First look: 2012-13 Certified basketball cards


By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

They’re baaaaacccccck.

Panini America released the first glimpses at its latest forthcoming 2012-13 NBA card line on Friday, and it’s Totally Certified, which will include the return of a perhaps-controversial but strong-selling type of unique basketball card.

What is it? The Panini HRX video trading cards.

Certified took a year off as part of the NBA lockout-shortened product lineup last year but will return in November with the HRX cards and plenty of micro-etched foil madness that marked the previous year’s release. This time around, each six-pack box will include six autograph or memorabilia cards with a minimum of three sigs in each box.


The 300-card base set will include a minimum of 75 Rookie Cards  each found in several colors as is expected from the brand’s popular rookie season — among them the Totally Green (/5) and Totally Black (1/1) parallels. Also included will be Rookie Roll Call inserts — autographed — along with Totally Signatures and Totally Memorabilia versions.

The memorabilia cards also will include prime and multi-color swatch versions.

That’s all for the details that Panini America released in advance for this one, so stay tuned to and Beckett Basketball for the latest when it becomes available.

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.




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  1. Cory Furlong 25 August, 2012 at 13:06

    I dont collect basketball too much anymore but the Panini HRX video trading cards are cool in my opinion. If and when they are let into baseball I can see personalized cards. Say a video of the athlete actually signing the card? Or perhaps somethig to the effect of Pete Rose saying “Sorry I bet on baseball”. The sky is really the limit with these multimedia cards.

  2. charles 25 August, 2012 at 16:44

    these card are not my cup of tea, i mean are they rechargeable, can you replace the battery when it’s gone, the card has to much limitation to it. if they are going to do this they need to all be at least have auto’s on them, to help keep some value.

  3. afff 26 August, 2012 at 23:49

    if they are like the other versions that they put out i would say that the prices will be through the roof. I like the idea of it, if it showed him signing the actual card or having a personal message that would match the serial number on the card itself. EX: “I signed card 5/5 on Aug 26, 2012.”

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