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Preferred Selections: Panini America Basks in the Brilliance of New Basketball Arrivals

March 8, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Select & Preferred March 6 Autos (14)

For many higher-end hoops collectors, the arrival earlier this week of the quite affordable, quite entertaining 2012-13 Panini Basketball product began the unofficial countdown to two of Panini America’s most-anticipated 2012-13 NBA products: Select and Preferred. We’ve shown you a few glimpses of the impending greatness that awaits collectors in those two products right here on The Knight’s Lance in the last few weeks.

Today, we’re going to show you just a little bit more. Highlighting some of this week’s newest arrivals are stunning specimens from the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kenneth Faried, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Chandler Parsons and many more. Enjoy this feast for the eyes and stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the coming days.

41 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2013 1:27 pm

    Silhouette cards are amazing. Of my my all time favorite designs. Great job!

  2. March 8, 2013 1:29 pm

    Um, lower right card, worth scanning all the images. Is that on card? Better than last year’s redemptions, for sure.

    • March 8, 2013 1:30 pm

      On-card indeed! Thought of you when I saw that one.

      • Timmy Delosangeles permalink
        March 9, 2013 11:55 am

        those Silhouette are amazing really glad u made them
        they look amazing

  3. Jamie Russell permalink
    March 8, 2013 1:34 pm

    That Faried patch auto is sick!!! Great looking stuff.

  4. Kevin permalink
    March 8, 2013 1:36 pm

    Preferred silhouettes look AMAZING! Any chance any of the Silhouette Prime from members of the 2011 class are game used?

    Thanks!

  5. Lorenz B. permalink
    March 8, 2013 1:45 pm

    sweet looking cards. Oh those Silo and Select wow. what a card!

  6. barcafan1033 permalink
    March 8, 2013 1:50 pm

    Preferred looks great, love all of the on card autos.

    Tracy, I’ve tried asking a couple times how many Prime Silhouettes will be falling per case on average? With the double rookie class it seems like there could be a few more of them in the product this year. Thanks for all of the updates, definitely excited for this product.

    • March 8, 2013 2:42 pm

      There’s been no ratio given to this point, but with more Rookie Silhouettes on the checklist, it would stand to reason that they would fall with somewhat greater frequency than last year.

      • barcafan1033 permalink
        March 8, 2013 2:49 pm

        Thanks, I imagined there might not be set numbers at this point, but figured it didn’t hurt to ask. Sorry to pry.

      • March 8, 2013 3:37 pm

        No worries at all.

  7. Eric Cabreros permalink
    March 8, 2013 2:00 pm

    Sweet looking ON Card autos. Very limited and nicely placed. Select And The Alpha Dog Preferred will be absolutely fun to open.
    Thanks Tracy for the preview and all Panini staff great job!

  8. March 8, 2013 2:01 pm

    Cool, colorful and shiny! Great stuff!

  9. Jonathan permalink
    March 8, 2013 2:28 pm

    Any idea what product is coming out first Tracy? Preferred or Select? Both look really nice. Love the Anthony Davis Prizm like autograph and some of them Silhouettes are too nice. Thanks for the peak.

  10. Javie permalink
    March 8, 2013 3:33 pm

    Ok…I’ve been hating on Panini releases up to this point… but ….these two sets look really really good! I love the Kevin Love auto with him slamming one home and the Kareem card featuring the famous sky-hook. That is good photography. Unlike many others, I like the design of the Choice Award cards. MUGGSY! Well done.

  11. March 8, 2013 4:23 pm

    That Tyler Zeller card is slick!

  12. Thomas permalink
    March 8, 2013 4:29 pm

    Did they release a new “Redemption Report” this week? Can’t find one, last was March 1st, don’t they release one every Friday??? thanks

    • March 8, 2013 4:31 pm

      Just posted.

      • Thomas permalink
        March 8, 2013 4:31 pm

        WoW, that was super,duper fast, thanks Tracy!!!

      • March 8, 2013 4:32 pm

        That’s funny. Think I was hitting “publish” right as you were leaving your comment.

      • Thomas permalink
        March 8, 2013 4:40 pm

        LOL, Glad to see a few of mine are on the list this week!!! Anything on Russell Wilson stuff, any info appreciated, lot of us that can’t wait to get our Wilson auto stuff!!! Thanks again

  13. gregmalloy permalink
    March 8, 2013 4:32 pm

    These are some really great cards right here. I love the silhouette as does everybody else I hope there’s a Bill Walton silo this year!! Tracy you know any thing about that? >>Did you already release the ¢hę¢k£ï$t for preferred?<<

    • March 8, 2013 4:38 pm

      No checklist yet. As for a Walton Silhouette . . . I regret to inform you that he does not have any. But he does have Panini’s Choice autos.

  14. ugameck permalink
    March 8, 2013 4:58 pm

    The silhouettes are amazing. Love the action shots!

  15. Dave permalink
    March 8, 2013 7:33 pm

    Any idea what uniform Grant Hill will appear in for Preferred? Thanks!

  16. deloreanfan81 permalink
    March 9, 2013 6:16 am

    great use of the patches and always love chromium finish cards..thanks guys

  17. hudsonfan15 permalink
    March 9, 2013 3:37 pm

    Some great looking sets for hoops fans, can we expect a Select for football in the near future? Thanks Tracy!

  18. March 10, 2013 3:51 am

    Very nice indeed the Steve Smith patch pops right off the card and the tidy signature complements it perfectly. Love Byron Scott card very awesome picture.

  19. Justin permalink
    March 10, 2013 10:44 am

    This looks sick… dont think u will be able to top this with NT hahahaah

    Any shumpert silo’s yet??

  20. Jordan permalink
    March 10, 2013 4:38 pm

    I started collecting last year and only had the chance to open one box of Preffered. It was a fun time although I didn’t get any major pulls. I enjoy the booklets a lot. By far my favorite thing I have seen so far has to be the jersey patches! Will any of these jersey cards be autoed also? Thanks!

  21. March 12, 2013 11:01 am

    Where can a US resident purchase Panini Liga ACB cards from Spain?

  22. March 12, 2013 2:04 pm

    Beautiful collection, it’s nice that’s there isn’t any sticker autos this year. Is James Worthy in the checklist ?
    PLMK
    Thanks

  23. Idris Jaber permalink
    March 14, 2013 2:22 pm

    I would love a box of this. Do you guys ever give out free boxes? That would be so awesome if I got one.

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