Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Boxes of 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball
Release-week Monday around Panini America HQ always seems a little bit like Christmas morning because that’s usually the day that we receive our marketing allotment of boxes for a given product. So you can just imagine how much that excitement is intensified on double-release weeks like this one — with both 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball and 2013 Rookies & Stars Football hitting the hobby on Wednesday.
Before the big release day, it has become customary for The Knight’s Lance to rip open an early box — or three — of each new product to create a teaser gallery that gives collectors an early idea of what to expect from our newest releases. We’ll follow up later today with 2013 Rookies & Stars Football, but this particular tease belongs exclusively to 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball.
The newest brand in the Panini America NBA family includes a stunning base-set design, the sweet acetate Inscriptions autographs and upgraded versions of venerable Elite staples such as Passing the Torch Autographs, Aspirations and Status parallels, and so much more.
To help adequately prepare you for what awaits on Wednesday, we just ripped through three boxes of the product to take you card-by-card through 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball.