First look: 2012-13 Immaculate Collection Basketball


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor

Panini America is ramping up its patch cards with the debut of 2012-13 Immaculate Collection basketball.

Actually, Panini wrote on its blog that Immaculate Collection would deliver some of the most unique NBA memorabilia cards ever made.

This high-end product will feature six cards with four hits in every box. Collectors should expect to find an Autograph Patch Rookie Card (numbered to 99 or less), one autograph or autograph patch, one memorabilia card and an additional autograph or mem card.

If some of the memorabilia cards look familiar, it’s because Panini states the idea for the set came about from the reaction to Prime Hockey, with the latest release scheduled to come out this month. Prime Hockey focused heavily on its memorabilia cards, creating patches that could be put together like a jigsaw puzzle.

For Immaculate Collection, Panini is doing much of the same, but also adding other types of memorabilia cards. The highlights include:
– Six Star Logos: a six-Logoman Booklet 1-of-1
– Immaculate Caps: player-worn hats
– Immaculate Insignias memorabilia cards with team-specific insignias found on the back and chest areas of game-worn jerseys.
– Immaculate Logos memorabilia cards with oversized pieces of logos, numbers and commemorative patches.
– All-Star Lineage and Title Winners Autographs: Players who have won an NBA Championship or appeared in an All-Star Game. All will be numbered to the number of a times the featured player has won a title or appeared in an All-Star Game.

Immaculate Collection is scheduled to come out on October 16.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Basketball. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.



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  1. Hutch 14 August, 2013 at 13:11

    Definitely like the look of the product however Panini have more than made the most of their exclusive NBA license this year. My feel is the Panini NBA range is has gone a little too wide and am hoping next year they tighten it up the number of product releases over the season. Hoping to see some more low end products with super hard-to-hit auto’s and patches included – rather than too many high end products with guaranteed hits.

  2. Chris 14 August, 2013 at 13:18

    Cool to see Panini going for something different with their way too many NBA products. I vow to get the patch with that Raptor’s eye!

  3. jackson depree 14 August, 2013 at 13:47

    looks good, but just another money grab for the double rookie class! Too many rookie cards of these players are going to destroy their prices….down goes national treasures, here is another 1000 nba logoman’s!!!

  4. Josh Mintz 14 August, 2013 at 14:22

    Enough is enough – Panini now has over 20 products with a 12/13 label (and this doesn’t include the sticker product). It’s absolute overkill:

    Absolute Memorabilia
    Gold Standard
    Past & Present
    Timeless Treasures
    Totally Certified

  5. Doug 14 August, 2013 at 16:29

    Panini please put 12/13 to bed. The seasons is over and your killing RC values through market saturation.

  6. Joe 14 August, 2013 at 18:22

    That’s total of 23 basketball products for the 2012/13. Half of which wasn’t worth the paper they were printed on. Can’t wait until they “over kill” football.

  7. Gary Mills 16 August, 2013 at 05:57

    Quoting Bachman-Turner Overdrive………” You ain’t seen nothing yet “……… Coming Soon : Panini Flawless Basketball……….suggested retail is $ 1,200 per pack !!

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