First look: 2012-13 Panini Brilliance basketball cards
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.
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