The NBA will conclude its 2012-13 regular season today with a full slate of 15 games, which means we’re precariously close to the splendor of the postseason — when play on the court heats up considerably. Fittingly, the basketball action in the hobby is on the verge of heating up, too. One week from today, 2012-13 Preferred Basketball goes live, providing the heavily anticipated follow-up to last season’s successful debut.

On Monday provided a tiny glimpse into the content-rich new edition, which delivers three on-card autographs and one memorabilia booklet card in every four-card box. Today, we’re pulling the curtain back completely by sharing much of what was uncovered yesterday during the Quality Control process. Boasting true Rookie Cards for the first time, a bevy of new booklets and the return of popular Silhouettes, Rookie Silhouettes and Panini’s Choice Award die-cuts, Preferred is primed to shine in its sophomore season.

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