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Inside Flawless: The Spectacular Autograph Lineup for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball

October 4, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Flawless Basketball Autos (84)

There’s no denying that we’ve delivered some monumental looks inside Panini America’s upcoming 2012-13 Flawless Basketball already this week. But we’re about to inject your Friday afternoon with another dose of Flawlessness. From coast to coast and from message board to message board, the most expensive product in Panini America history has the collectibles industry buzzing. That buzz is about to intensify considerably.

Today — hot on the heels of bringing you the official trailer for 2012-13 Flawless Basketball, the first look at the set’s diamond- and emerald-embedded base cards and the set’s spectacular jumbo memorabilia cards — we’re delivering your first extended look at the spectacular on-card autographs permeating the product. From the greatest legends of all time to the best current superstars to the hottest rookies, chances are there’s some impeccable ink that strikes a chord with you in the gallery that follows.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance next week when you Flawless unveiling continues in earnest.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2013 4:02 pm

    price aside, this will reset the bar for high end products

    • mike permalink
      October 4, 2013 5:27 pm

      Seems hard to put price aside. One pack is the cost of a case of High-end. I love your products but you have taken a hobby that is already super expensive and added a product that is unattainable to the common collector. Where do we draw a line on collecting and GIANT MONEY GRAB by the industry. Too many times the industry tries to promote collecting but turns around and tries to get you to spend a car payment or rent on a product.

  2. harynjk permalink
    October 4, 2013 4:52 pm

    Wow words can’t describe what i just saw here…. 🙂
    Another David Robinson auto what i can only dream about!

  3. ThePinoyMamba Eric/Joshua permalink
    October 4, 2013 5:01 pm

    It is already the highest Standard of Basketball cards ever produced.

    • PinoyKingJames permalink
      October 4, 2013 5:18 pm

      higher than mount everest
      taller than the empire state
      the best of the best
      lets join a group break together
      and get those mojos…

      truly exemplary

  4. Carlos permalink
    October 4, 2013 5:42 pm

    Any JJ Barea cards in immaculate or in this product?

    • That One Guy permalink
      October 5, 2013 10:47 am

      I pray ( at over 1200 dollars a box ) that this is a joke~ You would pay 1200 + per box to get a chance at JJ Barea ? You would expect a normal buyer to be ok with a JJ Barea card out of a 1200 dollar + box ?

  5. October 4, 2013 7:23 pm

    I don’t think there is any doubt that these are very nice cards. Actually, at the price they retail, they should be very nice cards. The question is, will there be enough super premium collectors out there that are willing to fork out the money for the product. Heck, I joined a group break just to draft one card and it cost me over $150! $150+ for just one card! This more than doubles the next most expensive product out on the market.

  6. Nick Gauder permalink
    October 4, 2013 7:37 pm

    Wow Amazing, Flawless gallery!! I’m speechless!

  7. October 4, 2013 8:03 pm

    One word: Incredible

  8. Bernie permalink
    October 4, 2013 9:23 pm

    I say this as a HUGE FAN and Spender of Panini Products. But making a box that is Over way Over $1,000 a box is CRAZY. What Hard working person will spend their Rent money on one box of this??? I Prefer the More Affordable Boxes. In the $100-$200 a Box Range. Not Everyone is a Millionaire

  9. October 4, 2013 10:54 pm

    Just when we thought National Treasures was the standard of all products, here comes Flawless. This product has everything: Great Design, Low Production, Only Game Used Patches, Only the 25 most collectible Rookies from TWO Great Drafts, and autographs of the greatest basketball players from the last 50 years (missing just a few).

    I can’t wait to hold these beauties in my hand on Wednesday.

  10. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 5, 2013 5:47 am

    Very nice design on these.

  11. Tung Le permalink
    October 5, 2013 8:36 am

    I see that a few random cards are encapsulated in a one touch and then sealed, will all the cards be like this?

    • October 5, 2013 8:41 am

      Not all of them. But two in each briefcase will be. The other eight cards in each briefcase will come in their own Flawless box.

  12. Steven permalink
    October 5, 2013 12:30 pm

    Tracy, as you mentioned before, the target audience for Flawless isn’t average collectors, it is definitely for consumers with more disposable income. And these consumers open these products for the thrill of chasing “THE” card. Like the dual Lebron/Jordan Logoman from 2003-04 exquisite or Kyrie Logoman RPA 1/1 from this year’s NT. So far, coming from as a high end collector, I really haven’t seen the true ” CHASE” card yet. I really hope you really have more dazzling tricks up your sleeves in your next previews otherwise most of the high end collectors will be greatly disappointed.

    • October 6, 2013 7:29 am

      Stay tuned . . . we have more coming next week.

      • Change007 permalink
        October 8, 2013 10:57 am

        Will there be any new announcements in regards to your remaining tricks up your sleeves for Flawless? The chase cards are indeed what collectors like myself are highly anticipating.

  13. hard2guardtoo permalink
    October 5, 2013 1:45 pm

    How thick are these cards and what size top loaders will I need for them?

  14. October 5, 2013 6:25 pm

    This set could be legendary, these autos are really stellar. Thanks Tracy!

  15. Steven permalink
    October 7, 2013 12:25 pm

    Tracy, I hear a rumor that Flawless is delayed until the 25th of October. Is this true?

    • October 7, 2013 1:51 pm

      That is true. We need a little more time to make sure this is 100 percent redemption-free.

      • Steven permalink
        October 7, 2013 3:20 pm

        Thank you for the response Tracy. I thought you guys packed them out over the weekend? or are you planning to put bigger “chase” cards in the product? : ) Any more updates today?

      • Adam permalink
        October 7, 2013 5:11 pm

        But didn’t you say last week that you were at the “pack out”? I don’t understand.

      • October 7, 2013 5:17 pm

        Yes, pack out did begin last week. It will reconvene soon.

      • MIB permalink
        October 8, 2013 4:21 am

        Will Immaculate delay too? I just wonder how can 2 high-end products be release in a week?

      • Change007 permalink
        October 8, 2013 6:33 am

        Will there be more tricks up your sleeves announced today or this week?

      • October 8, 2013 6:42 am

        We’ll have another preview to share tomorrow.

  16. Change007 permalink
    October 7, 2013 12:33 pm

    Just in time for the Flawless release!
    ‘Flawless’ White Diamond Sells For $30.6 Million At Hong Kong Auction

  17. Magicpenny permalink
    October 9, 2013 11:31 am

    The bar has not been set, unless you include the greatest player ever, and greatest player now. Otherwise nothing ground shaking about product.

  18. Alex permalink
    November 1, 2013 2:18 pm

    Hey guys,
    Anyone have an idea what size “one-touch” magnetic card holder will fit these flawless cards?? ie. 100 pt., 130 pt. etc????


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