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2011-12 Past & Present Basketball Begins to Take Shape: A Panini America Mini Gallery

April 12, 2012

Strolling down the aisle in the Panini America production department earlier this week, I was struck by a vibrantly-hued uncut sheet of throwback bliss standing guard next to Production Manager Andre Jackson.

Upon closer inspection, that oversized spectacle turned out to be my first live look at the stunning Bread for Health insert in the upcoming 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball. From the captivating combination of colors to the aging of the primary photos, there’s a lot to love in this reimagining of an old-school classic.

Just hours later, some of the first on-card autographs from the product — in this case cards from the Modern Marks insert — arrived back in Acquisitions. Short story long, I felt it was time to share some of this sneak-peek goodness with loyal readers of The Knight’s Lance.

Enjoy, and stay tuned for additional updates.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2012 3:12 pm

    Hey Tracy, thanks as always! Are Ersan Ilyasova, Luc Mbah a Moute, or Larry Sanders in Past & Present or Limited??

    • April 12, 2012 3:48 pm

      Fair questions. This from the esteemed Keith Hower from our NBA product development team:

      Ersan Ilyasova-Common, Silver Spotlight, Gold Spotlight, and Platinum Spotlight

      Gold Standard:
      Ersan Ilyasova-Gold, Platinum Gold, Black Gold, Signs of Gold Autographs

  2. April 12, 2012 3:16 pm

    Looks amazing! Thanks for the preview.

  3. Matt Gilman permalink
    April 12, 2012 3:17 pm

    What can I say….incredible images as always! thanks for giving us Knights Lance readers the first pics of what is so far an incredible start to the Panini lineup of NBA products this year! Gotta love the throwback colors as well!

  4. April 12, 2012 3:34 pm

    where are the rookies??

  5. Kingbudd permalink
    April 12, 2012 3:39 pm

    I already pre-ordered two boxes and two boxes of the 2011-12 Limited. Can’t wait for May to get here already.

  6. byronscott4ever permalink
    April 12, 2012 4:07 pm

    So is it Past & Present because of the use of a Past theme with Present players or are there retired players in there? Who am I kidding, just let me know if Byron Scott is in there and I’ll go from there…..

  7. April 12, 2012 4:11 pm

    Those modern marks cards look great… super clean, nice work.

  8. April 12, 2012 6:46 pm

    Looks like an interesting product, those Team USA autos really pop. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  9. April 12, 2012 9:30 pm

    Love the on-card content in this product.

  10. April 12, 2012 10:32 pm

    Any Rays in upcoming releases? πŸ™‚ Just did some googling and found an old Bread for Health Mikan diecut so I know what set you are paying homage to now. They look different i’l definetly be getting a few!

  11. Kingbudd permalink
    April 13, 2012 5:26 pm

    Any word on any giveaway’s? Must be shipping within the next couple of weeks so…. bring on the fun!

  12. blance permalink
    April 13, 2012 9:21 pm


  13. April 14, 2012 6:13 am

    Need rookies!!!!!!!!

  14. April 14, 2012 3:57 pm

    Love that Kevin Love on-card auto. The yellow of those Bread for Energy cards looks sweat!!!

  15. Lob City permalink
    April 15, 2012 6:59 pm

    How many CP3 autos are there in his Clippers uniform? This is his first card in the Clips uniform right?

  16. Jason permalink
    April 24, 2012 1:10 am

    Can you let me know if there are any Chris Mullin cards ? πŸ™‚

  17. April 24, 2012 8:24 am

    very nice! any chance Rasheed is in P&P,Gold Standard or Limited?


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