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Uncut-Sheet Music: Panini America Peeks Autograph Form from Prizm Basketball

November 15, 2012

A few weeks ago we had the distinct pleasure of spending quality weekend time with a few uncut sheets of the upcoming 2012-13 Prizm Basketball, the technologically gifted new product launching later this month. That day, we were graced by two different 100-up forms: One previewing the etched-holographic greatness of the retail-exclusive Green Prizm parallels, the other showcasing the set’s base cards.

Today, we get the chance to make more blissful sheet music by exploring one of Prizm’s 100-up autograph forms. While they’re not quite the finished product, the fronts and backs of these sheets provide a unique look at a product before it gets backed, sliced, diced and delivered.

This particular form features the Prizm autograph parallels; there’s also a base version of the autographs, too. As something of a huge bonus, we’ve also provided your first look at the hard-signed cards of Lakers superstar and Panini America exclusive Kobe Bryant.

It’s another tantalizing preview of a product that seems to be ascending on the hype meter by the day. Today’s gallery is likely to accelerate that process. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional previews of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball in the coming days.

56 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2012 10:39 am

    I think I see a Ralph Sampson auto up there… very nice!

  2. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 15, 2012 10:46 am

    We have a winner here! Product of the year!
    Saving up for my sons birthday perfectly after the launch of this stunning Prizm.
    This is the one we have been waiting for.
    Thanks Tracy and Panini!
    Love it!
    Peace!

    • November 15, 2012 4:20 pm

      Product of the year, from what I have seen so far I don’t think you are wrong with there.

  3. November 15, 2012 11:08 am

    The Kurt Rambis is classic!!

  4. Meuandthelot permalink
    November 15, 2012 11:18 am

    Interesting peek behind the scenes..thanks
    The auto boxes are solid

  5. November 15, 2012 11:59 am

    This looks amazing! I am impressed Panini! Looks like a great product!

  6. Pete permalink
    November 15, 2012 12:01 pm

    Looks like a lot of redemption’s to me..

  7. blastman permalink
    November 15, 2012 12:37 pm

    Will all these be on card or sticker autos? I see the Kobe is on card, how about the rest of them?

  8. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 15, 2012 12:44 pm

    Sizzle my izzle great stuff!

  9. Lorenz B. permalink
    November 15, 2012 1:06 pm

    Stickers or on card. Looks Amazing!!!
    Another Great product! a Sure Fan Favorite!
    Love the Design on How Panini Utilizes their new Technology!
    I’m very Impressed!

  10. November 15, 2012 2:52 pm

    Alex English, you say? It will be mine.

    Love the looks of these!

  11. November 15, 2012 2:57 pm

    Will the base rookies in Prism be auto or non-auto with auto parallels?

    • November 15, 2012 3:55 pm

      Good question, Kevin. The base rookies in Prizm will not be autographed, but there will be a base Prizm parallel and a Gold Prizm parallel (#’d to 10). The autographs will be different cards, more an insert than a parallel.

      • November 15, 2012 4:17 pm

        Excellent, that’s what I was hoping for!

  12. MattyIceASU permalink
    November 15, 2012 3:25 pm

    Obviously on-card autos are great, but sticker autos look so much better when they have a dedicated (almost framed) section to put the sticker like you see here with Prizm. Love the white background for the autos as well. Great looking cards! Looking forward to picking some up!

  13. Tony permalink
    November 15, 2012 3:34 pm

    When will these be out? As ive seen nov 28th or dec 5th? I want the brandon jennings cards from this set so bad. This will b my favorite card of his i promise that.

    • November 15, 2012 3:48 pm

      Love to hear that. The most recent information I have is that it was moved from 12/5 to 11/28.

  14. Patryk S. permalink
    November 15, 2012 3:47 pm

    I can`t see Damian Lillard card, will his auto be in this product?

    • November 15, 2012 3:48 pm

      He will not have an auto in this product.

      • John permalink
        November 15, 2012 10:49 pm

        Are you working on getting him? Should be good for the collectors

    • Jim permalink
      November 15, 2012 8:40 pm

      Damian Lillard signed an exclusive autograph deal with another manufacturer, I believe.

      • November 16, 2012 10:05 am

        It should be noted, however, that his only licensed NBA Rookie Cards can be found only in Panini America products.

  15. Jason permalink
    November 15, 2012 4:24 pm

    does my man Serge Ibaka have an auto is this set Tracy?

    • November 15, 2012 4:47 pm

      Just talked to Keith Hower and Serge does not have any autographs in Prizm. Sorry to report that to you.

      • Jason permalink
        November 15, 2012 4:56 pm

        That’s a shame will he have prizms and are there 1/1s?

