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Peeking Panini America’s Autograph Haul from the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition

August 27, 2012

While Panini America captured much of the compelling photography it will use throughout the 2012-13 NBA season during last Tuesday’s 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in New York, company officials secured most of the rookie autographed content for upcoming sets a few days earlier at the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program in New Jersey.

And although we shared many behind-the-scenes images from the three-day Rookie Transition last week, we didn’t necessarily focus on the cards in those galleries. Today, we do.

What follows is a small-but-impressive sampling of autographed cards, patches and Sketch Cards acquired at the Rookie Transition, including a closer look at the popular wood Rookie Cards and Home Jersey Die-Cut Autographs coming to 2012-13 Threads Basketball. Just keep in mind that this gallery includes only those cards that have been QC’d, counted and cataloged by the vaunted Panini America Acquisitions team. We’ll have tons more to show in the coming days.

Oh, and as for the Sketch Cards and sweet Rated Rookie patches? Well, you’ll have to wait to find out where those are headed. Stay tuned.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 27, 2012 1:16 pm

    Love the design!! The court autographs are sick..sick drooling stuff! Wow! I like the jersey diecuts as well. I think those would be more exciting with at least the players head added to them. But they still look nice. The court autos though…great stuff!

  2. gregmalloy permalink
    August 27, 2012 4:58 pm

    The rated rookies is going to be a dunruss insert?

  3. Nick Gauder permalink
    August 27, 2012 5:49 pm

    Looks great!!! I’m so excited for this years basketball cards!!

  4. daveylangs permalink
    August 27, 2012 6:19 pm

    So pumped about the new Threads cant wait for it to come out! I gotta say u guys never let me down with this product! Ive always got nice stuff and at a great price, keep it up!!!

  5. August 27, 2012 7:03 pm

    Those threads cards are looking very very nice the autos really pop !

  6. August 27, 2012 7:50 pm

    I like the vertical design of the new Wood RC’s, will look better in a folder as part of the set ;) The die-cut autos are once again awesome little cards.

  7. Panini Collector 4 Life!!! permalink
    August 27, 2012 8:10 pm

    Absolutely love the cards. The autos on the player’s jerseys are brilliant. Is there any way that I could win any of these fantastic cards?

  8. Kingbudd permalink
    August 29, 2012 3:06 am

    So does this mean there will be less sticker autos this year? NBA Hoops was only sticker auto, it would be nice to have more on card autos…

    • August 29, 2012 6:59 am

      Our goal is to deliver more on-card autographs whenever possible. You will see that trend continue.

  9. Panini Collector 4 Life!!! permalink
    September 1, 2012 11:52 am

    Any mail-in contests Tracy?

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