Easy Seeing Green: Top 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball Sales

Easy Seeing Green: Top 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball Sales

When Panini announced a $1,250+ basketball product, it was natural that there'd be some discussion. Well, now that 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball is here and had a chance to test the market, it looks like the hobby was ready for it. Or at least a small portion of it that was willing to pony up for the ultra high-end release.

And that $1,250 box? They're selling for $1,700 and up now on eBay. Those aren't asking prices, but realized sales.

In just the first week that 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball was on the market, nearly 100 single cards sold on eBay alone for $1,000 or more. This doesn't take into account any shop sales, private deals and group breaks. Leading the way was a one-of-one Rookie Autographs Platinum parallel of Kyrie Irving that sold for $10,000. Not surprisingly, several of the top early sales were of the young superstar.

Here's a look at the top 30 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball sales on eBay from the product's release through Saturday, November 2. If you'd like to see a real-time list of what's drawing the most attention from the set on eBay, click here.

Top 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball Single-Card Sales

Data based on completed eBay sales through November 2, 2013.

1. Rookie Autographs Platinum Kyrie Irving 1/1 - $10,000

01 2012-13 Panini Flawless Kyrie Irving Autograph 1_1

2. Spokesmen Patches Autographs Emerald Kyrie Irving 2/5 - $5,500

3. Team Panini Autographs Platinum Kyrie Irving 1/1 - $3,500

4. Damian Lillard RC 17/20 - $3,299.99

04 2012-13 Panini Flawless Damian Lillard RC

5. Emerald Gem Kyrie Irving 1/5 - $3,250

6 (tie). Team Panini Autographs Platinum Kobe Bryant 1/1 - $3,000

6 (tie). Team Panini Autographs Platinum Kobe Bryant 1/1 - $3,000

6 (tie). Team Panini Autographs Emerald Kyrie Irving 2/5 - $3,000

9. Team Panini Autographs Emerald Kyrie Irving 1/5 - $2,899.99

10. Emerald Gem Kyrie Irving 5/5 - $2,605

11. Spokesmen Patches Autographs Gold Kyrie Irving 10/10 - $2,550

12 (tie). Diamond Dwyane Wade 1/1 - $2,500

12 (tie). Spokesmen Patches Autographs Gold Kyrie Irving 04/25 - $2,500

14. Lebron James Base Card 12/20 - $2,400

15. Spokesmen Patches Autographs Gold Kyrie Irving 05/10 - $2,350

16. Patches Gold Wilt Chamberlain 5/5 - $2,200

17. Benchmarks Emerald Kevin Durant Autograph 2/5 - $2,199.99

18. Greats Patches Dual Autographs Gold Kobe Bryant 02/10 - $2,133

19. Rookie Autographs Platinum Andre Drummond 1/1 - $2,100

20 (tie). Patches Emerald Pete Maravich 1/2 - $2,000

20 (tie). Patches Autographs Platinum Chandler Parsons 1/1 - $2,000

20 (tie). Rookie Autographs Ruby Kyrie Irving 06/15 - $2,000

20 (tie). Rookie Autographs Platinum Jimmy Butler 1/1 - $2,000

20 (tie). LeBron James base card 19/20 - $2,000

20 (tie). Flawless Signatures Platinum Kevin Durant 1/1 - $2,000

20 (tie). Greats Patches Duals Ruby Kobe Bryant 06/15 - $2,000

20 (tie). Rookie Patches Emerald Kyrie Irving 1/5 - $2,000

28 (tie). Rookie Autographs Kyrie Irving 16/25 - $1,999.99

28 (tie). Patches Wilt Chamberlain 1/10 - $1,999.99

28 (tie). Spokesmen Patches Autographs Gold Kyrie Irving 08/10 - $1,999.99

Top eBay Listings

CHANDLER PARSONS 2012 13 PANINI FLAWLESS RC AUTOGRAPH AUTO 25
$127.00

2012-13 Panini Flawless Jimmer Fredette Autograph Rookie Card #16 25!
$39.95

2012-13 PANINI FLAWLESS GREATS ROBERT PARISH AUTOGRAPH 10 15
$89.95

2012-13 PANINI FLAWLESS GREATS GAIL GOODRICH AUTOGRAPH GAME-WORN 25 25
$44.99

2012-13 FLAWLESS GREATS JERRY WEST AUTOGRAPH 3 COLOR PATCH 1 10 LAKERS HOF
$399.99

2012-13 Panini FLAWLESS EMERALD MVP LeBron James 3-Color Patch 3 5 Miami Heat
$500.00

2012-13 Panini Flawless Kevin Love Diamond Card #10 20!
$299.99

2012-13 FLAWLESS KYRIE IRVING RC AUTO 11 25 SEALED
$224.99

2012-13 2013 Panini FLAWLESS Scottie Pippen GREEN EMERALD base card DIAMOND 3 5
$899.99

Ralph Sampson - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 5 10
$34.95

John Stockton - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 9 10
$105.00

Artis Gilmore - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 6 10
$39.95

Isiah Thomas - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 8 10
$64.95

Jamaal Wilkes - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 3 10
$34.95

Hakeem Olajuwon - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 1 10
$89.95

Dan Issel - 2012-13 Panini Flawless Hall of Fame HOF Autograph Gold 1 10
$59.95
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