2012/13 Panini Elite Basketball

This Wednesday brings the release of 2012/13 Panini Elite Basketball. Coming off a successful NBA All Star weekend that showcased the league’s biggest stars, basketball cards are definitely hot.  Two of the those stars, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant (both Panini Spokesmen), will be prominently featured in Elite.

In looking through the insert information as well as the preview images, Elite should be a solid break. There are a good mix of some big time hits as well as subsets that might appeal to set collectors. If we may, we’d say this set looks to have great overall “collectability”. The Passing the Torch dual autographs will be scorching hot, and the Rookie Inscription autographs are a nice new addition. Let’s take a further look at the product:

Box Breakdown:

  • 20 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • 3 Autographs and 1 Memorabilia Card Per Box
  • 2 Short Printed Rookie Cards Per Box
  • 200 Card Base Set, Four Base Set Parallels (Aspirations, Status, Gold Status, Black Status)


  • New Addition – Rookie Inscriptions Autographs (On Card Rookie Autograph Set printed on a clear plastic card stock)
  • Passing the Torch – Find Amazing Dual Autographs from the iconic Autographed Passing the Torch Set (Check out the Kobe Bryant/Kevin Durant preview card below)
  • Elite Signatures – Classically designed autograph set featuring today’s top NBA Players
  • Dominators – First debut of the dominators insert in basketball
  • Craftsmen – NBA players showcased
  • Also look for All-Time Greats Signatures as well as Elite Series and Rookie Elite Series Insert Sets

Preview Images:

We have pre-orders available for 2012/13 Panini Elite Basketball here, or you can check out our entire selection of basketball cards.


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