      • November 16, 2012 9:29 am

        Yes, he has a base card, a Prizm, a Gold Prizm numbered to 10 and a Green retail-only exclusive.

  16. Dave permalink
    November 15, 2012 4:34 pm

    Tracy MUST respond! From the general sports card community: 1) This product looks amazing, its the only reason anyone misses Topps. Their one plus was great parallels and not like 50 different kinds so it loses value. But who needs them if you have this so congratulations to Panini for getting this right! However for this product to really shine after this initial year (where it will do well anyway), PLEASE NO STICKER AUTOS!!! We’d rather see less autos but no stickers for a set this nice!!! 2) Will Damian Lillard be autographing any Panini products this year? -Signed, Everyone

    • November 15, 2012 4:53 pm

      Good stuff, Dave. Thanks for sharing these thoughts. I can assure you that this product IS NOT inundated with tons of parallels, just Prizm and Gold Prizm and Green Prizms in retail. There are sticker autographs in this product, partly because of the time savings they allowed for this release. I think you can expect more on-card as this brand develops, however.

      As for Damian Lillard, he will not have autographs in this release.

      As an FYI, Prizm starts packing out tomorrow and I’m going to tag along to document the process and give our fantastic collectors a sneak peek at everything it has to offer. Stay tuned.

      • Dave permalink
        November 16, 2012 1:39 am

        Thanks for your response Tracy, I’m def good for a case! Does Panini plan to have Lillard’s autos in any of the products this year? Again, signed -EVERYONE!

      • Andy permalink
        November 16, 2012 9:28 am

        Are the red die cuts #ed?

      • November 16, 2012 9:32 am

        Slight correction here. The Red Prizm die-cuts will be in football this year. But stay tuned.

      • Andy permalink
        November 16, 2012 10:19 am

        Any other Prizms besides the regular, green, and gold? Also, are there gold rookie autos?

      • November 16, 2012 10:31 am

        No other Prizms aside from the ones you mentioned. Rookies will have regular autographs and Prizm autographs; but no Gold Prizm autographs.

  17. November 15, 2012 5:18 pm

    Hey Tracy,

    This set looks amazing, I’m absolutely impressed with these previews. How is the card stock on these? I hope they’re around the 55pt-75pt instead of your usual lower end product 35pt.

    • November 15, 2012 7:28 pm

      Glad you’re liking it so far, Tung. The cards aren’t super-thick, but they are extremely rigid.

  18. November 15, 2012 9:29 pm

    This product is like a breath of fresh air! Ive been waiting for Panini to release something like this! Cant wait ti get me some!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 16, 2012 8:05 am

    Excellent preview as always, it’s good to see this technology used in conjunction with on card autographs of veteran players. The Rambis makes me hope to see game-used goggle cards in a future release lol. Thanks Tracy!

  20. November 16, 2012 8:18 am

    Prizm looks stunning. I am looking forward to it big time. I have a question about the base rookie cards in the 1-300 base set. Are they short printed (SP) as compared to the veteran/star base cards? Or will they pull at a similar rate as the veteran/star base cards?

  21. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 16, 2012 9:51 am

    I can feel the excitement here!
    So tentative date would be Nov 28th?
    Very excited about this product!
    Even going to target or Walmart would be very Green-ly amazing!
    Hobby boxes and retails here we come!

  22. Dave permalink
    November 16, 2012 11:08 am

    Just locked down my case Tracy! This should be great… one thing I’m a little confused on is, how rare are the green parallels, are they numbered. A lot of people are talking about the retail being as worthwhile as the hobby which shouldn’t be.

    As for the Lillard discussion, we all know Lillard has a deal with [another manufacturer], but you guys have the NBA license. Lots of rumours on the forums about you guys still having a chance to get his autos in future 12/13 products, any truth to this?

    • November 16, 2012 11:11 am

      The retail Green Prizms will fall one in 10 packs. Stay tuned on the Lillard front.

  23. John permalink
    November 16, 2012 11:18 am

    No 1/1 in this product right?

  24. Jason permalink
    November 16, 2012 3:45 pm

    Would love to have seen 1/1 prizms

    • Dave permalink
      November 16, 2012 4:46 pm

      that is one thing im ok with no 1/1 it will drive the price up on the golds and prizms since u only get 2 autos

      • November 16, 2012 4:56 pm

        Another important thing to note is that retail does not have Gold Prizms. Only regular and Green.

  25. November 17, 2012 7:30 am

    This stuff looks great, and to be honest, it will probably get me back into busting basketball wax. What is the MSRP and when can we expect it to ship? Thanks in advance for your info Tracy

  26. November 24, 2012 6:23 am

    Also, any D.Rose autos in this one? I hope so!

  27. John permalink
    November 25, 2012 9:51 am

    Gold prizm is the shiny kobe right?

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