Basketball’s favorite collecting crusade is on the verge of a triumphant reset — and this year, one of the hobby’s noblest, Prizm-infused pursuits is entering the die-cut realm. That’s something longtime Crusaders will pick up on immediately when Panini America’s 2013-14 Crusade Basketball releases one week from today. But there are other niceties to behold in the product as well.
From an assortment of ornate base and insert designs that seem to grow richer and more detailed the longer you look at them, to the still-stunning-after-all-these-years, Prizm-infused Crusade insert, which remains one of the most colorfully collectible chases in the hobby almost 20 years after it arrived. Panini America officials have added an intricate die-cut dimension to Crusade for 2013-14, a nice touch that can be seen in the expansive Quality Control Gallery that follows.
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