2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball Cards

2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball Cards

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Product Review

2012-13 Absolute Basketball Product Review

Reviewed By Mike Smeth

Good: Checklist has something for everyone, Smokin' design reminiscent of the Donruss days, Transition of emphasis from jersey based hits to autographs

Bad: Too many uni-color jersey swatches, Expensive hobby box price tag

The Bottom Line: 2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball represents a big step forward for the longstanding brand. After taking a few steps backwards following Panini's acquisition of Donruss, Absolute is back in a big way in 2012-13, sans the "Memorabilia" part. This reinvention largely follows the path blazed by the 2012 release of Gridiron Gear, another popular perennial offering in Panini's, which dropped the "Gear" this year to reflect a more autograph-centric checklist.

As was the case with 2012 Gridiron Football, the change from Absolute Memorabilia to simply Absolute isn't just skin deep - it represents a paradigm shift in the product's content by offering 3 autographs and 1 memorabilia card per box. Considering the diminishing interest in game used memorabilia cards as viable, sought-after hits, this is a smart move by Panini that makes Absolute a much more palatable option for basketball collectors. Not only are there more autographs per box, the autograph lineup is as varied as it is impressive. In addition to featuring autographed rookie cards of both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA rookie classes, there are a multitude of NBA star autographs and cool multi-signature combinations, not to mention a wide range of NBA Hall of Famers.

The only downsides of 2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball are the steep price tag and the overall drop in the quality of memorabilia cards. I wouldn't classify these shortcomings as egregious, but they do have enough of an impact to make what would have been an excellent product a very good product.

Staff Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.7/5.0

2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball is a great looking all around set. Very few of the subsets disappoint, but there are clearly a few that stand out above the rest. These include the serial numbered Retired Player portion of the Base Set, Iconic Autographs, Private Signings, Star Gazing Jersey Patches and the incredibly rare (and incredibly cool) Every Player Every Game Patches.

It would be nice to see fewer sticker autographs in the product, and the foil used in some of the cards tends to show damage rather easily. But these aren't enough to diminish this great looking basketball card set.

Checklist: 4.9/5.0

The only thing this checklist is missing is Michael Jordan, and since Upper Deck has an exclusive license with him, it's not exactly something we can hold against Panini too much. Instead, let's concentrate on what we do have to look forward to in 2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball. First and foremost are autographed rookie cards from both the 2011-12 and the 2012-2013 NBA Rookie Classes, including the likes of Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal and the king of the uni-brow himself, Anthony Davis.

Many Veterans, All-Stars and Hall of Famers are also well represented in the set. And they aren't simply relegated to inserts and jersey cards. There are tons of big name autographed cards in the set, including the likes of Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Dr. J, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kevin Durant, John Stockton and Blake Griffin - and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Value: 4.0/5.0

Make no mistake about it, this product isn't cheap. Hobby boxes are going for upwards of $150 at this point in time. However, there are a massive amount of big autographs to score in the product. The subjects featured in the set cover such a wide spectrum of NBA players that there is virtually something for every collector in 2012-13 Absolute Basketball. If you can afford to shell out the cash and are looking for an exciting basketball card experience, Absolute should be high on your list of products to purchase.

The Fun Factor: 4.1/5.0

The 2012 Olympics reignited my interest in basketball. But up until now I hadn't found a new basketball card release that really resonated with me. Thankfully Absolute Basketball changed that. I had a great time breaking the box, and while I didn't pull any particularly impressive hits, the product provided enough value, big hit potential, and cool inserts to justify the cost of admission.

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Set Checklist

2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Featuring 100 cards

PARALLEL CARDS: Spectrum Gold #/25, Spectrum Platinum #/10, Spectrum Black #/1

1 Kevin Love
2 Derrick Rose
3 LeBron James
4 Carmelo Anthony
5 Kevin Durant
6 Devin Harris
7 Blake Griffin
8 Andre Iguodala
9 Elton Brand
10 Rodney Stuckey
11 Brendan Haywood
12 Stephen Jackson
13 Paul Pierce
14 Ty Lawson
15 Dwight Howard
16 Jeremy Lin
17 Anderson Varejao
18 Derrick Favors
19 Jose Calderon
20 LaMarcus Aldridge
21 Tony Parker
22 Ersan Ilyasova
23 Zach Randolph
24 Kobe Bryant
25 Andrew Bogut
26 Andrei Kirilenko
27 Dirk Nowitzki
28 Deron Williams
29 Hakim Warrick
30 James Harden
31 Hedo Turkoglu
32 Channing Frye
33 Andre Miller
34 Joakim Noah
35 Rashard Lewis
36 Stephen Curry
37 Chris Paul
38 Wesley Matthews
39 Steve Nash
40 Josh Smith
41 Kevin Martin
42 Emeka Okafor
43 Gordon Hayward
44 Tyson Chandler
45 Russell Westbrook
46 Brandon Jennings
47 Marcin Gortat
48 Andrew Bynum
49 Brook Lopez
50 Manu Ginobili
51 Tyrus Thomas
52 Greg Monroe
53 Eric Gordon
54 DeMar DeRozan
55 Dwyane Wade
56 David West
57 Rudy Gay
58 Evan Turner
59 Shane Battier
60 Nick Collison
61 Daniel Gibson
62 DeMarcus Cousins
63 Kevin Garnett
64 Ricky Rubio
65 Roy Hibbert
66 DeAndre Jordan
67 Nicolas Batum
68 Al Horford
69 Al Jefferson
70 Carlos Boozer
71 Serge Ibaka
72 David Lee
73 Samuel Dalembert
74 Tyreke Evans
75 Jason Richardson
76 Goran Dragic
77 Danny Granger
78 Pau Gasol
79 Chris Bosh
80 Tim Duncan
81 Grant Hill
82 Jason Kidd
83 Danilo Gallinari
84 O.J. Mayo
85 Ryan Anderson
86 Joe Johnson
87 Marc Gasol
88 Darren Collison
89 Omer Asik
90 John Wall
91 Luol Deng
92 Monta Ellis
93 Ben Gordon
94 Thaddeus Young
95 DeShawn Stevenson
96 Ray Allen
97 Andrea Bargnani
98 Tayshaun Prince
99 Rajon Rondo
100 Amar'e Stoudemire

