BREAKING: Panini America Leaks First Pics of 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball
A monumental shipment of boxes arrived hot off the presses from the Panini America production facility just this morning, offering the indisputable and stunning visual evidence that basketball collectors across the globe have been waiting more than two years for: 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball is coming — and it’s going to be spectacular.
For the first time since the 2010-11 NBA season, fans and collectors once again will have the opportunity to appreciate one of the most celebrated high-end brands in sports card history. This time, however, National Treasures is equipped with the landmark Double Rookie Class that promises to launch the 2012-13 release into a completely different stratosphere in terms of value, collectiblity and “Wow!”
Officials from the Panini America Acquisitions department have spent most of today counting, cataloging, ogling and quality controlling the newest National Treasures arrivals, and preparing to expedite them to the respective superstars on them for on-card autographs. Before they were safely boxed up, though, I was able to grab a few sneak-peek images — Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes and so many more — that promise to keep collectors on the edge of their seats — and covered in goose bumps.
The Panini America sales team is in the process of soliciting 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball to hobby shops right now, so be sure to check back with The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for a complete preview of all that the product has in store when it releases later this summer.
For now, though, and in honor of the 2013 NBA Finals tipping off tonight, feast your eyes on just some of the impeccable National Treasures rookie specimens in their pre-signed form. The next time you see these gems, they’ll be autographed.