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.
Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.
You should find three “hits” inside each tin.
I pulled the following:
- Steve Smith Timeless Signatures #’ed/199
- Tyler Honeycutt Glass Rookie Auto #’ed/499
- Harrison Barnes Glass Rookie Auto #’ed/499
- Carlos Boozer #34
- Steve Nash #46
- Jason Kidd #90
- Brook Lopez #96
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!