Retired Base Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/499
PARALLEL CARDS: Spectrum Gold #/25, Spectrum Platinum #/10, Spectrum Black #/1

101 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
102 Larry Bird
103 Rick Barry
104 David Robinson
105 Bob Cousy
106 Elgin Baylor
107 Scottie Pippen
108 Wes Unseld
109 Nate Thurmond
110 Dominique Wilkins
111 George Gervin
112 Bill Russell
113 James Worthy
114 Steve Kerr
115 Clyde Drexler
116 Sean Elliott
118 Kenny Smith
119 Shaquille O'Neal
120 Allan Houston
121 Dave Cowens
122 Karl Malone
123 Connie Hawkins
125 Yao Ming
126 Robert Horry
127 Jerry West
128 Muggsy Bogues
129 Darryl Dawkins
130 Kevin McHale
131 Chuck Person
132 Patrick Ewing
133 Dennis Rodman
134 Christian Laettner
135 Hakeem Olajuwon
136 George Mikan
137 John Starks
138 Nate Archibald
140 Bill Walton
141 Earl Monroe
142 Alonzo Mourning
143 Wilt Chamberlain
144 Gary Payton
145 Walt Frazier
146 Willis Reed
147 John Stockton
148 Julius Erving
149 Oscar Robertson
150 Moses Malone

Base Rookies Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 100 on-card autographed cards

151 Kyrie Irving #/ 199
152 Derrick Williams #/ 199
153 Quincy Acy #/ 399
154 Lavoy Allen #/ 399
155 Harrison Barnes #/ 199
156 Will Barton #/ 399
157 Bradley Beal #/ 199
158 Jonas Valanciunas #/ 199
159 Bismack Biyombo #/ 249
160 MarShon Brooks #/ 299
161 Alec Burks #/ 249
162 Jimmy Butler #/ 299
163 Norris Cole #/ 249
164 Jae Crowder #/ 399
165 Anthony Davis #/ 199
166 Jared Cunningham #/ 299
167 Andre Drummond #/ 199
168 Festus Ezeli #/ 299
169 Kim English #/ 399
170 Kenneth Faried #/ 399
171 Andrew Goudelock #/ 399
172 Draymond Green #/ 399
173 Evan Fournier #/ 249
174 Jordan Hamilton #/ 399
175 Jimmer Fredette #/ 199
176 Tobias Harris #/ 249
177 Josh Harrellson #/ 299
178 John Henson #/ 199
179 Tyler Honeycutt #/ 399
180 Robert Sacre #/ 399
181 Justin Harper #/ 399
182 Darius Johnson-Odom #/ 399
183 Reggie Jackson #/ 399
184 Bernard James #/ 349
185 Charles Jenkins #/ 399
186 John Jenkins #/ 299
187 JaJuan Johnson #/ 299
188 Ivan Johnson #/ 399
189 Orlando Johnson #/ 399
190 Terrence Jones #/ 249
191 Perry Jones #/ 399
192 Cory Joseph #/ 349
193 Kris Joseph #/ 399
194 Enes Kanter #/ 249
195 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #/ 199
196 Brandon Knight #/ 199
197 Jeremy Lamb #/ 199
198 Doron Lamb #/ 399
199 Malcolm Lee #/ 399
200 Kawhi Leonard #/ 399
201 Meyers Leonard #/ 199
202 Travis Leslie #/ 399
203 Jon Leuer #/ 299
204 DeAndre Liggins #/ 399
205 Shelvin Mack #/ 299
206 Courtney Fortson #/ 399
207 Kendall Marshall #/ 249
208 Fab Melo #/ 249
209 Khris Middleton #/ 349
210 Quincy Miller #/ 399
211 Darius Miller #/ 399
212 E'Twaun Moore #/ 299
213 Markieff Morris #/ 249
214 Marcus Morris #/ 249
215 Darius Morris #/ 399
216 Arnett Moultrie #/ 299
217 Kevin Murphy #/ 399
218 Andrew Nicholson #/ 249
219 Kyle O'Quinn #/ 399
220 Chandler Parsons #/ 249
221 Miles Plumlee #/ 349
222 Austin Rivers #/ 199
223 Thomas Robinson #/ 199
224 Terrence Ross #/ 199
225 Jeremy Pargo #/ 399
226 Mike Scott #/ 399
227 Josh Selby #/ 299
228 Tornike Shengelia #/ 299
229 Iman Shumpert #/ 299
230 Chris Singleton #/ 299
231 Nolan Smith #/ 249
232 Greg Stiemsma #/ 299
233 Jared Sullinger #/ 199
234 Jeff Taylor #/ 299
235 Tyshawn Taylor #/ 299
236 Marquis Teague #/ 299
237 Isaiah Thomas #/ 399
238 Lance Thomas #/ 299
239 Trey Thompkins #/ 349
240 Tristan Thompson #/ 199
241 Klay Thompson #/ 199
242 Jeremy Tyler #/ 349
243 Jan Vesely #/ 249
244 Nikola Vucevic #/ 299
245 Dion Waiters #/ 199
246 Kemba Walker #/ 199
247 Royce White #/ 349
248 Gustavo Ayon #/ 299
249 Tony Wroten #/ 249
250 Tyler Zeller #/ 249
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Every Player Every Game Patches Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/1

