Skip to content

Court Gestures: Panini America’s Select and Preferred Products Begin to Take Shape

February 6, 2013

Panini America Preferred & Select Update (55)

The Panini America hoops hobby headlines that began this morning with the revelation that 2012-13 Elite Basketball would include the company’s first Dwyane Wade autographs continue this afternoon with a rather seismic sneak peek at two upcoming juggernauts: 2012-13 Select Basketball and 2012-13 Preferred Basketball.

Both products are in various stages of the development cycle as we speak. The on-card Prizm-technology autographs for Select Basketball are being returned to Panini America HQ at a rapid clip these days; Preferred’s Silhouettes, Panini’s Choice Awards and Preferred Signatures cards landed late yesterday afternoon, literally hot off the presses from the printing facility.

These and any other finished Select cards that arrive in the coming days will join their cardboard counterparts back at the production facility to await collation and packout. These Preferred beauties are being counted, cataloged and QC’d at this very minute before being shipped to their repsective NBA stars for signing.

Regardless of where they are in the process, they’re absolutely worth admiring. We’ll continue to provide updates on these products in the coming days and weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance, so stay tuned. Until then, though, feast on this eye candy . . .

31 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2013 1:31 pm

    I love the die-cut players over the patch/jersey swatch. Very cool.

  2. February 6, 2013 1:35 pm

    you guys didnt change the design on the triangle cards at all 😦

  3. byronscott4ever permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:39 pm

    Silhouettes still look nice…nice to see different players get nice patch cards

  4. February 6, 2013 1:40 pm

    Jaw dropping in their design and presentation (and that’s before the Blue majesty of the on card sigs)! Well done again Panini!

  5. kollectornet permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:43 pm

    You guys got it going on with the Die-Cuts, silhouettes, and limited parallels. Got us seeing Gold.

  6. hudsonfan15 permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:47 pm

    Those Select autographs look incredible! The Silhouette prime autos were some very highly sought after inserts last year so its great to see them return this year. Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  7. Randall B permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:53 pm

    Please tell me there will be a Jimmer Shil?

  8. Brian Suleymanov permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:53 pm

    Will Derrick Rose be included in the Panini Preferred Silhouettes subset this year?

  9. barcafan1033 permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:57 pm

    Great looking products. I really like the technology and design of Select, but these initial cards look very similar to Prizm. I am sure the overall set has enough differentiation for both brands to be good additions the the basketball collecting lineup.

    Preferred was my favorite product last year and I am really excited for it this year. The Silhoeuette’s are stunning. Definitely will be looking forward to getting my hands on a few of them. Do you know approximately how many patch silhouettes will be falling per case?

    Thanks for the preview

  10. Travis Stevens permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:07 pm

    I have to agree that Select looks like Prizm ver 2.0. C’mon graphics team! Silhouettes are beautiful like always.

  11. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:12 pm

    Wow I can’t keep my jaw from staying opened. Stunning stuff to say the least. Can’t wait for some of these highly anticipated releases!

    The Silhouettes though have my attention the most!

  12. Ken permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:14 pm

    wow silhouettes looks awesome. very nice prime patches. umm select is a little funny lookin though…. Prizm anyone?

  13. February 6, 2013 2:15 pm

    I pulled the 2/3 emerald diecut Kobe auto last year and I’m gonna do it again this year! Silhouettes look great and Select looks very promising.

  14. February 6, 2013 2:40 pm

    Great looking cards. Select looks even better than Prizm! I gotta wonder, will National Treasures be making a comeback this year?

  15. Robert Fernandez permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:21 pm

    I always love the silhouettes cards but this years version looks different , I don’t no if iam the only one who noticed the box where the patches go is a lot smaller than last years

  16. Justin permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:42 pm

    This is what i like to see!!!

    Looks amazing.. actually physced for this product cant wait!
    Any melo autos??

  17. February 6, 2013 3:54 pm

    Is D.Rose signing anything this year =(

  18. Eric Cabreros permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:11 pm

    Wow! Looks really Promising! Those Looks great Just ready to get A John Hancock on them!
    The Select will be a favourite in chase of those Finite 1/1 Prizm and Preferred as always will be the Alpha Dog of all cards!

  19. mrnnyceguy168 permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:04 pm

    These are some awesome previews of a couple of products that I’m very looking forward to. Those Silhouettes have always been one of the sickest cards I’ve ever seen. Any chance that Rudy Gay signed in any of these products? Thanks for the preview Tracy!

  20. Vincenzo, Milan permalink
    February 7, 2013 8:19 am

    Oh MY !!! A Van Exel Auto Patch ! Maybe his Best card ever seen ! Silhouettes, Preferred and Select Auto have actually an excellent design. You guys (and ladies) at Panini America deserve an A+.

  21. Jordan permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:04 am

    Those jersey cards are so sexy! The things I’d do for that Irving card…. Lol keep it up guys! The players over the cut jerseys is a really cool idea and look!

  22. Jonathan permalink
    February 7, 2013 2:07 pm

    Awesome stuff Tracy !! Looks great and those Select cards really have some pop to them!! I always love the silhouettes and the Panini’s choice awards cards, so this will be some big chases for me. Keep up the great job, and I look forward to seeing more B-ball cards as they are made.

  23. Jordan permalink
    February 8, 2013 11:41 am

    Tracy, can we get some release dates and MSRP for Select, Crown Royal, & Preffered? Thanks!

  24. stivsolo permalink
    February 12, 2013 2:29 am

    Is the scheduled release for Preferred still March or has it been pushed back?

  25. February 14, 2013 1:01 am

    please get other 2000-2003 LAKERS autographs! in lakers uniforms!

  26. Revad09 permalink
    February 14, 2013 10:06 am

    Great !
    Is the Panini Prefered Signatures Set ON CARD this year ?


  1. Anonymous
  2. Does anyone have the full checklist, for 2012-13 Panini Preferred Basketball yet? - Blowout Cards Forums
  3. Preferred Selections: Panini America Basks in the Brilliance of New Basketball Arrivals | The Official Panini America Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: