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2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball Stars in a Gold-Digging Edition of Panini Unwrapped

July 18, 2012

First things first: Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower mined some high-quality hits from the two boxes of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball featured in this special episode of Panini Unwrapped. And you have a chance to win them.

But you’re going to have to embark on a gold-digging expedition of The Knight’s Lance to be eligible. We’ve buried images of five of our biggest hits from the two boxes into previously published 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball posts. Your mission, should you choose to accept it in an effort to win these cards, is to find them.

So after you’ve watched the video, scour our previous posts on this product looking for images of five cards: the Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149), the Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149), the Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49), the LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99) and the 2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9.

Once you’ve found the images, copy the names of the image files and paste them into a comment to this post. We’ll give you until 11:59 CST Friday night to get your entries in — and we’ll wait to approve all comments then, too. Those who discover all five images will be entered into a drawing to win the hits.

Good luck and happy hunting.

115 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Jett permalink
    July 18, 2012 8:24 pm

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    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg

  2. July 18, 2012 9:21 pm

    Marks of the Hall Robert Parish (36/149): this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall (142/149): this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    Chris Paul Gold Rush (47/49): this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg
    Lebron James 14k Memorabilia (14/99): this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    2012 Draft Pick Redemption No. 9 this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

  3. July 18, 2012 9:21 pm

    Gold cards look stunning. I would love to get ahold of a lebron card. Great product once again. Keep it up!

  4. Craig permalink
    July 18, 2012 9:23 pm

    What are the case hits for this product?

  5. Patrick B permalink
    July 18, 2012 10:47 pm

    1. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    2. This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    3. This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    4. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    5. This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  6. Patrick B permalink
    July 18, 2012 10:50 pm

    Really nice stuff Panini love the scoring points lebron card and i hope to get a rookie auto redemption!!!! hope u guys got my post of the five guys that was fun. Lol see ya tracy- tim tebow brothers out- Peace!!!

  7. Patrick permalink
    July 18, 2012 11:58 pm

    Chris Paul – This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    Lebron James – This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    Wes Unseld – This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    Robert Parish – This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Draft Redemption – This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  8. Jay L permalink
    July 19, 2012 12:15 am

    Hope I did this right lol…very cool idea!
    Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149)-This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149)-This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49)-This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99)-This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9.-This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  9. July 19, 2012 3:52 am

    I love the looks on the base designs this year. Definitely looking forward to busting this at the Nationals woooo! Great stuff Tracy!

  10. Tramell permalink
    July 19, 2012 6:06 am

    I think Panini shoul make a bid for Michael Jordan , and Lebron James I think then and only then can you justify the entry price point for the higher end products .It holds the hobby hostage when you guys bid on the contract but can’t land the two biggest elephants in the room as far as the NBA goes.

  11. Matt Gilman permalink
    July 19, 2012 7:32 am

    Wes Unseld: This Gold Upseld could be mine

    Rookie redemp: QC9

    Robert parrish QC 77

    lebron james This gold lebron could be mine (i wished!!!!)

    chris paul QC 27 (isn’t Paul numbered 46/49?????)

    Thanks for the contest! Also…loved the break!

  12. Matt Gilman permalink
    July 19, 2012 8:50 am

    I also wanted to comment on this break. Once again another great Panini Unwrapped. This product looks golden to say the least. I love the packaging. Its really awesome. The rookie redemptions I love the idea of and the memorabilia and auto looks great.

  13. Believeland-OH permalink
    July 19, 2012 9:37 am

    I really liked that you guys included Alonzo Gee in this site. Nice to see some new faces on cards instead of the same 3 to 4 players for each team over and over again. With so many dominos yet to fall in free agency this year; especially Dwightmare are you guys still planning to release Hoops in early August? Also will the 300 base cards being divided evenly between teams like Adrenalyn was or will it be like last year when a few teams get just 5 cards. As a team collector I was really disappointed to see so few players on some teams as Hoops was really the only set to get guys deeper on the bench. Any chance Adrenalyn returns in ’12-’13? You guys seemed to spend a lot of money marketing it back in ’10-’11 but I know there were issues due to the lockout.

  14. July 19, 2012 11:40 am

    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 77
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

  15. July 19, 2012 1:39 pm

    Is there J.R. Smith in the set this year?

    • July 19, 2012 2:03 pm

      Yes, sir. J.R. is in the Super Scribe and Signs of Gold autograph inserts, but not in the base set.

