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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Signatures Basketball (71 Images)

July 16, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Signatures Basketball QC (30)

Over the course of the last several days, the Panini America NBA Product Development Team has transformed the company’s printing facility across town into a bona fide hoops heaven. Between the pre-packout process for 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball and actually packing out 2012-13 Signatures Basketball, the team has no doubt handled — with gloves on, I might add — some of the most influential cards of the entire 2012-13 collecting season.

We’ll have much more on National Treasures, which begins packing out later this week, in the coming days. Today, however, is dedicated to the debut edition of Signatures, a product that lives up to its name by delivering three autograph cards and one Chase card numbered to 25 or less in every four-card box.

While most of the cards in Signatures boast a rich, high-gloss finish and intricate foil enhancements, many collectors are likely to find the unique Film Slide cards to be the product’s most captivating inclusions. To be fair, though, there are quite a few cards with captivating potential — and many of them are detailed in the Quality Control Gallery that follows.

2012-13 Signatures Basketball goes live everywhere one week from tomorrow, and you can bet that we’ll have additional coverage of the product right here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming days. Until then, though, the following eye candy should be enough to sustain you.

Enjoy.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2013 2:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Hockey Card Central and commented:
    Great product!

  2. July 16, 2013 2:29 pm

    I love this website! This post totally deserves a Reblog. Check it out: http://ministickgraphics.blogspot.com/p/rebloggs.html

  3. Travis Stevens permalink
    July 16, 2013 2:32 pm

    Yes, I love those film cards! The on-card autos turned out really well. I like the Rodman and Dominique inserts where they’re breaking the vertical plane, too. Will there be a lot of redemptions in this product?

    • July 16, 2013 2:44 pm

      Not sure, Travis. I will try to get some feedback on redemption percentage from the PDT folks.

  4. PinoyKingJames permalink
    July 16, 2013 2:35 pm

    Very Cool Design!
    Very Clean and Awe Inspiring!
    Panini Always Has the Best Designs!
    First A Gold Rush For Gold Standard!
    Now Signing Checks For Signatures!
    Tracy You Are The Best!

  5. July 16, 2013 2:39 pm

    Very nice product you hit it out of the park again with these awesome cards. I would love to do a live twitter break with a box and giveaway some cards for you.

  6. Bowdowntopanini permalink
    July 16, 2013 2:39 pm

    Another exceptional release from Panini! Can’t wait to bust open a case!

  7. hudsonfan15 permalink
    July 16, 2013 2:40 pm

    Very interesting design, i like the filmstrip style a lot. Thanks Tracy!

  8. July 16, 2013 2:41 pm

    Reblogged this on gordonfan24ever's Blog and commented:
    You need to check this sick product out from Panini

  9. pinoyKD35 permalink
    July 16, 2013 2:49 pm

    this is one of the best products release out there
    cant wait to get my KD35 and Kyrie film cards
    Cards are cool and clean, autos are very neat..
    can’t wait to bust.. good job guys! can’t wait for National
    Treasures! I pre-ordered one case :)

  10. Dan permalink
    July 16, 2013 2:52 pm

    Why do you put players like Anthony Morrow in the set? I understand putting in no name rookies but veterans [like Morrow] is just annoying.

    • pinoyKD35 permalink
      July 16, 2013 5:39 pm

      there might be anthony morrow collectors out there who are dying to have his cards.. youll never know.. its not all about kobe, lebron, kd, kyrie all the time man..

      • July 17, 2013 10:17 am

        If that’s the case, then the price shouldn’t be so high. Put these type of autos in a low end retail product.

  11. July 16, 2013 3:02 pm

    Reblogged this on My NBA Cards.

  12. ericjoshua permalink
    July 16, 2013 3:09 pm

    Yes Sean Elliot Super Pc!
    KUDOS to the players that signed On card!
    Love the new film edition set auto.
    Nice Design on that!

  13. Trevor G permalink
    July 16, 2013 3:12 pm

    Beautiful designs. I especially like the old school logo usage

  14. Sean permalink
    July 16, 2013 3:17 pm

    I guess I am in the minority here, I do not like these cards at all.
    The flmstrips are ok, but I just don’t like the design with the color photo at the bottom.
    The sticker autos are hideous, the on cards look so much nicer.

  15. July 16, 2013 4:27 pm

    Those stickers look horrible. The designs aren’t bad, but on a clean looking card, who would think that a sticker auto would be the best way to go.

  16. Andy permalink
    July 16, 2013 8:57 pm

    Love the look of the first set when the autos are big and on-card. I understand you can’t get every player to sign on card, but that set would be amazing if you got rid of the sticker autos which just completely take away from the aesthetics of the card. Also, you know it’s a bad sign when in the preview images, 6 or 7 of the stickers autos have the signatures partially cut off.

    Nice idea and with the players who signed on card this is a very nice set, but those stickers just look like they are floating on an island in that big signing area.

  17. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 17, 2013 10:46 am

    The film slide ones look most excellent. Way to go guys!

  18. Jordan Gramm permalink
    July 22, 2013 1:42 am

    This product would be top 3 of the season if you somehow could have gotten rid of the sticker autos…. I know you can’t get everyone to sign on card but man, those cards that are on card defiantly make this product look night and day different! It’s such a beautiful clean crisp card and that sticker just makes my stomach turn. Oh well, I will be going for the on cards :P I love the switch up of art work though! Very cool having all white then throwing in color bars of the player and stuff! Cool idea!

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