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Panini Peek: 2013-14 Crusade Basketball

March 11, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 Crusade Basketball Main

In early April, the collecting crusade that captivated hardcore hoops fans last year, is coming back for a whole new season — and this time, it’s bringing a lower price point, a lower print run and even more Crusade cards with it. Rest assured, Panini America’s 2013-14 Crusade Basketball will pack a few more surprises, too. Due out April 7, each box of 2013-14 Crusade Basketball will deliver 18 Crusade inserts, one autograph card and one memorabilia card, all for a cost-effective $70 SRP.

Company officials are adding three new collectible colors to the Crusade rainbow this year (including Teals numbered to 299, Orange Die-Cuts numbered to 99 and Golds numbered to just 10) and bringing back popular brand staples such as Quest Memorabilia (featuring a prime parallel).

Other highlights of 2013-14 Crusade Basketball include . . .

  • High Praise Ink: Featuring autographs from some of the NBA’s biggest stars.
  • Apprentice Signatures: Featuring autographs from the top rookies of 2013-14.
  • All-new autographs sets including Hardwood Homage and Sultans of Springfield featuring signatures from legends of the game and members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 2013-14 Crusade Basketball features a 150-card base set with 50 Rookie Cards and 50 Legends (both of which fall roughly one in three packs); the base insert lineup includes Nobility, Royalty and Knight Court sets that are paralleled by Silver (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10) and Black 1/1 parallels.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2013-14 Crusade Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this first extended sneak peek:

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2014 5:31 pm

    Nice designs on this set! And the Apprentice Signatures are SURE to be HOT! Thanks Tracy and Panini for the sneak peak! Can’t wait to see more!

  2. ericjoshua permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:59 pm

    With being one auto and memorabilia.
    It surely will draw higher price for it.
    Yes Sir Tracy Crusade has been one of the Favorites among collectors.
    Anything that shines with low numbered inserts will always draw buzz.

    • Tim permalink
      March 11, 2014 11:02 pm

      are all the crusade inserts like pictured above going to be refractor version? /299 /99 /10?

    • Texasjoe permalink
      March 12, 2014 5:47 am

      Wrong. This was my perfect product last year. 6 hits. 3 auto & 3 mem plus the crusade. Now it’s only 1 auto 1 mem. I don’t think it’s going to go well with collectors. Panini had me as a huge fan of this product buying it by the case. Now I don’t think I’ll even get a box… Just like Titanium. So many people were disappointed with the price vs what you got.

  3. harynjk permalink
    March 12, 2014 3:41 am

    The Crusade Insert cards were one of the nicest looking cards last year, i guess that will be the case again.
    18 Crusade inserts per box means 18 pack/box?

  4. Dan G. permalink
    March 12, 2014 5:30 am

    Crusade looks sharp again this year.

  5. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    March 12, 2014 8:05 am

    The base set is just plain beautiful!

  6. Scott permalink
    March 12, 2014 8:51 am

    Never been a fan of this set, but am intrigued by the HOF signatures

  7. March 13, 2014 1:25 pm

    Will the Crusade product be in a retail version?

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