2012-2013 Timeless Treasures Basketball Box Break & Review

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The 150-card base set is all printed on thick card stock.  I’m not sure what Panini means when it comes to the Glass Rookie signatures that claim to be using “never-before-seen autograph technology”.  They’re nothing more than a sticker autograph placed on a clear piece of plastic.  I say if you’re going to make a card with a see-through element, make the entire card see-through using acetate.  Panini has started to use larger sticker autographs for certain cards.  I noticed this with 12-13 Absolute.  If you make the sticker as big as the card itself, is it considered an on-card autograph?  Probably not.  Also, Panini claims that each box should have one on-card autograph.  All three autographs I pulled are stickers.

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Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

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You should find three “hits” inside each tin.

I pulled the following:

Autos

  • Steve Smith Timeless Signatures #’ed/199
  • Tyler Honeycutt Glass Rookie Auto #’ed/499
  • Harrison Barnes Glass Rookie Auto #’ed/499

Base

  • Carlos Boozer #34
  • Steve Nash #46
  • Jason Kidd #90
  • Brook Lopez #96

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Overall, I give 2012-2013 Timeless Treasures 2.5 basketballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I see it as your average Panini quick-thrill basketball product.  This product does have its share of on-card autographs that don’t look half bad – Time To Shine and Treasured Ink.  Some will have that boxed-in feeling more than others.  It was fun to break!

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