  16. Paul Tesseneer permalink
    July 19, 2012 3:53 pm

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/panini-america-11-12-gold-standard-qc-9.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg?w=700&h=

    There’s my entry! For some reason that Chris Paul card took me forever to find! I love the look of these cards. They’d make a great late birthday present! Or an early birthday present for my first son, who’ll be here within a few weeks!

    Anyways, thanks for the contest and thanks for the great product that you guys consistently put out. I’ve often been disappointed when buying boxes from certain other companies, but I feel like I always know what I can expect from Panini.

  17. Gilles Dutertre permalink
    July 19, 2012 4:22 pm

    Amazing cards, can’t wait to find all the ones of my players. By the way, I was just wondering how to contact support for redemptions, since my messages were unanswered on the main site. I have a Kobe pending that has already been signed (saw it on the list), but didn’t receive it.

  18. bruce penning permalink
    July 19, 2012 4:52 pm

    1. This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    2. This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    3. This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    4. This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    5. This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  19. Robert permalink
    July 19, 2012 4:56 pm

    LEBRON JAMES 14k MEMORABILIA=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball-80-pics/#jp-carousel-27615

    2012 DRAFT PICK REDEMPTION No.9=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball-80-pics/#jp-carousel-27222

    MARKS OF THE HALL ROBERT PARISH AUTOGRAPH=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball-80-pics/#jp-carousel-27288

    WES UNSELD MARKS OF THE HALL AUTOGRAPH=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/must-see-gallery-new-on-card-autographs-hitting-panini-america-hq-this-week/#jp-carousel-27618

    CHRIS PAUL GOLD RUSH=http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/golden-glimpses-panini-america-sneaks-a-peek-at-2011-12-gold-standard-basketball/#jp-carousel-27613

  20. bruce penning permalink
    July 19, 2012 5:01 pm

    Excellent contest!

  21. July 19, 2012 5:35 pm

    Thanks for the contest Tracy! Who says July isn’t a good time for an easter egg hunt??

    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

  22. Jordan permalink
    July 19, 2012 7:24 pm

    Robert Parish – Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 77
    Wes Unseld – ????
    Chris Paul – Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 27
    Lebron James – This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    2012 Draft Redemption – Panini America 11-12 Gold Standard QC 9

    I just searched for an hour & I encountered 3 things… 1. I failed the mission due to Wes Unseld. 2. It’s number 46 and not 47 on Chris Paul. and 3. I like the name on Lebron lol.

    I figured I would give my 2 cents since I failed the mission of getting cards.. I love how Panini keeps improving & improving. Not many companies go out of the way to see what the viewers actually want & yall go above & beyond! The quality, art, & slickness of the cards keep improving & improving with each product! I do wish yall could put some thinking in on this subject. I wish you got a checklist with the more expensive boxes. We get one with NBA Hoops but not with Past and Present, Limited, or Gold Standard. Maybe it’s just me but some people I think like to have an actual list in front of them & not have to go online & print them out. Lastly, almost all the fun is opening the package & hoping you have something rare or a “sick patch”. I’m sure it cost more when you start adding in more wrapping BUT like yall did Preferred I LOVED IT! Sure you only get 3 cards for $200.00 but at the same time you don’t get all 3 cards thrown in 1 pack. If yall were to wrap each of the cards in Limited or Gold Standard it would be an out of this park triple double! I loved Past and Present because of the mulitiple pack busting & the slick throw back design. Just my thoughts! Thanks again you guys for making the hobby enjoyable again! — Your fan from Tulsa, OK

  23. kris permalink
    July 19, 2012 8:46 pm

    i had a blast doing the contest. i think it was as good as name the player hockey auto contest. boy i hope to win the chris paul gold that would be a centerpiece to my collection what else but 24kt

  24. rninete permalink
    July 19, 2012 9:35 pm

    Awe yeah!!! I go the fever. I found them all…
    Marks of the Hall Robert Parish autograph (#36/149)
    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-chief-could-be-mine.jpg

    Wes Unseld Marks of the Hall autograph (#142/149)
    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine.jpg

    Chris Paul Gold Rush (#47/49)
    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-paul-could-be-mine.jpg

    LeBron James 14k Memorabilia (#14/99)
    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine.jpg

    2012 Draft Pick Redemption for Pick No. 9
    http://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine.jpg

    - Ryan

  25. July 19, 2012 10:58 pm

    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine

    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine

    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine

    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine

    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine

  26. Heath Moss permalink
    July 20, 2012 1:41 am

    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

  27. Ryan Q permalink
    July 20, 2012 11:48 am

    Lebron = This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    Parish = This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Unseld = This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    Pick No. 9 Redemption = This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    Paul = This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

    I hope this is what you were looking for!! Thanks for the Contest!!!

