoops release, the new version will include the ultra-scarce Kevin Durant insert (a nod to 2011-12′s Black Mamba and Blake Superior scorchers), autographed BuyBacks of original 1989-90 Hoops cards and a short-printed Champions base card. Each 36-pack hobby box of 2012-13 NBA Hoops will deliver two autographs.
New additions to the 2012-13 insert lineup include Draft Night Signatures, Kobe’s All-Rookie Team, Rookie Impact and Spark Plugs.
We’ll have much more on 2012-13 NBA Hoops right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. Until then, though, enjoy this extended first look at 2012-13 NBA Hoops.