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2012-13 Limited Basketball Stars in Special Episode of Panini Unwrapped (Checklist)

December 12, 2012


Late yesterday afternoon, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower ripped into two early boxes of 2012-13 Limited Basketball, a refreshingly reimagined installment of the venerable brand highlighted by radically redesigned Rookie Cards and the the innovative new revolution memorabilia card concept.

This special episode of Panini Unwrapped highlights just some of the excitement available in Limited’s diminutive but dynamic boxes. You can get more juicy details on the product in the Quality Control gallery, and be sure to check out the complete product checklist after the video.

Also, stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later this week for a special contest and a chance to win a box of the product as well as a few hits from this break.

First, enjoy the video . . .

And here’s the checklist: 2012-13 Limited Basketball Checklist

23 Comments leave one →
  1. December 12, 2012 9:47 am

    Some very nice hits such as the Luol Deng auto and I really like how Limited offers most cards that are numbered to 399 or less. It gives more incentive for collectors to buy the boxes since there definitely will be hits that are worth keeping for value. Thanks for another great Unwrapped!

  2. December 12, 2012 9:48 am

    Good Morning guys! Good Day Sir Tracy! Thank you for the review on this years 20102-13 Limited! Nice Deng Auto Jersey card! Sweet! and i LOVE that Marshon Brooks Die Cut auto! That is awesome! John Jenkins is cool too! I like the color on that Marcus Thornton Auto! My wife would love that JUST for the color and the player 🙂 The Jeff Hornacek Prime Patch is sweet! Thanks for the look!

  3. December 12, 2012 9:49 am

    Thanks for the video, Great looking product! Really like the rookie autos and the Home& Away Mem Cards!

  4. Winston Chiang permalink
    December 12, 2012 10:08 am

    no jeremy lin auto???

  5. Thomas permalink
    December 12, 2012 10:09 am

    Wish Damian Lillard was in this product. Would love to see him on acetate since he’ll win the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy this year.

  6. Eric Cabreros permalink
    December 12, 2012 10:58 am

    Great timing for the release of Panini Limited Basketball..12-12-12
    Those are lucky and very limited time!
    The rookie “$weet acetate” is the most interesting and will be very very sought out there in our hobby world…
    Seen the gallery yesterday. There are so many yummy new innovation. The design team should get a tons of credit for their new and very technologically and innovative minds. Great team You got there panini!
    Thanks rock star of the hobby Tracy Hackler and don’t call me James Harden Keith Hower for unwrapping and showing us what we could get and expect.
    Another thumbs up!
    We love it
    Take care y’all

  7. Jared permalink
    December 12, 2012 11:06 am

    Really like the look of the acetate rookie cards. Keep up the good work guys.

  8. Adrian Romero permalink
    December 12, 2012 11:10 am

    Hey Tracy how ya doin, I was wondering when you guys will be shipping out the rookie auto cards from the live October checklist?? Thank you

  9. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    December 12, 2012 11:20 am

    Another awesome Panini Unwrapped! Limited looks great. Panini’s NBA season is off to a roaring start

  10. Daniel permalink
    December 12, 2012 11:28 am

    These cards look awesome!!! Are the base cards numbered?

  11. gregmalloy permalink
    December 12, 2012 11:41 am

    No bill walton?

  12. rninete permalink
    December 12, 2012 1:30 pm

    Tracy with the Hot Box. I am looking forward to the scavenger hunt. Cheers guys!

    About the shine on the cards… is there a coating that can be applied to the cards to protect against grubby finger prints?

    • December 12, 2012 1:32 pm

      Good question. I would assume we’d have already started using it, but I will ask our production folks.

  13. Lorenz B. permalink
    December 12, 2012 4:11 pm

    I love it already! They look really nice.
    Those Jumbo Jersey with an incredible action photo is simply beautiful!
    Thanks Panini!

  14. hudsonfan15 permalink
    December 12, 2012 4:58 pm

    Nice breaks, looks like another solid year for Limited. Thanks Tracy!

  15. Jordan permalink
    December 12, 2012 5:21 pm

    Oh wow those Lights Out cards are cool. I really like the jumbo photo. I can only imagine how insane it would look with a patch! Very nicely done guys! I hope I hit the Powerball tonight so I can buy my first case of this product and many more lol. Tracy watch out my man, im coming for your job!

  16. Jeffery permalink
    December 12, 2012 9:46 pm

    I think the trophy cutouts for the trophy look pretty epicly sweet! keeping it innovative I like!
    Thanks for the episode like always!

  17. December 13, 2012 2:01 am

    Always love the acetate design for the rookie cards. Thanks for bringing it back to basketball! Always a great product every year. Looking forward to the scavenger hunt, always so fun to do those! Thanks for the preview Tracy & Hower!

  18. Graham Taylor permalink
    December 13, 2012 5:21 am

    Sweet cards! love the acertates!
    When are you going to get LaPhonso Ellis in one of your sets?

  19. Kevin permalink
    May 14, 2013 4:30 pm

    No one will probably read this, but I was reading Lillard’s wiki and I just thought of this 5 month old video.

    @ 6:00
    “And the card that will be the coolest out of this set is going to be the card of the eventual Rookie of the Year winner”

    If anything, make some unsigned acetate cards and throw them into NT!


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