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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens First Box of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball

November 20, 2012

OK, here’s the deal: We didn’t get our marketing allotment of 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball boxes until late this evening. In fact, by the time they arrived, it was too late in the day to film an episode of Panini Unwrapped. That, unfortunately, will have to wait until tomorrow.

What doesn’t have to wait, however, is me grabbing just one box, busting it and showing you the contents right now to get you properly prepared for tomorrow’s release date. So that’s exactly what I did.

What follows, then, are my discoveries from the six 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball packs and the bonus Kobe Anthology pack. Enjoy. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for another must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. gregmalloy permalink
    November 20, 2012 7:00 pm

    A couple nice hits the Yao Ming is nice. How much is this going for 150$ a box?

  2. November 20, 2012 7:02 pm

    OOOOOO shiny!

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 20, 2012 7:05 pm

    Nice cards!
    Love the Yao Ming prime game used!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Thanks giving Tracy and to your Family and Panini Family which means all of us!
    Have fun everyone!
    Be safe!

    • November 20, 2012 7:36 pm

      Thanks, Eric. Happy Thanksgiving to the greatest collectors on the planet — ours.

      • November 20, 2012 7:37 pm

        We are also thankful for a great card company in Panini as well as a great blogger/moderator/spokesperson in you Tracy!!

      • November 20, 2012 8:02 pm

        Thanks for that, Keith. Love doing what I do — and doing it right along with all of you guys and gals.

  4. Aaron permalink
    November 20, 2012 7:08 pm

    Looking good! any previews of the HRX coming??

    Reminds me that it’s been almost two years since I pulled the crown jewel of my collection – KD’s Gold Auto HRX!

  5. November 20, 2012 7:15 pm

    Thanks for taking the time..much appreciated. They look great. Really like the Reds and Blues..they look sharp.

  6. biggi5malls permalink
    November 20, 2012 7:34 pm

    Can’t wait to see this stuff busted live
    Also Tracy are the ibaka autos redemtions in this product?
    My PC is starting to have more white bits of card in it then anything else lol

    • November 20, 2012 7:37 pm

      Is he on the checklist we posted yesterday?

      • biggi5malls permalink
        November 20, 2012 7:38 pm

        Hope so mate haven’t checked

      • biggi5malls permalink
        November 20, 2012 7:44 pm

        Nope left him out

      • biggi5malls permalink
        November 20, 2012 7:49 pm

        Ok so I checked again and he is in there

  7. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 20, 2012 7:58 pm

    Thanks for the preview, I like the little tweaks from last year’s release while keeping it true to the form. We’ll be keeping an eye out for that Unwrapped tomorrow Tracy!

  8. November 20, 2012 8:38 pm

    Absolutely love these. Great job guys on another outstanding product.

    Awesome

  9. November 20, 2012 10:28 pm

    Love the product! Thanks for sharing Tracy! I can’t wait for the unwrapped video tomorrow! yeyeye. Have yourself and your family and everyone at Panini an awesome Thanksgiving!

  10. kamino18 permalink
    November 20, 2012 11:12 pm

    Great product! When will be the ETA here in Asia?

    • November 20, 2012 11:15 pm

      Glad you like it. It’s live in the states tomorrow but it may already be live in some places over there. Many of our products seem to hit over there before they even go live here.

  11. Andy P. permalink
    November 20, 2012 11:27 pm

    Very cool looking set here! Between this and Prizm, this is an exciting time to be a basketball fan!

  12. Jordan permalink
    November 21, 2012 3:14 am

    I am drooling over the background of not just the hits but the base as well! It’s a very nice intro look to prizm! Although im sure they look nothing a like in person but the metallic background is a nice switch up! The image of the player really seems to pop! Will defiantly be on my list to buy this week! It seems like there is A LOT of Panini basketball products dropping from now to December. Happy Thanksgiving Panini! Thanks for getting me back into the hobby and making it fun again!

    • November 21, 2012 7:27 am

      Thanks for coming back in, Jordan. Appreciate the kind words. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  13. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:19 am

    Always a great product!! Loved the football version and glad the basketball version is back!

  14. November 21, 2012 5:27 am

    Nice hits and good product! Just a question: why do not decide to keep the rookie auto and game used as the previous certified? Thanks

  15. Matt McCormick permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:23 am

    always a nice product to buy by the box or packs plus the excitement of getting a green just is a bounus and the kobe packs this year are such a great idea. thanks panini

  16. Cedric permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:46 am

    are you going to get a prime….patch in every box as well?

  17. K Chan permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:01 am

    Totally Certified looks awesome, only grumble, I wish I could pull a Jeremy Lin prime card.

  18. panthersfan89 permalink
    November 21, 2012 2:12 pm

    Very nice! You guys are also doing this for football, right?

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