  28. Satchel K permalink
    July 20, 2012 1:07 pm

    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine

  29. July 20, 2012 1:26 pm

    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine-Robert Parish
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine-Lebron James
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine- Wes Unseld
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine- Pick # 9 Gold Futures Metal
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine- Chris Paul

    Hope to win something. Really loved this product. I participated in a box break and got a Private Signings Julius Erving! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  30. Ryan permalink
    July 20, 2012 1:59 pm

    This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine
    This Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine

    Thanks for the contest Tracy!

  31. Brady Wright permalink
    July 20, 2012 5:27 pm

    Hi Tracy,

    Draft pick 9-This Gold 2012 Redemption Could Be Mine
    Robert Parish-This Gold Chief Could Be Mine
    Chris PaulThis Gold Paul Could Be Mine
    Lebron James-This Gold LeBron Could Be Mine
    Wes Unseld-This Gold Unseld Could Be Mine

  32. jade permalink
    July 20, 2012 9:22 pm

    this-gold-lebron-could-be-mine
    this-gold-unseld-could-be-mine
    this-gold-chief-could-be-mine
    this-gold-paul-could-be-mine
    this-gold-2012-redemption-could-be-mine

    Hope i did that right, fun contest!

  33. Jordan permalink
    July 21, 2012 12:35 pm

    I’m curious about other peoples reponse to this. I got back into collecting a few months ago & have bought every Panini Basketball product starting with NBA Hoops 2011-12. I have spent 1000′s of dollars from Past and Present, Preferred, Limited, & Gold Standard. My question to you all is this..

    1. Does anyone else wish products like “Limited” & “Gold Standard” were individualy wrapped? I’m not talking about each individual card, but even 2-3 cards in a pack. I really like how Preferred had 3 seperate packs in it rather than just 1 big one. I think half of the fun is that moment when you get a pack in your hand & opening it hoping for a rare or a patch of some sort. I’m not a huge fan of the Gold Standard packaging…. I opened 2 boxes this morning & the plastic wrap was kind of a let down to me. I could see 2 cards off the back what they would be. Maybe I just have a “Opening Pack Disorder” lol. But to me that is half of the fun! Especially if I am going to invest $200.00 in a pack of cards….

    2. Anyone else wish the higher end boxes got a checklist with them? Even if it’s poket sized! Yall did it with NBA Hoops but non of the others….

    That’s just my 2 cents. I would love to hear everyone elses responses & comments on this! Thanks again Panini & everyone in the NBA world! Thunder Up!

    • July 21, 2012 1:17 pm

      Now as always, Jordan, thanks for checking in and weighing in. Appreciate the feedback.

    • July 22, 2012 10:46 am

      1.) I won’t be opening any Gold Standard but I will be opening 2 Limited boxes and I also really liked the idea of more than one pack in these boxes. The Preferred packaging was really cool.

      2.) I’d like to see checklists in each box simply because we don’t all buy cases. As much as people complain about redemption’s and I’m not big on them but when I get one I find it fun looking through the checklist to see which player it is, I noticed all the card details are on the redemption card now.

  34. Kyle w permalink
    July 21, 2012 4:30 pm

    So when are the winners of the contest announced?

    • July 21, 2012 4:46 pm

      We’ll go through them this weekend and announce winners early next week.

      • Kyle w permalink
        July 21, 2012 6:01 pm

        Cool btw I just found this website last week and I have been on it everyday keep up the good work.

      • kris permalink
        July 21, 2012 9:57 pm

        fingers crossed

  35. Ronnie permalink
    July 24, 2012 10:52 am

    I didnt see mine, hopefully you got it.

  36. July 24, 2012 10:07 pm

    Thanks to EVERYONE for going on this little scavenger hunt of ours. We’ve said it before, but Panini America has the greatest collectors in the world and you continue to prove it every day. Having said that, we randomly selected five winners from all correct entries.

    Those winners are:

    Bill
    Stan Wang
    cjh32
    Brady Wright
    Kyle Walden

    Thanks again. Winners, congratulations. Be on the lookout for an email from us tomorrow.

  37. Stan Wang permalink
    July 25, 2012 10:20 am

    Thanks again for the contest!

  38. rninete permalink
    July 25, 2012 2:56 pm

    Congrats winners!

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