Monday, June 3, 2013

2012-13 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball Box Break Recap And Review

That familiar tin, almost seems unfair to call it a box break, but a tin break doesn’t sound right either.  No matter what you call it, 2012-13 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball is a great break with cards that are pushing the innovative envelope.  With the added value of a double rookie season and the continuation of the Kobe Antholgy, Timeless Treasure should be on your purchase list.

We classify Timeless Treasures as premium cards.  Each hobby box/tin contains 5 cards with the promise of three hits and at least two autographs per box/tin.

Here is a look at some of the cards we pulled.

Rodney Stuckey, front and back

Mike Miller, Jamal Crawford

Deron Williams die cut #/199

This year in all of the Panini Basketball releases there will be a 5 card bonus pack top loaded in each box.  All cards will be part of the Kobe Bryant Anthology and cover his entire career with the Lakers. Here are the cards from our pack.

Card 14, front and back, Card 56

Card 71, Card 147, Card 181

The Hits

Dwight Howard All-Star Materials #/149

Isaiah Thomas Glass Rookie Auto #/499, Jordan Hamilton Glass Rookie Auto #/499

Overall Look
With a refined design in stunning black with copper accents, there is some really nice design here. Hit cards look great too.  The clear oversized stickers on acetate imbedded in a die cut to simulate a backboard works fantastically.

Quality and Variety of Players
Because of the double rookie class, this does lean towards the newest in the league but the rest of the checklist provides some nice balance.

Do the Hits satisfy?
While my particular tin doubled up on the glass rookie autos, there is plenty of variety and big name to satisfy.

Will you keep coming back for more?
The reasonable entry price point makes this an easy multiple box/tin purchase.

4 1/2 out of 5

While not shown with this particular box/tin, 2012-13 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball provides enough variety over the entire run to keep collectors coming back for more.

Review box provided by Panini

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