By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Panini America hopes its next new basketball card line is, well, intriguing.
The NBA’s sole trading card licensee announced yet another new brand for the 2012-13 season, and it’s Intrigue, a new high-end brand that includes a set within a set.
Set to arrive in August, 2012-13 Intrigue will include two packs per tin with one pack being a six-card pack of Intrigue and the second being a five-card pack of Intriguing Players cards, the company said.
The standard set will include just 100 cards accented by 15 insert sets, while the Intriguing Players set will be 200 cards of just 20 top players.
Among the inserts in this one will be seven autograph insert sets: Impact Rookies, Immortalized Autos (50 cards with two parallel versions), Red White and Blue (USA Basketball, with parallels), Rookie auto mem (60 players with patch versions), Winning Ink (50 cards), Slam Ink and Dunk Company.
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