1 Kyrie Irving
2 Amar'e Stoudemire
3 Kobe Bryant
4 Blake Griffin
5 Jameer Nelson
6 Kevin Love
7 Tyler Hansbrough
8 Darren Collison
9 Evan Turner
10 Beno Udrih
11 Ricky Rubio
12 Brandon Knight
13 Tyson Chandler
14 Al-Farouq Aminu
15 Tyreke Evans
16 Nikola Vucevic
17 Iman Shumpert
18 Jason Terry
19 Tayshaun Prince
20 Roy Hibbert
21 Andre Iguodala
22 Shane Battier
23 James Harden
24 Channing Frye
25 Kevin Martin
26 Antawn Jamison
27 Tim Duncan
28 J.J. Redick
29 Al Horford
30 Grant Hill
31 Charles Jenkins
32 Kevin Garnett
33 Dwyane Wade
34 Al Jefferson
35 Thaddeus Young
36 David West
37 Ray Allen
38 Rashard Lewis
39 Ben Gordon
40 Tobias Harris
41 Steve Nash
42 Joe Johnson
43 Enes Kanter
44 Luol Deng
45 Chauncey Billups
46 Monta Ellis
47 Linas Kleiza
48 Paul Pierce
49 Marcus Morris
50 Nenê
51 Metta World Peace
52 Rajon Rondo
53 Bismack Biyombo
54 Kenneth Faried
55 Carl Landry
56 Marcus Camby
57 D.J. Augustin
58 LeBron James
59 Josh Smith
60 Tristan Thompson
61 Jrue Holiday
62 O.J. Mayo
63 Kevin Durant
64 Ty Lawson
65 Jimmer Fredette
66 Wesley Johnson
67 Carlos Delfino
68 LaMarcus Aldridge
69 DeAndre Jordan
70 Chandler Parsons
71 Dirk Nowitzki
72 Hedo Turkoglu
73 Jose Calderon
74 Derrick Rose
75 Danilo Gallinari
76 Chris Paul
77 Jason Kidd
78 Tiago Splitter
79 Raymond Felton
80 Daniel Gibson
81 Carlos Boozer
82 Derrick Favors
83 Rudy Gay
84 Brandon Jennings
85 Klay Thompson
86 Luke Ridnour
87 Dwight Howard
88 Caron Butler
89 Ivan Johnson
90 Luis Scola
91 George Hill
92 Michael Beasley
93 Jeff Teague
94 Serge Ibaka
95 MarShon Brooks
96 Chris Bosh
97 John Wall
98 Kemba Walker
99 Tony Parker
100 Zach Randolph
2012 13 Panini Absolute Basketball Every Player Every Game Laundry Tag Kobe Bryant1 Image

Frequent Flyer Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Al Jefferson #/ 74
2 Marc Gasol #/ 74
3 John Wall #/ 74
4 Derrick Rose #/ 74
5 Rudy Gay #/ 99
6 Tim Duncan #/ 99
7 Wesley Johnson #/ 99
8 Joel Anthony #/ 99
9 Stephen Curry #/ 99
10 Josh Smith #/ 99
11 LeBron James #/ 74
12 James Harden #/ 74
13 Raymond Felton #/ 74
14 Blake Griffin #/ 74
15 Wesley Matthews #/ 99
16 Nick Collison #/ 99
17 Tyreke Evans #/ 74
18 DeMar DeRozan #/ 99
19 Kevin Martin #/ 99
20 Danny Granger #/ 99
21 Yao Ming #/ 74
22 Shaquille O'Neal #/ 10
23 Anthony Mason #/ 74
24 Shawn Kemp #/ 49
25 Larry Johnson #/ 49

Frequent Flyer Prime Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Al Jefferson #/ 25
2 Marc Gasol #/ 10
3 John Wall #/ 25
4 Derrick Rose #/ 10
5 Rudy Gay #/ 5
6 Tim Duncan #/ 25
7 Wesley Johnson #/ 5
8 Joel Anthony #/ 25
9 Stephen Curry #/ 1
10 Josh Smith #/ 10
11 LeBron James #/ 10
12 James Harden #/ 10
13 Raymond Felton #/ 25
14 Blake Griffin #/ 25
15 Wesley Matthews #/ 10
16 Nick Collison #/ 25
17 Tyreke Evans #/ 10
18 DeMar DeRozan #/ 10
19 Kevin Martin #/ 25
20 Danny Granger #/ 25
21 Yao Ming #/ 10
22 Shaquille O'Neal #/ 5
23 Anthony Mason #/ 5
24 Shawn Kemp #/ 10
25 Larry Johnson #/ 10

Frequent Flyer Autographs Set Checklist

1 Kobe Bryant #/ 99
2 Blake Griffin #/ 25
3 Kevin Durant #/ 25
4 Vince Carter #/ 25
5 Andre Iguodala #/ 99
6 Josh Smith #/ 99
7 Roy Hibbert #/ 99
8 Russell Westbrook #/ 49
9 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 99
10 Brandon Bass #/ 149
11 Marcin Gortat #/ 149
12 Chase Budinger #/ 149
13 DeAndre Jordan #/ 149
14 Brook Lopez #/ 149
15 Hakim Warrick #/ 149
16 Paul George #/ 149
17 Carlos Boozer #/ 99
18 Stephen Curry #/ 99
19 Al Horford #/ 99
20 Stephen Jackson #/ 99
21 Tyson Chandler #/ 49
22 Andrew Bynum #/ 49
23 Kendrick Perkins #/ 149
24 DeJuan Blair #/ 149
25 Anderson Varejao #/ 142

