Hey, let’s be honest: We all can use at least a little break from tonight’s wall-to-wall, budget-busting coverage of the 2012 presidential election that’s likely dominating any television you’re watching. To that end, we thought right now provided us the perfect opportunity to separate the pretenders from the contenders (or at least shed a little light on an all-new Contenders).
For the first time since 2009-10 (Panini America’s first season as the exclusive manufacturer of NBA trading cards), hoops collectors will have a Contenders-branded basketball release to call their own. After missing the 2011-12 season and temporarily morphing into Contenders Patches for 2010-11, Contenders Basketball is making a huge comeback for 2012-13.
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