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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Tins of 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball

November 12, 2013

Panini America 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball Teaser (7)

Simply, I can’t think of a better way to return to the office following an eventful and productive four days at the 2013 Toronto Fall Expo than to be greeted by the first live boxes of 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball. After months of appetite-whetting wonderment, release week finally has arrived — a pivotal moment that became abundantly clear as soon as I walked into the marketing office this morning.

So I grabbed two tins of the highly anticipated product before I even docked my laptop and logged in. I opened them almost as quickly and captured images of every card I discovered to bring you the following Teaser Gallery.

Enjoy this two-tin sneak peek — which includes an absolutely ridiculous Scottie Pippen memorabilia card among myriad other highlights — and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for a revealing Panini Unwrapped episode starring 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball and Product Director Karvin Cheung.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew McKay (WildEagle) permalink
    November 12, 2013 11:31 am

    I don’t really follow basketball and only collect it a little bit but man you guys nail the products. Makes me want to add more to my collecting habit.

  2. Michael permalink
    November 12, 2013 11:34 am

    1st box was brutal

    • November 12, 2013 12:18 pm

      It may not be a ‘money maker’ but I don’t think you can really consider a box with a Kareem Abdul Jabbar Auto, Larry Bird Jumbo Jersey and a Faried RPA as a brutal box.

    • Sean Thomas permalink
      November 12, 2013 12:18 pm

      Agreed, I thought the second box was going to be worse until the Pippen Patch

  3. November 12, 2013 11:35 am

    Wow very awesome product. I wish i could find some way to get a tin. Very nice job as always. You always bring the boom

  4. November 12, 2013 11:36 am

    Love the Pippen but would love a checklist even more!

  5. November 12, 2013 11:37 am

    Is it Wednesday yet? Can’t wait. It feels like Basketball Collecting Christmas!

  6. Josh R permalink
    November 12, 2013 11:47 am

    nice redemption

  7. November 12, 2013 11:51 am

    Is it safe to assume that these two boxes were repackaged and sent out? I’m guessing that Pippen is a pretty desirable card.

  8. November 12, 2013 11:58 am

    Cool stuff! can’t wait for Panini’s Black Friday promo!!

  9. November 12, 2013 1:02 pm

    oh man, checklist please… If I can only get into breaks for this price point, a checklist would be sweet… Basketball is definitely Panini’s slam dunk product line this year, followed in my opinion by hockey, then football. Wish you could steal away the MLB license… Can we petition to make that happen?

  10. PinoyAirJordan permalink
    November 12, 2013 1:07 pm

    Great design, but wish the Pippen patch were in a Bulls uniform. Also, still upset that one of my Panini Flawless “hits” was damaged before being sealed and encased by Panini (Panini won’t replace even though it was factory damaged).

  11. November 12, 2013 7:26 pm

    Wow what a nice looking product. Clean lines, the cards design just pops out at you. The overall design looks great and this is coming from a guy who doesn’t even collect basketball. If your an NBA fan you’ll wanna get some. Hell makes me wanna get some…

  12. November 12, 2013 11:44 pm

    Hi Tracy, I just got a redemption card for Kyrie Irving Premium patches chinese red ver, did he signed the cards or I need to wait long time?

  13. Jim permalink
    November 13, 2013 1:54 am

    Come on guys!!?? This product will sell in the neighborhood of $600 per 6-card “tin” or more. It looks like Immaculate is back into the “huge historic double rookie class” with the likes of O’Quinn, Singleton & Leuer making up the 3 autos from box 2. I thought these last 2 HIGH-END products of the 12-13 season were going to forsake the low-end rooks. Flawless did but it appears Immaculate has them in full force. Talk about a brutal box… try #2. Even with the Pippen patch, I’d be upset with those 3 autos from the same tin.

  14. November 13, 2013 9:01 am

    I really can not understand why Panini can not post a checklist on time before the product releases.sometimes you do but most of the time we collectors have to ask all over again.

    i dont want to sound rude but IMO this is the least thing Panini should do for collectors.
    i do not want to buy a product if i dont know if any of my players are in there.

    thank you

  15. Peter permalink
    November 13, 2013 3:56 pm

    Just looked at the checklist, what the heck is “Chinese Red”?! What idiot decided to put that as a colour? As usual, the Panini Police won’t have the courage to post this on their blog but what about having the guts to email me a response.

  16. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 14, 2013 10:23 am


  17. Adam permalink
    November 14, 2013 2:36 pm

    I wish Panini would put out a football product like this that actually has more than 1 Vet auto per case. That would be great!

  18. November 15, 2013 5:57 am

    Some pretty impressive hits in there, here’s hoping Panini brings this program to other sports soon. Thanks Tracy!


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