Frequent Flyer Jersey Autographs Set Checklist

1 Al Jefferson #/ 49
2 Udonis Haslem #/ 149
3 Tayshaun Prince #/ 49
4 Kevin Love #/ 49
5 Richard Hamilton #/ 49
6 Channing Frye #/ 99
7 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 74
8 Chris Bosh #/ 49
9 Stephen Curry #/ 74
10 Josh Smith #/ 49
11 Brook Lopez #/ 49
12 James Harden #/ 49
13 Chase Budinger #/ 149
14 Blake Griffin #/ 49
15 Wesley Matthews #/ 74
16 DeJuan Blair #/ 149
17 Tyreke Evans #/ 49
18 Zach Randolph #/ 49
19 Kevin Martin #/ 99
20 Danny Granger #/ 49
21 Yao Ming #/ 25
22 Xavier McDaniel #/ 99
23 Jalen Rose #/ 99
24 Dominique Wilkins #/ 49
25 Larry Johnson #/ 99

Frequent Flyer Prime Jersey Autographs Set Checklist

1 Al Jefferson #/ 10
2 Udonis Haslem #/ 10
3 Tayshaun Prince #/ 25
4 Kevin Love #/ 10
5 Richard Hamilton #/ 10
6 Channing Frye #/ 25
7 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 10
8 Chris Bosh #/ 10
9 Stephen Curry #/ 1
10 Josh Smith #/ 10
11 Brook Lopez #/ 10
12 James Harden #/ 5
13 Chase Budinger #/ 10
14 Blake Griffin #/ 10
15 Wesley Matthews #/ 10
16 DeJuan Blair #/ 25
17 Tyreke Evans #/ 10
18 Zach Randolph #/ 25
19 Kevin Martin #/ 25
20 Danny Granger #/ 10
21 Yao Ming #/ 5
22 Xavier McDaniel #/ 10
23 Jalen Rose #/ 10
24 Dominique Wilkins #/ 5
25 Larry Johnson #/ 10

Heroes Autographs Set Checklist

1 Kobe Bryant #/ 99
2 Calvin Murphy #/ 49
3 Bill Russell #/ 25
4 Rolando Blackman #/ 99
5 Steve Nash #/ 25
6 Steve Kerr #/ 49
7 Michael Finley #/ 49
8 Hakeem Olajuwon #/ 25
9 Alonzo Mourning #/ 25
10 Kevin Durant #/ 49
11 Dave Cowens #/ 49
12 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #/ 25
13 Robert Horry #/ 49
14 James Worthy #/ 25
15 David Robinson #/ 25
16 John Stockton #/ 25
17 Sam Jones #/ 49
18 Derek Fisher #/ 99
19 Artis Gilmore #/ 49
20 Isiah Thomas #/ 49
21 Chris Mullin #/ 99
22 Stephen Jackson #/ 99
23 Gary Payton #/ 25
24 Dominique Wilkins #/ 25
25 Tyson Chandler #/ 25
26 Nick Van Exel #/ 49
27 Avery Johnson #/ 99
28 Larry Johnson #/ 99
29 Anfernee Hardaway #/ 49
30 Tony Parker #/ 25
31 Oscar Robertson #/ 25
32 Magic Johnson #/ 25
33 Larry Bird #/ 25
34 Bill Laimbeer #/ 99
35 Scottie Pippen #/ 25
36 Muggsy Bogues #/ 99
37 Willis Reed #/ 49
38 Tim Hardaway #/ 99
39 Dennis Rodman #/ 24
40 John Starks #/ 99
41 Vlade Divac #/ 99
42 Julius Erving #/ 25
43 Grant Hill #/ 25
44 Dikembe Mutombo #/ 49
45 Andre Miller #/ 49
46 Sean Elliott #/ 99
47 Bruce Bowen #/ 99
48 Jalen Rose #/ 99
49 Bill Walton #/ 49
50 Yao Ming #/ 25

Hoopla Autographs Set Checklist

1 Blake Griffin #/ 49
2 Aaron Brooks #/ 99
3 Brook Lopez #/ 49
4 Luol Deng #/ 99
5 Chase Budinger #/ 99
6 Kyle Lowry #/ 99
7 Ty Lawson #/ 99
8 Greg Monroe #/ 99
9 Antawn Jamison #/ 99
10 Danny Granger #/ 49
11 Tyson Chandler #/ 49
12 James Harden #/ 99
13 Rudy Gay #/ 99
14 Al Horford #/ 49
15 Andre Miller #/ 99
16 Monta Ellis #/ 49
17 Tony Parker #/ 25
18 DeMarcus Cousins #/ 49
19 Josh Smith #/ 49
20 DeAndre Jordan #/ 99
21 Pau Gasol #/ 25
22 Eric Gordon #/ 49
23 Darren Collison #/ 99
24 Kobe Bryant #/ 49
25 Ryan Anderson #/ 99
26 Deron Williams #/ 25
27 Marcin Gortat #/ 99
28 Russell Westbrook #/ 25
29 DeJuan Blair #/ 99
30 Avery Bradley #/ 99
31 Al Jefferson #/ 49
32 Chris Paul #/ 25
33 Roy Hibbert #/ 99
34 Joakim Noah #/ 49
35 Kevin Love #/ 25
36 Serge Ibaka #/ 99
37 Derrick Favors #/ 49
38 Andrew Bynum #/ 25
39 Evan Turner #/ 25
40 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 49
41 O.J. Mayo #/ 99
42 Jrue Holiday #/ 99
43 Steve Nash #/ 25
44 Shane Battier #/ 49
45 Kevin Martin #/ 99
46 Goran Dragic #/ 99
47 Chris Kaman #/ 49
48 Arron Afflalo #/ 99
49 Grant Hill #/ 49
50 Ray Allen #/ 25

