The sealed box containing 24 foil packs
A foil pack containing 8 cards
This is a hobby box for 2012-13 Panini Prestige. As always, Panini advises that kids should be 9 or older to play with sports cards. Safety first.
This box cost $84.50 ($72.00 offer + $12.50 s/h).
Possible cards, inserts, and parallels (from the box)
Base set – 250 cards
Bonus Shots Gold parallel – 250 cards (1:??)
Bonus Shots Black parallel – 250 cards (1:??)
Prestigious Picks Signatures insert – 75 cards (1:??)
Prestigious Pros Signatures insert – 25 cards (1:??)
Playmakers insert – 25 cards (1:??)
Hardcourt Heroes insert – 25 cards (1:??)
Franchise Favorites insert – 25 cards (1:??)
Stars of the NBA insert – 25 cards (1:??)
Connections insert – 25 cards (1:??)
True Colors Materials insert – 50 cards (1:??)
True Colors Materials Prime insert – 50 cards (1:??)
Inside the Numbers insert – 50 cards (1:??)
Inside the Numbers Prime insert – 50 cards (1:??)
Old School Signatures insert – 37 cards (1:??)
Distinctive Ink insert – 10 cards (1:??)
26 – Tyson Chandler (front and back)
28 – Mike Conley(front and back)
166 – Jimmer Fredette (front and back)
220 – Evan Fournier (front and back)
Inserts and parallels
Bonus Shots Gold – 53 – Paul George (#201/249) (front only)
Bonus Shots Gold – 233 – Jeff Taylor (#76/249) (front only)
Prestigious Picks Autographs – 17 – Chris Singleton (front and back)
Prestigious Picks Autographs – 39 – Andrew Goudelock (front only)
Prestigious Picks Autographs – 41 – Isaiah Thomas (front only)
Hardcourt Heroes – 9 – Derrick Rose (front and back)
Franchise Favorites – 4 – Stephen Curry (front and back)
Stars of the NBA – 1 – Russell Westbrook (front and back)
Connections – 4 – Collison and Holiday (front and back)
Inside the Numbers – 5 – Ricky Rubio (front and back)
This box had 192 cards (24 packs × 8 cards/pack). Of those, 24 were inserts. There were three duplicate cards in the base set.
- base cards
This set is a step up from Panini’s NBA Hoops. The Hoops cards are on very low gloss stock. The Prestige cards are way more glossy – about the same as the Glossy parallels in the Hoops set. I’m not a fan of these base cards. The image of the player is fine, but the backgrounds have been artificially blurred. Why mess with the picture like that?
- inserts and parallels
Panini certainly likes lots of insert sets. I’ll just point out a few. There’s a serial-numbered parallel set – Bonus Shots Gold (/250). There’s also a Bonus Shots Black (/10), but I didn’t get one of those. There are several autographed inserts. I pulled three Prestigious Picks. These are fine, but Chris Singleton’s signature goes way off the sticker. I got one relic. It’s an Inside the Numbers of Ricky Rubio. It has a nice design, and I think it looks nicer than the True Colors Materials (the other relic insert set).
This set is indeed better than Hoops, but it’s not much better. It adds relic inserts and a serial-numbered parallel set. That’s about it. (OK, I admit that I really like the on-card Old School autographs.) I guess Panini feels this product fills a niche.