Friday, November 9, 2012


First off, I would like to say thanks to the WONDERFUL people at Panini America for providing us with this box to review. Here are many places you can find Panini America: official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

We are going to start a new review process starting with this product. Just the wanting to showcase the cards more in-depth is the aim here. Let us know your thoughts on our new set up for reviews.

Box Break Down:
  • 24 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • (3) Autographs and (1) Memorabilia Card Per Box
  • Boxes Run around $96

The Base cards. Front and back are of Kevin Garnett
BASE CARDS: The base cards have a bronze bottom border that helps stand out the cards. Names are written horizontal on the side with a team color background which doesn't take too much away from the photography. And speaking of photography, all players seem to be up to date with their new team uni's.If you are a fan of putting together a base set, this is a nice looking one but becareful as the corners can easily be damaged. We tried to put a set together out of this box but didn't complete one. It might take you a box and a half or maybe picking up a few singles to fill the voids.

Here is the complete checklist for Threads provided by Panini America: 2012-13 Panini Threads BK Checklist

We landed a rare blue parallel of Drew Gooden
Blue parallels are numbered to 10

Kobe Anthology Insert. One 5 card pack per box of 12/13 Panini NBA cards

Back of the Kobe's
INSERTS:The inserts are nothing spectacular but where they lack in design they make up for in photography. Inserts like High Flyers and Talented Twosomes stand out for how the players are photographed. I do like the design of the Kobe Anthology. But my favorite insert that we landed at least six of has to be the player jersey die cuts. Die cuts have always been a hobby favorite. The base cards also have other parallels.

AUTOGRAPHS: The popular Threads brand returns with 100 rookie Cards printed on wood and signed on-card! These were a favorite of ours to pull. But getting an Drummond jersey die cut auto is what really made the box.


JERSEY/PATCH CARDS: With a trio that included Blake Griffin couldn't go wrong with these. It is nicely designed as well and some great pairings. With the product only including one jersey per box will help its popularity as the hobby for the most part have been over taken with tons of jersey cards.

OVERALL THOUGHTS:A good base card design, 3 autographs per box and the one jersey or Prime hit you could get makes this product well worth spending under $100 to get. With some big name rookies to chase and with them being signed on card a lot of collectors will enjoy this product.

RATINGS:  Bloggers Note: Our ratings are based specifically on the blaster, box or packs we opened and do not express what the overall product could bring. Ratings based on a 1-5. 1 Being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
                Packaging: 4
                Base Design: 4
                Insert Design: 2
                Memorablila/Autographs: 5
                Blaster, Hobby Box, or Pack Value: 4

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