The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Limited Basketball (76 Images)
For those passionate NBA collectors who’ve spent the last few weeks totally chasing Totally Certified or being completely preoccupied with Prizm, know this: 2012-13 Limited Basketball goes live this week offering an altogether different — yet every bit as exciting — experience. Boasting some of the most uniquely shaped autographed Rookie Cards the hoops hobby has ever seen and a completely new twist on the game-worn memorabilia genre, the new-look Limited looks to be unlike any that have come before.
Those aforementioned Rookie Cards — printed on hugely popular acetate stock, signed on-card and die cut to resemble the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy annually awarded to the league’s top rookie — are sure to be conversation starters, as are the revolutionary Home & Away Memorabilia cards with a spinning square built into the card that twists to reveal a piece of game-worn home jersey on one side and a piece of game-worn away jersey on the other.
While those two innovations are likely to steal most of the Limited headlines, the product is brimming with other bells and whistles, including the return of the popular Glass Cleaners insert and the captivating Lights Out, Curtain Call and Center Stage game-worn memorabilia inserts.
There’s also a comprehensive checklist honoring the game’s greatest rookies, current star and retired legends that should appeal equally to collectors of all eras.
Below is a massive gallery detailing some of the most intriguing finds from the recently completed Quality Control process for 2012-13 Limited Basketball. The product goes live on Wednesday, so stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage throughout the week. For now, though, get your week off on the right foot with the following gallery.