Breaking Down the 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Parallel Rainbow

Breaking Down the 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Parallel Rainbow

2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball is back for a second year, looking to build off a strong debut. One of the major reasons why last year's set was so popular was the Refractor-like Prizm parallels. While they're widely available in baseball and football thanks to the Topps Chrome and Bowman Chrome lines, there hasn't been much like it for hoops collectors.

Collectors looking to build the Prizm rainbow of their favorite player are going to have to do some work with 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball. The total number of parallel sets has jumped from three to 11. Not only that, but the number of pack types has grown, each with its own mix of Prizms. Last year there were hobby packs and retail packs. Now there are hobby, retail, hobby jumbo, retail multi-packs, Walmart and Target packs.

The Prizm brand has evolved a lot since it debuted with 2012-13 Prizm Basketball. As Panini has expanded to different sports, new wrinkles have been added. The biggest for 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball are the Red, White and Blue Mosaic Prizms. These patriotic parallels use three colors instead of one, giving it a unique look that hasn't been seen in other sports or from other manufacturers.

As far as the secondary market goes, Gold Prizms are once again seeing lots of interest. Numbered to just 10, the hobby-exclusive inserts are generating a lot of buzz and high bids. And it's not just the rookies. The first LeBron James and Kobe Bryant Gold cards to sell on eBay both went for more than $500, not bad for a new card that doesn't have an autograph or any memorabilia.

Below you can see a full break down of all 11 of the 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Prizm parallels including images and what types of packs you need to find them.

2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Parallel Guide

Click on the set names or images to shop for singles on eBay.

Prizm

Black Prizm 1/1

Where to find them? Hobby packs

Black Mosaic Prizm 1/1

Not yet released.

Where to find them? Hobby Jumbo

Blue Prizm

Where to find them? WalMart

Gold Prizm #/10

2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Gold Prizm Kobe Bryant

Where to find them? Hobby

Green Prizm

Where to find them? All retail packs

Light Blue Die-Cut Prizm #/199

Where to find them? Hobby Jumbo

Orange Prizm #/60

Where to find them? Hobby Jumbo

Purple Die-Cut Prizm #/49

Where to find them? Hobby

Red Prizm

Where to find them? Target

Red, White and Blue Mosaic Pulsar Prizm

Where to find them? Retail muti-packs

Top eBay Listings

2013-14 Michael Carter-Williams RC 25 Black Friday Cracked Ice Refractor Prizm!
$18.95

ERSAN ILYASOVA 2013-14 PANINI PRIZM BLUE PRIZMS WALMART REFRACTOR AUTO #'D 4 5 !
$79.99

Lot (8) 2013-14 Panini Prizm POST SEASON Blue Refractor Inserts # 199 Die Cut
$14.99

2013-14 PRIZM #39 PHIL PRESSEY AUTOGRAPH RED REFRACTOR ROOKIE RC #62 99, CELTICS
$19.96

2013-14 PRIZM #137 KYRIE IRVING "RED WHITE & BLUE REFRACTOR", CAVALIERS, 030914
$15.96

2013-14 PANINI SELECT SKILL Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers PRIZM *REFRACTOR*
$16.00

2013-14 C.J. McCollum Select #182 PURPLE PRIZM RC REFRACTOR #D 19 99 (D44)
$11.95

Kevin Garnett 2013-14 Select Swatches Prizm Black Prime Patch 11 25 Refractor SP
$23.00

2013-14 Panini Prizm Anfernee Hardaway Refractor Auto SSP #17 25 Orlando Magic
$69.99

MAGIC JOHNSON 2013-14 PANINI PRIZM #1 GOLD REFRACTOR 6 10 LAKERS FREE SHIPPING
$89.00

2013-14 Panini Prizm Tim Duncan Post Season Purple Prizms Refractor SP #46 49
$19.99

2013-14 SPECTRA PAUL MILLSAP SP BLACK PRIZM REFRACTOR TRUE 1 1
$179.10

Panini prizm 2013-14 COMPLETE SET of red white blue mosaic refractor #1-297.
$1,800.00

2013-14 PRIZM NICK ANDERSON GOLD REFRACTOR AUTO AUTOGRAPH #10 10 MAGIC SSP
$42.95

2013 14 Prizm Basketball Kevin Love Purple Die Cut Refractor Card #28 49 - Cavs
$17.99

2013-14 Panini Prizm NBA BEN McLEMORE Green Refractor Rookie Card #263 BGS 10
$150.00
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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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