Panini Peek: 2012-13 Crusade Basketball
Hardcore hoops collectors will have the opportunity to embark on a bona fide collecting quest this summer when Panini America releases the premiere edition of Crusade Basketball, a product that delivers a bold new twist on the popular Crusade insert program that first appeared in Donruss Baseball and Rookies & Stars Football way back in 1998.
2012-13 Crusade Basketball begins with a refreshingly uncluttered base-set design on a 100-card checklist that includes 15 Rookie Cards. Accenting the base is a 100-card base Crusade parallel and two 25-card base inserts — Nobility and Royalty. The product also delivers two 100-card autograph inserts (Quest Autographs, Majestic Signatures) and two 100-card memorabilia inserts (Quest Memorabilia, Majestic Materials).
But perhaps the most compelling part of 2012-13 Crusade Basketball is the other Crusade chase: The 300-card gem featuring a familiar design, printed using Prizm technology and incorporating Blue, Red, Purple, Gold, Green and Black versions.
Each box of 2012-13 Crusade Basketball (six packs per box, five cards per pack) will deliver three autographs, three memorabilia cards, six Crusades and six additional inserts.
We’ve provided an extended first look at the product below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates.
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