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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball (111 Pics)

June 28, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball QC Part One (36)

There’s an old saying that goes a little something like “all that glitters is not gold.” It’s not true — at least not as it relates to the gallery you’re about to lay eyes on. Everything you see glittering below absolutely is gold, or at least emanates from the decadent 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball, which arrives in hobby shops everywhere next week.

And we’re not talking fool’s gold here. We’re talking full-on, unadulterated drool’s gold; the kind of cards that will leave you dabbing your chin with one hand and clicking your computer mouse for the next image with the other. Indeed, the third installment of Panini America’s Gold Standard Basketball brand looks to be a tour de force kind of development that includes one-per-box Metal cards and a resplendent selection of autographs, memorabilia cards, striking aesthetics and, yes, even authentic pieces of gold.

The following gallery details just some of the hits that surfaced during the 2012-13 Gold Standard Basketball Quality Control process earlier this week, 111 images worth of “wow” that should sufficiently whet your appetite until your able to get your hands on the product beginning next Wednesday. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of the product next week.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2013 11:59 am

    Black Golds look great again and the gold metal cards are something I’m going to be chasing after at Wax Czar in Woodland Hills, CA.

  2. Mitch S permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:01 pm

    Auto relics look incredible.Base parallels look really cool too. My only knock is the horizontal cards where the autos are sideways. Other than that this product looks like it’s shaping to be something stellar. Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this product.

    I think I might be buying my first super high end product. This is a pretty big deal for me!

  3. pinoymamba permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:01 pm

    no love for lebron? i had the heat in gold standard.. not sure what lebron mojo i can get… :(

  4. Mikey permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:03 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Hope I get some of my 2011/2012 Gold Standard redemptions soon, would be nice before the same players go live in your 2013 product….

  5. Eric Cabreros permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:09 pm

    My Goodness.
    Wow.
    Those Golden Metal one per box is of the hook.
    The Black gold and white gold.
    Panini Headquarters is located in Texas.
    California is known for its gold.
    Well this time the Gold Rush would be on Texas.
    Gold Standards really exciting !
    ThanksTracy Hackler and Panini for setting the gold standard of cards really high.
    Beautiful tasteful preview.
    Love it!

    • Chris permalink
      June 28, 2013 4:15 pm

      Fabulous!!
      Reply for the ages!!
      Gold Standard is going to Rock!!

  6. JDetter permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:09 pm

    Very nice gallery! Are the metal cards 1/1′s?

    • June 28, 2013 12:10 pm

      No. Will check to see if I can get the print-run information.

      • JDetter permalink
        June 28, 2013 4:01 pm

        Thanks Tracy! The draft pick redemptions were my favorite cards from last years Gold Standard. Glad they decided to bring the metal cards back this year!

  7. June 28, 2013 12:12 pm

    Looks great!!! What would make it even better?? Arvydas Sabonis cards!!! :o)

  8. harynjk permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:38 pm

    I don’t know what to say, i mean i don’t know how to put it into words, if i say these cards are beautiful, it would be an understatement. wow wow wow

    (i hope we will see a contest where we can have a chance to win a box of it!)

  9. June 28, 2013 12:39 pm

    We collectors in Asia still demanding Jeremy Lin auto cards! Jeremy Lin’s Black 1/1 Crusade Prizm sold for $400 on eBay. That’s demand! But no JLin auto at all in 2012-13 so far!

    • jeremylinfan24 permalink
      June 28, 2013 1:04 pm

      Yes, Tracy why arent there no Jeremy Lin autos ??? will he be in National Treasures? im busting one case.. and i dont care about Kyrie, we want JLIN7!

  10. June 28, 2013 12:48 pm

    WOW great product CAnt wait for these Will wade Autos Be in ????

  11. babybash permalink
    June 28, 2013 1:06 pm

    are there sold gold 1/1s ? also, will you be doing the diamond cards (like how you got lebron/lillard and duncan) in some of your products in the coming years???

  12. Jeffery permalink
    June 28, 2013 1:25 pm

    I’m liking the metal cards. This is the next box that I hope to get one day. Will there be any USA basketball cards? Those would be pretty cool inserts.

  13. Scott McQueen permalink
    June 28, 2013 3:11 pm

    Very nice looking cards, just way out of the price range for the family collector.

  14. June 28, 2013 4:41 pm

    For the cards with real gold, are they gold leaf or do they have some weight to them like a coin?

  15. hudsonfan15 permalink
    June 28, 2013 5:55 pm

    Pretty stellar gallery, really like the Black Gold set. The Ray Allen metal card is very well done too. Thanks Tracy!

  16. deloreanfan81 permalink
    June 28, 2013 6:40 pm

    beautiful set, always loved holofoil design cards, done away with actual gold pieces in cards?

  17. June 28, 2013 10:05 pm

    So many nice cards, including a Ray Allen metal card!! *Seizure*

  18. June 28, 2013 10:52 pm

    Why no letters or numbers in the jersey patches? Pretty boring if you ask me. A piece of colored cloth..same ole same ole.

  19. June 29, 2013 2:35 am

    All Gold Everything! Pretty amazing stuff Tracy! Love the Metal Set! Hopefully Rudy Gay is in that set as well! Thanks for the QC Pics!

  20. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    June 29, 2013 6:07 am

    Fabulous looking auto and mem cards. Outstanding!

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