2012/2013 Panini Elite Series Basketball Box Break & Review

Design:  photo 4knights.jpg

Holy @#%$*^!  Where did Panini come up with these cards?  Of all the basketball products I’ve opened, this is one of the nicest.  Panini decided to take Elite in a slightly higher-end direction this time around.  The 275-card base set is printed on thick white card stock with a foil border.  I’m a big fan of acetate cards, especially when they have on-card autographs.  This product is loaded with them.  But the real eye catchers are the one per box glass cards.  This was Panini’s first attempt at making a glass card, and I think they nailed it.  You really need to see one of these cards in person before dismissing them as just a thick clear card.  These are layered and have a 3D feel to them.  Almost like a Shadow Box card.  Collectors seem to be eating them up too.

 photo kieliteauto_zpsee16227c.jpg

 photo kielieglass_zps91e6b007.jpg

Price:  photo 4knights.jpg

Boxes are currently selling for $180.00.

“Hit” Quality:  photo 4knights.jpg

This is not your typical Elite.  Boxes contain one pack, having four autographs and one glass card.

I pulled the following:


  • Kyrie Irving Rookie Inscriptions Auto
  • Greg Stiemsma Rookie Inscriptions Auto
  • MarShon Brooks Rookie Inscriptions Auto
  • Jon Leuer Die-Cut Status Auto #’ed/30

Elite Glass

  • Kyrie Irving Glass Masters #22


  • Darren Collison #’ed/275
  • Al Horford #’ed/275
  • Jordan Crawford #’ed/275
  • Nolan Smith RC #’ed/249
  • John Henson Elite Series #’ed/199

Overall:  photo 4knights.jpg

Overall, I give 2012/2013 Panini Elite Series Basketball 4 Pipino Knights out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Its one of Panini’s most well designed basketball products.  I would like to see them bring their glass cards to football.  The only negative thing I can say about it, is that some of my cards had a little dust on them.  It easily came off though.

 photo 1213elitebbbox_zpsc6e74689.jpg


2 Responses

  1. Wow! Kyrie Irving auto and Glass card!! Bet not too many boxes packs a punch like that

  2. […] 2012/2013 Panini Elite Series Basketball Box Break & Review (sportscardinfo.wordpress.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: