2012-2013 Panini Prestige Basketball Box Break & Review

Design: Photobucket

As soon as I saw the base set, the first thing that came to mind was 2012 Score Football.  The base set has a blank area at the bottom, which looks like it needs something there.


The bottom looks too empty.  What could go there?


Pipino the Knight looks good down there.  You rarely see him on cards.


Or you could go with my personal favorite.  Fill the area with Tracy Hackler heads 🙂  Mr. Hackler is the Hobby Marketing Manager for Panini America.

The design isn’t that bad.  Very glossy finish with a bright color photo on the front.  Jersey cards are a dime a dozen in today’s hobby, and patches probably aren’t that far behind, but I do like the look of the True Colors memorabilia cards.

Price: Photobucket

Boxes are currently selling for $96.00.

“Hit” Quality: Photobucket

Every box promises (3) autographs and (1) memorabilia card.

I pulled the following:


  • Luol Deng Prestigious Pros Auto
  • Tyler Zeller Prestigious Picks Auto
  • Nikola Vucevic Prestigous Picks Auto


  • Russell Westbrook True Colors Jersey
  • Ricky Rubio True Colors Jersey
  • Deron Williams Inside The Numbers 2-color Patch #’ed/25


  • Courtney Lee Bonus Shots #’ed/249

Franchise Favorites

  • Kevin Love #24
  • Andre Iguodala #22
  • Blake Griffin #11

Stars of the NBA

  • Tyson Chandler #11
  • Raymond Felton #22
  • Rudy Gay #13

Hardcourt Heroes

  • Carmelo Anthony #2


  • Jeremy Lamb #203
  • Kyle O’Quinn #247
  • Tristan Thompson #161
  • Terrence Ross #205
  • Andrew Goudelock #184
  • Darius Miller #242
  • Cory Joseph #200
  • Kim English #241
  • Kenneth Faried #158
  • Jimmer Fredette #163
  • Evan Fournier #220
  • Moe Harkless #216
  • Tornike Shengelia #246
  • Bernard James #231
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #204
  • Nolan Smith #188
  • Kawhi Leonard #162
  • Andrew Nicholson #219
  • Tobias Harris #175
  • Royce White #217
  • Bismack Biyombo #174
  • Orlando Johnson #232
  • Marcus Morris #189
  • Justin Hamilton #245

Overall: Photobucket

Overall, I give 2012-2013 Panini Prestige 3 basketballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Its a nice product for set collectors, especially ones looking for the NBA’s newest rookies.


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