2012-13 Momentum and Gold Standard 2-box Break


Been a while since my last post and also my last box break, so I decided to bust a box of Momentum and a box of Gold Standard Basketball. Well, I regret it a bit, lol. You’ll know why. But at least, I will give my opinion on these 2 products based on these 2 boxes.

First, let’s talk about the Momentum Basketball. I like the look of the box. Looks classy and elegant in spite of many bad things that were said about this product. The base cards are well designed. There were 9 base cards pulled from that box as you can see in the below picture.


Too bad there was no parallel. All the base cards are common ones. Then the box also yielded an insert card, with glossy and shining effect, reminded me with Totally Certified cards (which I don’t like actually). The only one insert I got was this Fat Lever Drive insert /49.


Now, let’s move on with the autos. I got 3 rookie autos (sticker), 1 redemption (Jae Crowder rookie auto), and a Harrison Barnes on-card rookie auto. Pretty good in my opinion. So, here are the last 5 cards from the Momentum break.


Okay, that’s it for the Momentum. Overall, it’s a below average box, but I really like the Barnes on-card auto.

Now let’s move on to the Gold Standard box. I even like this product better than its 2 previous predecessors. With the addition of 1 metal card per box, makes it even sweeter. The Black Gold and White Gold memorabilia cards are also nice, and I think the winner for this year’s Gold Standard release is the on-card rookie autos with their jerseys attached on the cards. Pretty cool.

The base cards are almost the same as previous Gold Standard releases, so no big difference between those years. Got 5 base cards from the box. Here they are:


The rookie autos, which I already mentioned before. Sweet sweet design and very nice looking.


And here are the other hits, including the Black Gold Memorabilia, a metal card, and a Steve Francis Mother Lode sticker auto (booooo).


That’s all for now. Will upload the National Treasures break next week or two. Yeap, I will bust a case of National Treasures Basketball when I get it. Pretty excited about that. Hope we can have a loaded case, just like the 2010-11 case I busted. The video can be watched below: 

Thanks for reading, and appreciate any comment. Stay tuned for the NT BREAK.


BREAKING: Panini America Leaks First Pics of 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball

12/13 NATIONAL TREASURES BASKETBALL is coming, and they will be BIGGER AND BETTER than ever.
Really can’t wait to work on the cases and hope we can bring some great cases to Indonesia.
Meanwhile, check out these great preview galleries from The Knight’s Lance. Enjoy 😀

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Panini America 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball Pre-Ink Preview

A monumental shipment of boxes arrived hot off the presses from the Panini America production facility just this morning, offering the indisputable and stunning visual evidence that basketball collectors across the globe have been waiting more than two years for: 2012-13 National Treasures Basketball is coming — and it’s going to be spectacular.

For the first time since the 2010-11 NBA season, fans and collectors once again will have the opportunity to appreciate one of the most celebrated high-end brands in sports card history. This time, however, National Treasures is equipped with the landmark Double Rookie Class that promises to launch the 2012-13 release into a completely different stratosphere in terms of value, collectiblity and “Wow!”

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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Momentum Basketball (59 Images)

One of the best Panini products this year hit our store. Panini Momentum brings a lot of excitement, especially with the NBA Finals approaching.

Please check the wonderful cards of Momentum in this QC by Panini America few weeks ago.

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Panini America 2012-13 Momentum Basketball QC (1)

The subtle aesthetic nuances that worked so well in 2012 Momentum Football last season are on beautiful display in Panini America’s 2012-13 Momentum Basketball, the hardcourt debut of a brand with collectible roots planted deep in 1990s football. Clearly, though, the Momentum brand crosses over brilliantly to the NBA.

But while the raised-UV design element that brings every base card to life in 2012-13 Momentum Basketball owes its presence to similar stylings in last fall’s football release, there are an abundance of new twists to 2012-13 Momentum Basketball — such as deft die-cuts, a wealth of on-card autographs and the mesmerizing Drive parallels — sure to influence every new Momentum release in the future.

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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,