Following one season away, basketball’s perfect tin is on the verge or a major comeback. On Friday, Panini America officials will release 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball, a re-engineered version of the collecting classic packing some new-and-improved bells and whistles within its trademark tin boxes.

Each five-card tin delivers three autograph or memorabilia cards, with radically redesigned autographed Rookie Cards and the evolution of revolution memorabilia cards randomly inserted among them. Clearly, this a a bold, new Timeless Treasures for a bold, new season.

The Panini America NBA Product Development team made time around the holidays to finalize the Quality Control process for 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball and we’ve provided a stunning array of images from that labor of love in the must-see gallery below.