Iconic Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Kevin Garnett #/ 25
2 Dirk Nowitzki #/ 25
3 David Lee #/ 49
4 Derrick Rose #/ 25
5 Tayshaun Prince #/ 49
6 Serge Ibaka #/ 49
7 John Wall #/ 25
8 Al Horford #/ 25
9 Raymond Felton #/ 25
10 Rajon Rondo #/ 10
11 Russell Westbrook #/ 25
12 Tony Parker #/ 25
13 Manu Ginobili #/ 10
14 Marc Gasol #/ 49
15 Kevin Durant #/ 25
16 Tim Duncan #/ 25
17 Paul Pierce #/ 25
18 Dwyane Wade #/ 25
19 Carmelo Anthony #/ 25
20 LeBron James #/ 25
21 David West #/ 25
22 Kirk Hinrich #/ 49
23 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 25
24 Al Jefferson #/ 49
25 Linas Kleiza #/ 49

Iconic Prime Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Kevin Garnett #/ 10
2 Dirk Nowitzki #/ 5
3 David Lee #/ 25
4 Derrick Rose #/ 5
5 Tayshaun Prince #/ 10
6 Serge Ibaka #/ 5
7 John Wall #/ 25
8 Al Horford #/ 10
9 Raymond Felton #/ 25
10 Rajon Rondo #/ 5
11 Russell Westbrook #/ 10
12 Tony Parker #/ 25
13 Manu Ginobili #/ 25
14 Marc Gasol #/ 10
15 Kevin Durant #/ 10
16 Tim Duncan #/ 25
17 Paul Pierce #/ 10
18 Dwyane Wade #/ 5
19 Carmelo Anthony #/ 5
20 LeBron James #/ 5
21 David West #/ 10
22 Kirk Hinrich #/ 10
23 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 25
24 Al Jefferson #/ 25
25 Linas Kleiza #/ 25

Iconic Autographs Set Checklist

1 Blake Griffin #/ 25
2 Steve Nash #/ 25
3 Gerald Wallace #/ 49
4 Chase Budinger #/ 99
5 James Harden #/ 49
6 Kevin Martin #/ 99
7 Aaron Brooks #/ 99
8 Luol Deng #/ 99
9 David Lee #/ 99
10 Mario Chalmers #/ 99
11 Boris Diaw #/ 99
12 Paul George #/ 99
13 Kendrick Perkins #/ 99
14 Chris Paul #/ 25
15 Grant Hill #/ 49
16 Ray Allen #/ 25
17 Ty Lawson #/ 49
18 Landry Fields #/ 99
19 Carlos Boozer #/ 99
20 Jason Kidd #/ 25
21 DeAndre Jordan #/ 99
22 Rodrigue Beaubois #/ 99
23 Arron Afflalo #/ 99
24 Kobe Bryant #/ 99
25 Roy Hibbert #/ 99
26 Deron Williams #/ 25
27 O.J. Mayo #/ 99
28 Jeff Teague #/ 99
29 Andrew Bogut #/ 99
30 Jose Calderon #/ 99
31 Marcin Gortat #/ 99
32 Carl Landry #/ 99
33 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 49
34 Goran Dragic #/ 99
35 Kevin Durant #/ 25
36 Kris Humphries #/ 99
37 Andrew Bynum #/ 25
38 George Hill #/ 99
39 Jrue Holiday #/ 99
40 Brandon Bass #/ 99
41 Hakim Warrick #/ 99
42 Vince Carter #/ 25
43 Anderson Varejao #/ 99
44 Gordon Hayward #/ 99
45 DeMarcus Cousins #/ 48
46 Eric Bledsoe #/ 99
47 Stephen Curry #/ 94
48 Chris Bosh #/ 25
49 Kevin Love #/ 25
50 Andre Iguodala #/ 49
2012 13 Panini Absolute Basketball Iconic Autograph Kevin Love1 Image

Iconic Jersey Autographs Set Checklist

1 Raymond Felton #/ 74
2 Kevin Durant #/ 25
3 Kevin Love #/ 25
4 Blake Griffin #/ 25
5 Brandon Jennings #/ 49
6 Chris Paul #/ 25
7 Tyson Chandler #/ 49
8 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 49
9 Chris Bosh #/ 25
10 James Harden #/ 74
11 Tony Parker #/ 74
12 Al Jefferson #/ 49
13 Al Horford #/ 74
14 Brook Lopez #/ 49
15 Josh Smith #/ 49
16 Deron Williams #/ 25
17 Pau Gasol #/ 25
18 Ty Lawson #/ 74
19 Luol Deng #/ 74
20 Carlos Boozer #/ 74
21 Zach Randolph #/ 74
22 Kyrie Irving #/ 25
23 Danny Granger #/ 74
24 Tristan Thompson #/ 74
25 Tyreke Evans #/ 74

