Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks One Box of 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball

Very nice product imho. The design of the inserts is great. Love the spellbound insert personally.

Will be available at Nimitz Collectibles in few days. Stay tuned folks 🙂

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Panini America 2012-13 Brialliance Basketball Teaser (3)

Before you can truly appreciate the brilliance of tomorrow, we’re going to give you a chance to take a look at 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball today. Panini America’s newest NBA-licensed trading card product releases to hobby shops everywhere tomorrow, so we’re going to give you a little sneak peek right now.

The following gallery takes you pack-by-pack through one box of 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball, an embossed ambassador if ever there was one that delivers two autographs, one memorabilia card and a bevy of cool insert concepts in every 20-pack box.

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball (82 Images)

The All-NEW 12/13 Brilliance Basketball brings out some nice twists on the inserts, including the letter cards. They spell the player’s name.

Really can’t wait. Coming very soon @ Nimitz Collectibles.

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Panini America 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball Preview (1)

Panini America’s basketball big-hitters just keep coming. While many collectors still are enjoying the primest of pulls from recently released products such as 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, 2012-13 Past & Present Basketball and 2012-13 Preferred Basketball, the company has another must-bust NBA release planned to drop on Wednesday: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball.

From a pure aesthetics standpoint, Brilliance boasts an enchanting combination of surface textures, old-fashioned embossing and finely finished surfaces that should appeal to collectors in completely different ways than the other products mentioned above. There’s also a wealthy share of autograph and memorabilia inclusions in Brilliance that will find a permanent home in many a collection.

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2012/13 Elite Box Break & Contest Results

First of all, we would like to say thank you for all friends and participants from our free contest organized last week.

So here’s the video, and also the results. Congratulations for the winner, and please follow our blog to receive notifications of our future events, including group breaks (thinking very hard for this, since our internet connection is very bad to go live streaming).

Enjoy the video, and have a great one.


FREE Cards Giveaway Contest (12/13 Elite Basketball) – CLOSED


YES, you didn’t read that wrong. We are organizing a contest for a chance to get free cards pulled from a 12/13 Elite Basketball Box. We are doing this as a thank you gift to those who already supported us in the past, to our friends, collectors, and many more. So the more the merrier. Invite your family, friends and acquaintances to join us. Also follow us to receive email notifications in the future for many more exciting things.

I would also like to welcome our friends in forums who after seeing my post in the forums, decided to come here and participate. Really appreciate the support 🙂

The term is quite simple. There is a Kobe Anthology pack in every 12/13 Panini box, including this Elite Box that we will bust open. Here’s the term:

  1. Guess the number of the last card inside the Kobe pack. Pick a number between 1-200 as it is a 200-card set of Kobe Anthology cards.
  2. Only 1 guess per person please 🙂
  3. Whoever can guess the exact number of the card, will get ALL 4 HITS from the box. There should be 3 autos and 1 memorabilia card in every box.
  4. If nobody guess it right, 4 of the closest numbers will each get a card. To be easier, the closest number will get the first hit pulled, the second closest will get the second hit pulled, and so on until all the hits are distributed.
  5. Duplicate numbers are allowed, so you don’t have to check whether the number you want to choose is already taken or not. Tiebreakers however, will go to the earlier comment.
  6. Comment below for number.
  7. Deadline for picking numbers: May 10, 2013 at 9.30 AM (Indonesian time GMT+7), or around May 9, 2013 9.30 PM US Eastern Time. I will close the comment after that time. So basically you still have the time BEFORE I close the comments after the deadline.

Due to a not so good internet connection in our region, we only can record the break and post it later via Youtube. Will break and post it probably during the weekend. This is the first time we’re doing it also for our friends outside Indonesia, so we are very excited in doing it.

There might be some flaws for us in doing this, but the bottom line is, just have fun and enjoy 😀

Thanks for making this a fun and enjoyable break,


Welcome to NimitzBlog | The Official Blog of Nimitz Collectibles

Hi, what’s up? I’m Ed, the owner of Nimitz Collectibles of Indonesia.

After 3 years of serving the Indonesian market for basketball card products (packs, boxes, cases) mainly from Panini America, now we present the brand new blog site for our friends, supporters, and customers to enjoy and have fun. Not only to our Indonesian friends, but hopefully can reach out to our neighboring countries as well as the other part of the world.

Paralleling with existing social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, the main purpose of this site is to document and share more activities that we do, such as box breaks, group break events, community events, Indonesian Basketball Card Community (IBCC) gatherings, and more. We’ll figure out things that we can put here along the way, while I’m learning how to use this site effectively haha.

But first, to celebrate the beginning of this site, we will organize a giveaway contest that everyone should be interested in. I’m thinking about doing something nice for everyone participating, not only for Indonesian, but also for our friends in some major trading card forums on the net.

So stay tuned,  enjoy your stay, and have fun 😀