First look: 2012-13 Select basketball cards

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

Select has returned.

Panini America announced on Thursday that it’s reviving an early 1990s creation — Select — and bringing it back on the hardwood.

The company revealed 2012-13 Select, will arrive in March with nods to the past Score brand and nods to a new line, Prizm, which launched late last month. The brand originally arrived back in 1993 with Score for baseball and then has been used throughout the years as part of the Donruss/Playoff portfolio of trademarks, which is now owned by Panini. It was last used in 2008 for a football set.

The newest product will include two seven-pack mini boxes per box with a total of four autographs, four Prizm cards and six more inserts.

The base set will include 100 autographed Rookie Cards while there will be 75 rookie memorabilia cards and 150 standard cards to find.

Inserts to be found in this one will include Select Stars and Hot Stars, which will have Prizm and White Hot parallels. The Prizm parallels will be found as Gold (/25) and Black (1/1) cards, too.

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.



  1. rick
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    More junk! Topps basketball anyone?

  2. Kingbudd
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    How is this any different then any of the other five releases so far this year? Only Prizm was unique, everything else is entry level and looks almost the same. Thanks for destroying the hobby Panini!

  3. RJ
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    What do the base cards look like?

  4. Posted December 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink


  5. backupgoalie
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    does panini have any original ideas or will they continue to pillage old releases ?

  6. Jackie Martling
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    …funny enough, I happen to be VERY picky and don’t actually have a problem with these.

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