Iconic Prime Jersey Autographs Set Checklist

1 Raymond Felton #/ 10
2 Kevin Durant #/ 10
3 Kevin Love #/ 10
4 Blake Griffin #/ 10
5 Brandon Jennings #/ 5
6 Chris Paul #/ 5
7 Tyson Chandler #/ 10
8 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 25
9 Chris Bosh #/ 5
10 James Harden #/ 10
11 Tony Parker #/ 10
12 Al Jefferson #/ 10
13 Al Horford #/ 10
14 Brook Lopez #/ 10
15 Josh Smith #/ 25
16 Deron Williams #/ 10
17 Pau Gasol #/ 10
18 Ty Lawson #/ 25
19 Luol Deng #/ 25
20 Carlos Boozer #/ 25
21 Zach Randolph #/ 10
22 Kyrie Irving #/ 10
23 Danny Granger #/ 10
24 Tristan Thompson #/ 10
25 Tyreke Evans #/ 10

Marks of Fame Autographs Set Checklist

1 Spud Webb #/ 100
2 Dan Majerle #/ 100
3 Paul Westphal #/ 100
4 Glen Rice #/ 100
5 World B. Free #/ 100
6 Adrian Dantley #/ 100
7 Wes Unseld #/ 49
8 Mark Price #/ 105
9 Larry Bird #/ 49
10 Kenny Smith #/ 49
11 Magic Johnson #/ 49
12 Jeff Hornacek #/ 100
13 Dan Issel #/ 106
14 Charles Oakley #/ 96
15 Michael Cooper #/ 149
16 Fat Lever #/ 108
17 Michael Finley #/ 49
18 Dikembe Mutombo #/ 128
19 Vin Baker #/ 100
20 A.C. Green #/ 105
21 Zydrunas Ilgauskas #/ 100
22 Julius Erving #/ 25
23 Jamal Mashburn #/ 100
24 Hakeem Olajuwon #/ 25
25 Darryl Dawkins #/ 96
26 Dominique Wilkins #/ 25
27 Detlef Schrempf #/ 100
28 Gary Payton #/ 99
29 Allan Houston #/ 149
30 Mark Aguirre #/ 100
31 Mark Jackson #/ 99
32 Joe Dumars #/ 100
33 Vernon Maxwell #/ 149
34 Christian Laettner #/ 25
35 Otis Birdsong #/ 96
36 Sidney Moncrief #/ 100
37 Kurt Rambis #/ 100
38 Terry Porter #/ 100
39 Lenny Wilkens #/ 100
40 Bill Walton #/ 100
41 John Paxson #/ 100
42 Isiah Thomas #/ 49
43 Kiki Vandeweghe #/ 100
44 Vinny Del Negro #/ 149
45 Connie Hawkins #/ 99
46 Rex Chapman #/ 149
47 Kelly Tripucka #/ 100
48 Shawn Bradley #/ 149
49 Bill Cartwright #/ 100
50 Brent Barry #/ 149

Panini All-Stars Set Checklist

1 Carmelo Anthony
2 LeBron James
3 Blake Griffin
4 Dwyane Wade
5 Dwight Howard
6 Dirk Nowitzki
7 Kevin Durant
8 Kobe Bryant
9 Kevin Love
10 Karl Malone
11 Larry Bird
12 Magic Johnson
13 Julius Erving
14 Shaquille O'Neal
15 Yao Ming
16 John Stockton
17 Scottie Pippen
18 David Robinson
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Patches Set Checklist

1 Tony Parker #/ 25
2 Ricky Rubio #/ 4
3 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 25
4 Kevin Durant #/ 10
5 Paul Pierce #/ 10
6 Tyrus Thomas #/ 25
7 Marc Gasol #/ 5
8 Brook Lopez #/ 25
9 Derrick Rose #/ 25
10 Carmelo Anthony #/ 5
11 Dwyane Wade #/ 2
12 Manu Ginobili #/ 25
13 LaMarcus Aldridge #/ 25
14 Kyrie Irving #/ 10
15 Mike Conley #/ 5
16 Metta World Peace #/ 25
17 Ty Lawson #/ 25
18 Russell Westbrook #/ 5
19 Carlos Boozer #/ 25
20 George Hill #/ 25
21 John Wall #/ 25
22 David Lee #/ 25
23 Kemba Walker #/ 25
24 Tim Duncan #/ 25
25 Rajon Rondo #/ 5
26 Dirk Nowitzki #/ 5
27 Zach Randolph #/ 25
28 James Harden #/ 5
29 Deron Williams #/ 25
30 Tristan Thompson #/ 25
31 Raymond Felton #/ 25
32 Danny Granger #/ 25
33 Brandon Knight #/ 10
34 Kevin Martin #/ 10
35 John Salmons #/ 10

Private Signings Set Checklist

1 Rajon Rondo
2 Gary Payton
3 Alonzo Mourning
4 Pau Gasol
5 Billy Cunningham
6 Blake Griffin
7 Bob Lanier
8 Darryl Dawkins
9 Kevin Johnson
10 Mark Price

Star Gazing Number Materials Set Checklist

1 Tim Duncan #/ 99
2 Vince Carter #/ 74
3 Dwyane Wade #/ 99
4 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 74
5 Dirk Nowitzki #/ 74
6 Paul Pierce #/ 49
7 Derrick Rose #/ 49
8 Kevin Garnett #/ 74
9 Chris Paul #/ 49
10 Kevin Durant #/ 25
11 John Wall #/ 99
12 Pau Gasol #/ 49
13 Rajon Rondo #/ 10
14 Ricky Rubio #/ 25
15 Marc Gasol #/ 74
16 Carmelo Anthony #/ 49
17 Joakim Noah #/ 49
18 Al Jefferson #/ 49
19 David West #/ 49
20 Kevin Martin #/ 74
21 Linas Kleiza #/ 49
22 Manu Ginobili #/ 25
23 Raymond Felton #/ 49
24 Zach Randolph #/ 49
25 LeBron James #/ 49
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Star Gazing Jersey Number Prime Materials Set Checklist

