2012-13 Panini Past & Present Basketball Box Break & Review

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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.

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The Rise ‘N Shine cards that almost come (1) per pack look like a breakfast cereal or orange juice ad.

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Forget all those popular inserts from the 90’s.  Fuzzy headbands are the future of this industry!

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Boxes are currently selling for $70.00.  Really affordable.

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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

Raining 3’s

  • 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

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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.

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