Panini Peek: 2012-13 Select Basketball
A proud, powerful name from the hobby’s distant past is about to make its presence felt in a whole new arena. Spoiler alert: The Select brand is crossing over to basketball — and it will do so with a huge assist from Panini America’s wildly popular Prizm printing technology.
2012-13 Select Basketball will arrive in late March packaged as two seven-pack inner boxes within each 14-pack box that will deliver four autographs, four new-design Prizms and six additional inserts. Select also continues Panini America’s massive and historic Double Rookie Class with a 100-card hard-signed RC subset featuring players from both the 2011 and 2012 draft classes.
But the real stunning development in Select is likely to be the application of the brilliant Prizm technology, most notably on inserts such as Panini Select Rookies, Select Stars and the sure-to-be-scorching Hot Stars.
The product highlights are plentiful and include . . .
- A 325-card base set including 75 rookies that featuring either an autograph, or an autograph and a swatch of memorabilia
- A Hot Stars lineup bolstered by White Hot and Prizm parallels for both
- Three distinct Prizm parallels (Prizms, Gold Prizms numbered to 25 and Black Prizms numbered to only 1)
- Each seven-pack mini-box will yield two autographs, two Prizms and three inserts
We’ll have much more on the debut of 2012-13 Select Basketball right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming weeks. But for now, here’s your extended first look at the product:
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