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.

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. kris 5 March, 2013 at 21:12

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

  2. Ed 6 March, 2013 at 09:48

    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?


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