2012-13 Past & Present is a colorful adventure filled with today’s hottest rookies and past stars. I think it drastically out performs last year’s set. The best way to describe it is to say it feels like a Heritage product you’d see from Topps. That’s what it feels like to me.
The Rise ‘N Shine cards that almost come (1) per pack look like a breakfast cereal or orange juice ad.
Forget all those popular inserts from the 90’s. Fuzzy headbands are the future of this industry!
Boxes are currently selling for $70.00. Really affordable.
Yeah, there are big “hits” to be found in this product, but its mainly geared towards set collectors. Every box should have (3) autographs and a bunch of inserts. I wish Panini would have included more photo variations.
I pulled the following:
- Iman Shumpert Rookie Auto
- Dana Barros Elusive Auto
- Jeff Malone Elusive Auto
Winning Touch Banners
- Bill Russell #19
- Kenny Smith #15
- Klay Thompson #7
- Chandler Parsons #11
- Chris Anderson #17
- Zach Randolph #2
- LeBron James #12
- Shannon Brown Player Standouts #41
- Dwight Howard Player Standouts #26
- Anthony Davis #32
- Carmelo Anthony #30
- Vince Carter #9
- Brandon Knight #26
- Kobe Bryant #24
- Dirk Nowitzki #15
Other Notable Cards
- Deron Williams SP Variation #12
- Anthony Davis Rise ‘N Shine #64
- Damian Lillard RC #249
Overall, I give 2012-13 Past & Present 4 basketballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect). It was quite entertaining to open, but I would have liked to have seen more photo variations. Set collectors should really enjoy putting this set together.