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 Panini Prizm Damian Lillard "37 49" Purple Die Cut Refractor Card #19
$24.99

2013 14 Panini Prizm Kevin Love "9 49" Purple Die Cut Refractor Dominance #6
$14.99

2013 14 Panini Prizm Karl Malone "28 49" Purple Die Cut Hall Monitors Refractor
$24.99

# 199 C.J. McCollum Rookie Blue Refractor Die Cut 2013-14 Panini Prizm RC SP NBA
$22.99

# 60 Damian Lillard SP Refractor 2013-14 Panini Prizm Guard Duty Orange #4 RARE
$19.99

2013-14 Prizm #58 Enes Kanter Gold Prizm Refractor 2 10 JAZZ
$20.00

2013 14 Panini Select KOBE BRYANT Sky High Purple Prizm Refractor Mint 38 99
$34.99

# 99 C.J. McCollum Rookie Purple Refractor 2013-14 Select White Hot Prizm #30 RC
$22.99

2013-14 PRIZM KOBE BRYANT RED REFRACTOR PRIZM LAKERS
$10.00

2013-14 Panini Spectra Prizm Refractor RC VICTOR OLADIPO OKC BGS 9.5 10 Auto JSY
$185.00

2013-14 Prizm STEVE NASH #10 Guard Duty Black Refractor Insert 1 1
$254.99

2013-14 Prizm STEVE NASH #85 Gold Insert Refractor 10 Lakers
$63.74

2013-14 Panini Spectra Prizm Refractor RC VICTOR OLADIPO OKC Auto Jersey Rookie
$125.00

2013-14 Panini Orange Spectra Prizm Refractor RC VICTOR OLADIPO OKC Auto Jersey
$185.00

2013-14 Panini Prizm #30 Draymond Green Orange Refractor Prizms 19 60
$25.00

2013-14 PANINI PRIZM STEPHEN CURRY PURPLE DIE CUT REFRACTOR SP #9 49 Warriors
$29.99
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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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