(05-14-2012 05:01 PM)taffster74 Wrote: Because of the lockout there was no rookie photoshoot, no training camp, no pre-season, no summer league - essentially no opportunity whatsoever to get photo's. Now I know people will say what about the photo's of players in their new uni's for hoops? Those were more than likely squeezed in last minute (especially the lin) and i can just imagine the chaos caused getting those few printed. Imagine chaos trying to get not only players in new team unis but also most of - if not an entire - rookie crop onto cards in a matter of a few days? That's one thing a lot of people who do complain don't seem to be able to comprehend - the lolgistics side of the issue.
(05-15-2012 12:43 PM)jchavestx Wrote: All of this "we didnt have time to get the photos" is pure BS. If I recall after the 1998-99 NBA Lockout (which ended January 20th 1999). Topps and others still put out rookie cards that year. That was over a decade ago. Has Panini regressed till before 1999? Obviously they have.
By the way, in case you are wondering, Dirk Nowitzki had 18 different base rookie cards for the 1998-99 50 game NBA Lockout shortened season.
You SUCK panini.