2012-13 Panini Momentum Basketball Will Pack Multiple Autos at $200 Price Tag

Panini America announced Monday that it would be offering a $200 per pack basketball product that promises five autographs in every 15-card pack.  2012-13 Panini Momentum Basketball is set to hit shelves at the end of the NBA regular season.

Kyrie Irving Panini Momentum autographMomentum debuted as a football brand this year and the company says while the basketball issue will be similar in design, the five auto guarantee is new as are some of the inserts.

2012-13 Momentum Basketball will have 85 rookie cards in its 300-card base set which means just about every player who debuted last season or in the current campaign will have a card.

There will also be three autograph insert themes: Momentous Autographs, Momentous Rookies Autographs and Monumental Marks, the latter carrying a 300-card checklist.

There will be a die-cut Force insert and etched foil in the Drive parallel set.

Autograph signers will include current stars such as Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving as well as Hall of Famers like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who continues to sign only his last name.

2012-13 Panini Momentum Basketball is set to ship in about two months and be in stores by late April.