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The Knick of Time: First Jeremy Lin Knicks Cards Coming in 2011-12 Hoops Basketball

February 13, 2012

For all of the throwback brilliance permeating the upcoming release of Panini America’s 2011-12 Hoops Basketball, there is at least one very new inclusion sure to resonate with basketball card collectors around the globe: Jeremy Lin’s first trading card featuring him as a member of the New York Knicks.

To date, all of Lin’s 2010-11 rookie-season cards — seemingly every one of them scorching — feature the sudden NBA sensation with his former team, the Golden State Warriors. But that will change in a huge way when 2011-12 Hoops releases on February 29, packing the first standard trading cards and autographed cards of Lin dribbling up court in his blue Knicks jersey.

Lin’s timely inclusion will no doubt provide a huge boost in appeal and value to a product already buzzing with momentum. You’ve got to love stories like this. Two weeks ago, Lin’s first Knicks autograph card likely would’ve been met with a lukewarm reception. In two weeks, most folks will consider it the must-have card in the set.

Here’s your exclusive first look at Lin’s first Knicks cards. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional information.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Nick Gauder permalink
    February 13, 2012 2:23 pm

    NIce! I hope this dude isnt a flash in the pan beause i think this is an amazing story. Its great for Harvard alum and its great for the Asian community and all the kids that see that hard work and determination pays off! Great job Panini!

  2. February 13, 2012 2:41 pm

    Great inclusion there, really hope he continues the hot play…love his story.

  3. Matt gilman permalink
    February 13, 2012 4:16 pm

    Nice looking stuff again Panini!

  4. February 13, 2012 7:09 pm

    Thats one nice looking card!

  5. February 14, 2012 3:09 am

    Nice! Can’t wait for it to come out soon!

  6. February 14, 2012 10:08 am

    Comes out in only 2 weeks from now! Product checklist please???

  7. andi permalink
    February 27, 2012 3:59 pm

    hello! how can i reserve the Jeremy lin knicks card and which site is selling it?? thanks!

    • February 27, 2012 4:54 pm

      The first Jeremy Lin Knicks cards will be available in packs of 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball. Which releases this week. You can find it in hobby shops, online sports card retailers and on Hope this helps.

  8. Mike permalink
    March 13, 2012 12:00 am

    I purchased the cards via the internet, and no show of Jeremy Lin’s card! False advertisement!, Never Again!

    • March 13, 2012 10:00 am

      Hey, Mike. All cards, including Jeremy Lin’s, are randomly inserted across the production run. We never said his card would be found in any given pack or box. Our apologies for any confusion.


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