Sunday, February 16, 2014
Review: 2012-2013 Panini Threads NBA Trading Cards
The back of the card has the players photo in color from the front cropped to only include the head at the top of the card. The card number and NBA logo appear to the upper left and the player's name appears on the smoky colored background similar to the front at the upper right. That all takes up about the top 45% of the card. The personal information comes next with birthdate, ht, wt, then the stats from the last season - Yr, Team, G, FG%, FT%, 3PM, RPG, APG, SPG, Blk, Pts, PPG. Not a fan of stat totals in basketball when everything in basketball is expressed in a "per game" manner. Then they throw in some quick information on the player on a colored background. The bottom third of the card contains the players position, uniform number, team, logo, Panini logo, and Panini and NBA information. I like the color on the background. Not dull at all. My only gripe here is the lack of personal information. College, drafted, how acquired, and hometown are just a few options Panini could have gone with. Also the bottom third has quite a bit of wasted space. Could have thrown more stats up top to provide more key information. Overall though a pretty nice background.
I think overall this is a pretty nice batch of cards. I didn't pull many stars and only one insert (Bobcats diecut jersey card for Kimba Walker). I'd recommend everyone at the minimum check out this set. I think they might like what they see.