2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball Goes for Gold with USA Basketball Inserts

2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball Goes for Gold with USA Basketball Inserts

This past summer, USA Basketball claimed another gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. The latest incarnation of the Dream Team was headlined by the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The roster also featured several younger superstars like Anthony Davis, James Harden and Kevin Love. 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball captures the squad with a flashy 12-card insert set.

The 2012-13 Panini Prizm USA Basketball design shows players in action wearing their national team threads. The backdrop of the card has a patriotic American flag.

Besides the standard chromium version of the card, collectors can also chase three levels of parallels: Prizms, retail-exclusive Green Prizms and Gold Prizms that are numbered to 10.

The base versions aren't terribly rare, but they're not easy to find either. This should ensure that most collectors can put together a set if they wish. They'll just likely have to buy going after singles rather than via larger lots that knock out most of the set in one swoop. They also won't be left with a ton of extras either.

Here's a look at the entire 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball USA Basketball set.

1 Tyson Chandler

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2 Kevin Durant

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3 LeBron James

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4 Russell Westbrook

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5 Deron Williams

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6 Andre Iguodala

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7 Kobe Bryant

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8 Kevin Love

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9 James Harden

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10 Chris Paul

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11 Anthony Davis

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12 Carmelo Anthony

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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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