First look: 2012-13 Panini Brilliance basketball cards

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

Panini America has yet another new basketball card line for NBA collectors — and this one’s brilliant.

It’s brilliant as in shining brightly and that’s exactly what 2012-13 Panini Brilliance will do when it arrives in late May.

With two autographs, one memorabilia card and 15 more additional inserts in every 20-pack hobby box Brilliance will include a shining example of a large basketball base set as well.

The base set will include 300 cards and each will be paralleled via a “starburst” as well as Artist Proofs.

For the autograph collectors, there will be a 240-card offering of Marks of Brilliance and 60 more Brilliant Beginnings Rookie Cards.

For game-used fans Panini is promising Game Time Jerseys and a City to City insert as well that will have more than one memorabilia piece inside the cards.

Standard insert sets will include a 20-card set called Team Tomorrow, a 100-card monster called Spellbound, a 20-card Scorers Inc. set, 15 Magic Numbers and a 25-card Hall of Fame-focused offering, too.

Each box will contain 13 inserts as well as two parallels.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.




very nice looking. can we see other examples other then kobe everytime. this guy named lebron james i hear is pretty good

Posted March 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

Is this Panini’s 20th set produced under the 2012-13 basketball heading?

Do you have any idea how many more 2012-13 basketball sets they will produce?


Posted March 6, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink
Jeffrey Detter

City to City was my idea I had proposed and sent into Panini!

Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

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