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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball (75 Pics)

April 29, 2013

2012-13 Past & Present Basketball QC Main

From the soles of their sneakers to the sweatbands atop their heads, the NBA’s greatest superstars from yesterday, today and tomorrow have a unique place in Panini America’s upcoming 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball. It’s a tactile presence complete with trading card creations that are different to the touch and by design. It’s a presence with hard-to-find autographs and a cool factor fueled as much by print technology as the product’s unique blending of throwback nuances and a wholesome dose of newness.

The Past & Present brand proved to be quite an engaging experience for collectors during its debut run last season.  But the 2012-13 sequel looks to be even more impressive. From flockingTreads and Elusive Ink to rare base-set SPs, legendary Hall of Famers and the Cracked Ice splendor or Shattered, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball.

The product releases this Wednesday, but the Panini America basketball brass conducted the Quality Control process for it late last week, while many of us were in New York City for the 2013 NFL Draft. In fact, providing the following gallery was one of the primary reasons I couldn’t wait to get back.

So, without further ado, we present the must-see QC gallery for 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball. Enjoy this extended first look at this diverse and entertaining release. Oh, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for a special look at one of the most unique inclusions in the set’s Elusive Ink insert.

 

24 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2013 3:05 pm

    Wo, not going to break boxes or cases, but may by my team sets. A pleasant surprise.

  2. harynjk permalink
    April 29, 2013 3:33 pm

    There are some really nice looking insert cards in this product!

  3. Herbie permalink
    April 29, 2013 3:38 pm

    I cannot believe you all got Isaiah Rider and Dana Barros to sign, that is awesome! I hope you all got Laphonso Ellis and Shareef Abdur Rahim to sign for the elusive ink set. I love the beautiful on-card auto of B.J.! Great stuff, I hope there are more on-card autos to the elusive ink set. I am really looking forward to this product. Please upload the checklist ASAP :)

  4. April 29, 2013 3:43 pm

    Elusive Ink additions are always fun to see but a checklist is even better

  5. hudsonfan15 permalink
    April 29, 2013 4:24 pm

    Nice looking set, love the Hakeem HOF auto. Thanks Tracy!

  6. Jordan Gramm permalink
    April 29, 2013 4:38 pm

    I really like the die cuts this year! Really looking forward to the double rookie class for this product! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this. Modern Marks is in my future :P

  7. Eric Cabreros permalink
    April 29, 2013 5:17 pm

    our Favorite product of Last year! Hopefully we get a box for free youtube group break…
    Anyway, Love the Innovation and Those headbands looks awesome, with some real touch…
    The Elusive ink… Very cool to have and some of them are actually ON Card, Kudos to those players.
    This will be a cool box for everyone!
    Thanks again for the great Photos and teasing Preview Sir Tracy!
    Is there a checklist somewhere I might be missing out?
    Thanks and God Bless!!!

  8. April 29, 2013 5:23 pm

    Wow!!! Jim Jackson has one of the best auto’s ive ever seen!!

  9. Winston Chiang permalink
    April 29, 2013 5:51 pm

    checklist! checklist! checklist! checklist!

  10. April 29, 2013 5:53 pm

    Cool inserts. wonder if there will be any paul george ones though.

  11. Winston Chiang permalink
    April 29, 2013 6:06 pm

    wait, 24 packs? 10 cards each? all the promo before was 20 packs 5-6 cards each? what’s the reality?

  12. gregmalloy permalink
    April 29, 2013 7:44 pm

    Jim Jackson’s auto is deff. Nice you can tell he has put time into it to creat a nice piece of artfulness. Not just two letters signed as fast as possible. Mad respect for that and you can READ-IT!!
    Nice gallery

  13. April 29, 2013 9:14 pm

    A very nice selection indeed, the cracked ice and rise & shine inserts are great!

  14. April 29, 2013 9:48 pm

    when are these gonna be available to buy online ?!

  15. April 29, 2013 11:11 pm

    All the young players especially the rookies and sophs gotta learn from the retired players and sign better autographs. Some of the rookie autos are pretty hopeless.

  16. April 30, 2013 6:56 am

    Are any of the inserts case hits or serial numbered?

  17. Dave permalink
    April 30, 2013 9:41 am

    this is one of those products where you have to see it to appreciate it, the technology doesn’t appear in the pics as well as it does in person. IF this is priced as a low end product it will be a hit.

  18. Kerry permalink
    April 30, 2013 12:04 pm

    Wow…LOVE that you got Isaiah Rider autograph…Excellent work!!! He is one of the few players I have been looking for certified autographs of!! Now just looking for my main one at the moment…Arvydas Sabonis!!!

  19. April 30, 2013 12:25 pm

    Just want to correct a little bit of misinformation I may have inadvertently spread yesterday. The box I showed with the QC gallery yesterday was a retail box. Retail boxes are 24 packs per box, 10 cards per pack. Hobby boxes are 20 packs per box, six cards per pack. My sincere apologies for any confusion.

  20. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 30, 2013 12:35 pm

    Very impressive. I am glad you guys stuck with the basics on this product. Last years was very impressive without rookies. Really looking forward to this years release.

  21. Mark permalink
    April 30, 2013 6:03 pm

    Gonna have to go after the old school Bulls autos!

  22. Chief permalink
    February 1, 2014 12:54 am

    Are the shattered player standouts horizontal or vertical?

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