The stage of NBA is now set as the 2013 – 14 season begins today, the most anticipated match up of course is the Heat vs Bulls and this game will validate if Derrick Rose return to the hard court is for real (#theReturn). That one is for the introduction but the main reason for this post is the upcoming launch of 2013/14 Panini Prestige Basketball which is expected to be released on November 6, 2013. The Knight’s Lance blog posted several samples of this product.
Base Card – the design is somehow similar to its 2010/11 version only that the player’s name is now written at the bottom of the card.
Rookie Card – having a RC label on the Rookie Card is always cool looking.
Bonus Shots Parallel – this is the ordinary version of the parallel.
Bonus Shots Red – the Red or the Ruby version of the parallel.
Franchise Favorites – showcasing the franchise player for each team.
Hardcourt Heroes – this set showcasing the current NBA Superstars.
Connections – the past and present Superstars of the featured team.
Prestigious Posts – the premier big men of the NBA.
Prestigious Pioneers – as the name suggests, these are the pioneer of the NBA.
Prestigious Pros – This shiny set are always looks cool and most likely there are also parallels just like the previous years.
Prestigious Picks – this is for the Rookie version.
Playmakers – Most likely, this set is one per case… tough to pull.
Prestigious Premiers Signatures – Rookies… Rookies… Rookies.
Bonus Shots Autographs – it will feature autographs of current NBA players.
Stars of the NBA – No offence for the player shown below but I’m expecting a star player not just a starter 🙂
Distinctive Ink – like last year, this set will be a mix of past and present players.
Old School Autographs – Like the background retro design and expect Bird and Magic autos from this set.
NBA Materials – the design is similar to Flawless.
Bonus Shots Memorabilia
Source: The Knight’s Lance Blog