Panini Peek: 2012-13 Elite Basketball
With each new Panini Peek NBA product preview we post, we’re really starting to enjoy and appreciate the true potential of a full season’s worth of releases. After a most non-traditional 2011-12 season limited us to just five new products (NBA Hoops, Preferred, Past & Present, Limited and Gold Standard), the 2012-13 roster is starting to come together nicely.
The collectibles world is already buzzing about next month’s release of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball and we recently previewed returning juggernaut 2012-13 Contenders Basketball, which releases in early January. Today, we’re pulling the curtain back on yet another industry staple: 2012-13 Elite Basketball.
Launching in early February, 2012-13 Elite Basketball will deliver some of collecting’s most beloved inserts across all sports, including Passing the Torch Autographs, Aspirations and Status parallels and autographed Rookie Cards printed on clear acetate card stock.
Elite’s 200-card base set is bolstered by 100 on-card-signed Rookie Inscriptions Autographs, four parallels (Aspirations, Status, Gold Status and Black Status), four memorabilia insert sets (each with Prime versions) and five unique autograph inserts. Each box of 2012-13 Elite Basketball (five cards per pack, 20 packs per box) will deliver three autographs and one memorabilia card.
The insert roster is highlighted by such brand staples as Elite Signatures, All-Time Greats Signatures, Dominators, Craftsmen and both Elite Series and Rookie Elite Series.
We’ll have much more on Elite’s exciting return to the hardwood in the coming days and weeks. But for now, simply enjoy this revealing first look . . .