2012-13 Panini National Treasures Basketball – Early Information

10 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 3 boxes per case

Complete Checklist Now Live: 12/13 National Treasures Basketball Checklist

HIGHLIGHTS:
–    9 Autographs, Memorabilia, or Press Plates per box!
–    Look for the return on National Treasures Jumbo Prime Rookie Patch Autographs!
–    Find Logoman and Laundry Tag Memorabilia Inserts!
–    Look for Notable Nicknames Autograph Cards featuring unique inscriptions for each player.
–    Find triple and quadruple player autograph combinations in the Champions Signatures set!
–    Find ten of the ABA’s most popular players in ABA Legends Autographs!

Release Date:  July 31, 2013

Collectors who are new to the hobby sometimes ask questions like “what are the best cards to collect?” — “What are the most valuable rookie cards?” … ect. That’s like asking a curator at a museum the same questions about art … the answer is not always clear but they can point you in the right direction.

That direction when it comes to basketball cards leads to you National Treasures basketball. The auto/patch rookies – typically sell for good money, even for players that didn’t even play much in the NBA. Hot, super-star rookies are worth hundreds, often thousands of dollars. The veteran auto’s and memorabilia cards tend to have elevated values over other sets as well. There’s something prestigious about having a card from a $500 set – kind of like driving a $100,000 sports car.

Dealers are expecting BIG MARKUP on this set, well above the industry average. Wholesale price will run you between $375 – $400 a box on this, and the pre-order price is close to $600 dollars. With a double rookie class, I expect boxes to stay near the $600 mark, but it would take some big value coming from box-breaks for it to climb much higher. That being said, once this product starts drying up on the secondary market, you can charge whatever you feel like for a case or box.

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