1 Tim Duncan #/ 25
2 Vince Carter #/ 3
3 Dwyane Wade #/ 5
4 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 25
5 Dirk Nowitzki #/ 10
6 Paul Pierce #/ 10
7 Derrick Rose #/ 10
8 Kevin Garnett #/ 10
9 Chris Paul #/ 5
10 Kevin Durant #/ 10
11 John Wall #/ 25
12 Pau Gasol #/ 10
13 Rajon Rondo #/ 5
14 Ricky Rubio #/ 3
15 Marc Gasol #/ 10
16 Carmelo Anthony #/ 10
17 Joakim Noah #/ 25
18 Al Jefferson #/ 25
19 David West #/ 5
20 Kevin Martin #/ 10
21 Linas Kleiza #/ 10
22 Manu Ginobili #/ 25
23 Raymond Felton #/ 25
24 Zach Randolph #/ 25
25 LeBron James #/ 1

Team Tandem Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Tim Duncan #/ 49
1 Tony Parker
2 Dwyane Wade #/ 25
2 LeBron James
3 Kevin Durant #/ 25
3 Russell Westbrook
4 Derrick Rose #/ 25
4 Luol Deng
5 Josh Smith #/ 49
5 Al Horford
6 Tyreke Evans #/ 25
6 Jimmer Fredette
7 Blake Griffin #/ 25
7 Chris Paul
8 Paul Pierce #/ 25
8 Rajon Rondo
9 Carmelo Anthony #/ 25
9 Amar'e Stoudemire
10 Deron Williams #/ 25
10 Brook Lopez
11 Danny Granger #/ 49
11 George Hill
12 Klay Thompson #/ 49
12 David Lee
13 Zach Randolph #/ 49
13 Marc Gasol
14 Spencer Hawes #/ 25
14 Jrue Holiday
15 Kobe Bryant #/ 49
15 Metta World Peace
16 Bill Cartwright #/ 25
16 Earl Monroe
17 Alex English #/ 25
17 Dan Issel
18 John Stockton #/ 25
18 Karl Malone
19 Tristan Thompson #/ 25
19 Kyrie Irving
20 David West #/ 25
20 Tyler Hansbrough
21 Evan Turner #/ 49
21 Thaddeus Young
22 Carlos Boozer #/ 25
22 Derrick Rose
23 Alonzo Mourning #/ 25
23 Larry Johnson
24 Al Jefferson #/ 25
24 Derrick Favors
25 Tayshaun Prince #/ 49
25 Brandon Knight

Team Tandem Prime Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Tim Duncan #/ 25
1 Tony Parker
2 Dwyane Wade #/ 5
2 LeBron James
3 Kevin Durant #/ 10
3 Russell Westbrook
4 Derrick Rose #/ 10
4 Luol Deng
5 Josh Smith #/ 10
5 Al Horford
6 Tyreke Evans #/ 5
6 Jimmer Fredette
7 Blake Griffin #/ 10
7 Chris Paul
8 Paul Pierce #/ 10
8 Rajon Rondo
9 Carmelo Anthony #/ 10
9 Amar'e Stoudemire
10 Deron Williams #/ 25
10 Brook Lopez
11 Danny Granger #/ 25
11 George Hill
12 Klay Thompson #/ 25
12 David Lee
13 Zach Randolph #/ 10
13 Marc Gasol
14 Spencer Hawes #/ 10
14 Jrue Holiday
15 Kobe Bryant #/ 10
15 Metta World Peace
16 Bill Cartwright #/ 10
16 Earl Monroe
17 Alex English #/ 5
17 Dan Issel
18 John Stockton #/ 10
18 Karl Malone
19 Tristan Thompson #/ 10
19 Kyrie Irving
20 David West #/ 10
20 Tyler Hansbrough
21 Evan Turner #/ 25
21 Thaddeus Young
22 Carlos Boozer #/ 10
22 Derrick Rose
23 Alonzo Mourning #/ 10
23 Larry Johnson
24 Al Jefferson #/ 25
24 Derrick Favors
25 Tayshaun Prince #/ 25
25 Brandon Knight

Team Trios Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Kevin Durant #/ 10
1 Russell Westbrook
1 Serge Ibaka
2 Dwyane Wade #/ 10
2 LeBron James
2 Chris Bosh
3 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 10
3 Carmelo Anthony
3 Tyson Chandler
4 Joakim Noah #/ 5
4 Derrick Rose
4 Luol Deng
5 Josh Smith #/ 10
5 Jeff Teague
5 Al Horford
6 Tristan Thompson #/ 10
6 Kyrie Irving
6 Anderson Varejao
7 Gordon Hayward #/ 25
7 Al Jefferson
7 Derrick Favors
8 Manu Ginobili #/ 25
8 Tim Duncan
8 Tony Parker
9 Tyreke Evans #/ 10
9 Marcus Thornton
9 Jimmer Fredette
10 Markieff Morris #/ 25
10 Channing Frye
10 Jared Dudley
11 John Starks #/ 10
11 Patrick Ewing
11 Charles Oakley
12 Ed Davis #/ 25
12 DeMar DeRozan
12 Linas Kleiza
13 Isiah Thomas #/ 10
13 Bill Laimbeer
13 Joe Dumars
14 Metta World Peace #/ 10
14 Pau Gasol
14 Kobe Bryant
15 Tyler Hansbrough #/ 25
15 Danny Granger
15 George Hill
16 Chris Paul #/ 10
16 Blake Griffin
16 Chauncey Billups
17 MarShon Brooks #/ 10
17 Deron Williams
17 Brook Lopez
18 Robert Parish #/ 10
18 Kevin McHale
18 Danny Ainge
19 Jeff Hornacek #/ 10
19 Karl Malone
19 John Stockton
20 Kevin Willis #/ 10
20 Dominique Wilkins
20 Moses Malone
21 Shawn Bradley #/ 10
21 Jeff Hornacek
21 Moses Malone
22 Eddie Jones #/ 10
22 Shaquille O'Neal
22 Nick Van Exel
23 Tobias Harris #/ 25
23 Brandon Jennings
23 Beno Udrih
24 Andre Miller #/ 25
24 Ty Lawson
24 Kenneth Faried
25 Jameer Nelson #/ 25
25 Hedo Turkoglu
25 Glen Davis

Team Trios Prime Jerseys Set Checklist

1 Russell Westbrook #/ 1
1 Kevin Durant
1 Serge Ibaka
2 Dwyane Wade #/ 1
2 LeBron James
2 Chris Bosh
3 Amar'e Stoudemire #/ 1
3 Carmelo Anthony
3 Tyson Chandler
4 Joakim Noah #/ 1
4 Derrick Rose
4 Luol Deng
5 Josh Smith #/ 1
5 Al Horford
5 Jeff Teague
6 Kyrie Irving #/ 1
6 Anderson Varejao
6 Tristan Thompson
7 Gordon Hayward #/ 5
7 Al Jefferson
7 Derrick Favors
8 Manu Ginobili #/ 5
8 Tim Duncan
8 Tony Parker
9 Tyreke Evans #/ 5
9 Marcus Thornton
9 Jimmer Fredette
10 Markieff Morris #/ 5
10 Channing Frye
10 Jared Dudley
11 John Starks #/ 1
11 Patrick Ewing
11 Charles Oakley
12 DeMar DeRozan #/ 5
12 Ed Davis
12 Linas Kleiza
13 Bill Laimbeer #/ 1
13 Isiah Thomas
13 Joe Dumars
14 Metta World Peace #/ 1
14 Kobe Bryant
14 Pau Gasol
15 Tyler Hansbrough #/ 5
15 Danny Granger
15 George Hill
16 Chris Paul #/ 1
16 Blake Griffin
16 Chauncey Billups
17 MarShon Brooks #/ 1
17 Deron Williams
17 Brook Lopez
18 Robert Parish #/ 1
18 Kevin McHale
18 Danny Ainge
19 Jeff Hornacek #/ 1
19 Karl Malone
19 John Stockton
20 Kevin Willis #/ 1
20 Moses Malone
20 Dominique Wilkins
21 Shawn Bradley #/ 1
21 Jeff Hornacek
21 Moses Malone
22 Eddie Jones #/ 1
22 Shaquille O'Neal
22 Nick Van Exel
23 Tobias Harris #/ 1
23 Brandon Jennings
23 Beno Udrih
24 Andre Miller #/ 5
24 Ty Lawson
24 Kenneth Faried
25 Jameer Nelson #/ 5
25 Glen Davis
25 Hedo Turkoglu

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Like rookies? Autographs? Low-numbered memorabilia cards? 2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball has them all.

The hits-focused set has a 250-card base set that includes 100 autographed rookie cards. Like all 2012-13 Panini basketball products, both the 2011 and 2012 draft classes are a part of the rookie checklists. Rookies are all hard signed directly on the card. The base set also has three parallels: Gold, Platinum and Black.

Every 20-card box (four packs of five cards) of 2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball has a minimum of three autographs. Signature inserts include Frequent Flyers Autographs, Heroes Autographs, Hoppla Autographs, Iconic Autographs and Marks of Fame Autographs. Collectors can also look for Frequent Flyers and Iconic cards with swatches of game-used memorabilia.

All game-used cards in 2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball are serial numbered to 99 or less. Most are much less. Among the memorabilia card highlights is Every Player Every Game Patches. Each card has the complete serial numbered patch from a game-used jersey.

Product Configuration: 4 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid- to High-End Basketball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors, Hit Seekers

2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball Box Break

  • 3 Autographs
  • 1 Memorabilia Card
  • 20 Total Cards

 

2012-13 Panini Absolute Basketball Cards, reviewed by Mike Smeth on 2013-01-05T11:41:46+00:00 rating 4.4 out of 5

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Mike Smeth is the CEO and Founder of The Cardboard Connection. After collecting baseball cards as a child, he took a 12-year hiatus from the hobby. One muggy summer day in 2006 he unexpectedly came across his childhood card collection while packing up for a move. He began sorting through them so he could sell them on Craigslist. Somewhere between the 3rd and 4th box, he rediscovered his passion for collecting and hasn't looked back since. You can find Mike on Google+ and Twitter @mikesmethcc.

User Reviews

  1. Did not produce the guaranteed number of GU’ed within the case, and of the GU’ed, quite a few were poor, for this level of product. Also the Auto range of stars in the product could have been much better, rather than flooding the product with RC autos of low end RCs.

  2. Indicative of the Garbage that Panini keeps shoving down enthusiasts throats. I am finished with Panini. What a Joke.

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