Rookie Here, Rookie Here: Panini America Teases 2012-13 NBA Hoops Rookie Impact
In a groundbreaking — history-making, even — development that most collectors will agree is long overdue, the top rookies from the 2011-12 NBA season will finally appear in uniform on officially licensed NBA trading cards when Panini America releases 2012-13 NBA Hoops Basketball next month.
For the record, the top rookies from the 2012-13 class also will make their trading card debuts in 2012-13 NBA Hoops, tipping off Panini America’s unprecedented Double Rookie Class program that will drive interest and excitement all season long. But since collectors have waited an unseasonably long time to see last year’s top rookies on NBA trading cards, we thought we’d begin our preview there.
What follows are some of the key singles from the 2012-12 NBA Hoops Rookie Impact insert, highlighting the likes of 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried and 22 more of last season’s most promising rookies — in their NBA uniforms on officially licensed NBA trading cards for the first time.
Enjoy. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional sneak peeks at the deep rookie content slated for 2012-13 NBA Hoops.