Thread: 2012-13 Panini Prestige Box
01-21-2013, 10:58 PM #1
2012-13 Panini Prestige Box
Hi, I am fairly new here, and I like to open a basketball box once in a while. To keep me busy, I tend to write a little review on my experiences. If not enjoyable to read, at least I hope it's helpful for anyone out there in choosing the right box for your money.
So here is my review of 2012-13 Panini Prestige (opened about 2 months ago).
Base set: 148 out of 150 cards. I only missed #35 Boris Diaw and #78 Stephen Jackson for the complete set. Doubles: #26 Tyson Chandler, #83 Joe Johnson, #101 Paul Millsap, #146 Nick Young.
RCs: 24 out of 100 cards. No doubles. Most noteworthy rookies: Kemba Walker, Damian Lillard, Austin Rivers.
Bonus Shots Gold /249 (2): Jared Dudley, Louis Williams
Connections: 3 out of 25: Morris/Morris, Batum/Parker, Horford/Noah
Franchise Favorites: 3 out of 25: Durant, Curry, Granger
Hardcourt Heroes: 3 out of 25: James, Wade, Paul
Stars of the NBA: 3 out of 25: Westbrook, Bosh, Nowitzki
Memorabilia card (1):
True Colors Materials: Andrea Bargnani
Old School Signatures: Jamal Mashburn /99 (on card)
Prestigious Picks Signatures: Marcus Morris, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (both stickers)
Although I like the front design of the base cards, I donít like the fact that half of the cards are horizontal and half of the cards are vertical. The back of the cards is a bit easy. Team logo and name take more than half of the card. The design of the RCs is much better I think: simple, clean, nice.
148 out of 150 cards is very nice. There were a few doubles as well, so Panini could have made me even more happy... but I am not gonna complain.
The inserts were evened out between all cheaper inserts sets. I didnít get any cards from the more expensive insert sets. None of the insert sets I got cards from really appeal to me. The design is very busy and they look quite ordinary.
The memorabilia card was a little disappointing, but I could have done worse with the autos. I think it's fair to say that the MKG auto saved the box. Without that card this would have been a poor box. I do like how all the auto cards look like, even though the Prestigious Picks are stickers.
Most valuable card: Prestigious Picks Signatures: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Very happy with: Old School Signatures: Jamal Mashburn /99
Trying to complete sets? Base set: only 2 cards missing, so yes for sure. Insert sets: no.
Got wat I was promised? Got 194 cards, whereas box promised me (24x8=) 192. 3 autos check, 1 memorabilia check.
Overall design of the cards: 5/10
Fun of breaking: 8/10 (mainly because it was my first box in a very long time)
Value for money : 6/10
Would I buy a second box? I can't get rid of the feeling that I was a bit lucky with the MKG. I am afraid a second box would be worse, so NO.
01-21-2013, 11:47 PM #2
That Mashburn is AWESOME looking! :)
-BrandonRajon Rondo Collection:
Total Items: 414 -- Total Cards: 400
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01-21-2013, 11:51 PM #3
Mashburn has a sweet signature. Thanks for the review!Collecting Andrew Nicholson, Becky Hammon and 1997 Spx.
2006-07 Bowman Chrome Refractors Gold J.J Redick Auto /50
2012-13 Panini Prizm Andrew Nicholson Gold RC /10Hidden Content
01-22-2013, 09:45 AM #4
Terrific box!SW MO resident and proud Thunder fan ever since they came close to my area in '08!
Collecting Acie Law, Adam Morrison, Anthony Tolliver, Antoine Walker, and the OKC Thunder (current and former players; team name or uni must be on card). My have lists of Law, Morrison, and Tolliver can be found Hidden Content ; my have list of Walker can be found Hidden Content ; my have list of the Thunder can be found Hidden Content . For my trade list, you can either check my inventory link off to the left side, or just click Hidden Content .
01-22-2013, 11:41 AM #5
01-22-2013, 12:31 PM #6
Love that Mash auto