Panini America has just posted the designs of 2013-14 Crusade Basketball and one design is noticeable, this year’s Crusade Prizms has an added touch wherein Panini introduced a die-cut to the chased rainbows. Also, they have made a disticntive background for the base cards, different designs for Rookie Cards, Current Players and Retired/HOF.
Compared to Prizm and Select, Crusade is the third placer when it comes to chasing rainbows or parallels in my opinion. For my Gordon Hayward collection, I already have the Golds from the first two products but for Crusade its seems my chance of having it is so slim. I only seen once in ebay that a Gordon Hayward Gold Crusade got auctioned, maybe there are fewer case buster buying the last year’s version of this product.
Basketball’s favorite collecting crusade is on the verge of a triumphant reset — and this year, one of the hobby’s noblest, Prizm-infused pursuits is entering the die-cut realm.
In all of the cards published in Kinght’s Lance, it seems 2013-14 Crusade will not have the 2014 NBA XRC draft cards but we can’t tell yet as Panini might give us more surprises during its release.
Source: Knight’s Lance