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Panini America’s Prizm Technology Dazzles in 2012-13 Crusade Basketball (Gallery)

June 3, 2013

2012-13 Crusade Basketball Only Crusades (43)

Now that Panini America’s NBA Product Development team has completed the Quality Control process for 2012-13 Crusade Basketball and the product is safely on its way to hobby shops across North America, we can begin sharing — and basking in — the poignant glow of the product’s namesake Crusade inserts.

We provided a brief glimpse of the splendor to come in our QC preview gallery yesterday. Today, though, we’re fixing our starry-eyed gaze exclusively on those captivating, colorful, six-per-box Crusade cards. From the base blue-and-gold versions to the budget-breaking Golds (#’d to 10) and Blacks (#’d to 1), 2012-13 Crusade Basketball’s headlining inserts are sure to command as much secondary-market money as they do secondary-market attention.

The following gallery details just some of the Crusades that surfaced during the QC process over the weekend. In fact, every version is represented below with the exception of the extremely rare Blacks (for looks at those, you’ll have to settle for this). Enjoy the gallery and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later this week to check out the autograph and memorabilia cards that surfaced during QC.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2013 3:47 pm

    Those look amazing. Can’t wait to see a few in-person at Wax Czar in Woodland Hills, CA.

  2. Herbie permalink
    June 3, 2013 3:47 pm

    Beautiful !!

  3. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 3, 2013 4:21 pm

    Ooh…shiny. Thanks Tracy!

  4. Glenn permalink
    June 3, 2013 4:29 pm

    That should of been done for Football. Think about a Crusade Luck, RG3, Tannehill, and Russell Wilson RC!

  5. beemztradingcards permalink
    June 3, 2013 4:29 pm

    Hey Tracy. Great job on these buddy. Can’t wait to start collecting these.

    • June 3, 2013 4:31 pm

      Glad you like them! Wish I could take any of the credit, but that belongs to our product development and design teams.

  6. deloreanfan81 permalink
    June 3, 2013 4:50 pm

    beautiful brillant colors…thanks Tracy

  7. rumble permalink
    June 3, 2013 5:58 pm

    Let’s see if these command secondary market attention at Gimko!

  8. ThePinoyMamba permalink
    June 3, 2013 6:01 pm

    Awesome Decision by the design team to include what Panini have succefully mastered, The superb prizm technology !!!
    Kudos on bringing back parallels as most collectors will sure try to hit Gold Or get some knockout punch with its Black One of a kind.
    Tracy Your Basketball Product and design team made thos Crusade a must have !

    Love it already even without the 3 memorabilia and 3 autos.
    Thumbs up!

  9. Peter X. permalink
    June 4, 2013 1:03 pm

    Love the Penny Hardaway card!! Great product again from Panini!!

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