The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Momentum Basketball (59 Images)
The subtle aesthetic nuances that worked so well in 2012 Momentum Football last season are on beautiful display in Panini America’s 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, the hardcourt debut of a brand with collectible roots planted deep in 1990s football. Clearly, though, the Momentum brand crosses over brilliantly to the NBA.
But while the raised-UV design element that brings every base card to life in 2012-13 Momentum Basketball owes its presence to similar stylings in last fall’s football release, there are an abundance of new twists to 2012-13 Momentum Basketball — such as deft die-cuts, a wealth of on-card autographs and the mesmerizing Drive parallels — sure to influence every new Momentum release in the future.
2012-13 Momentum Basketball releases on Wednesday, perfect timing given the fact that the 2013 NBA Playoffs are gaining considerable momentum in their own right. The Panini America NBA Product Development team spent the better part of last week quality controlling Momentum before it began shipping to hobby shops across the country. The following gallery provides a must-see sneak peek of what anxious hoops collectors can expect later this week.
Enjoy this first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later this week for continued coverage of 2012-13 Momentum Basketball.