At the close of the millennium, Crusades were some of the most popular inserts in the hobby.To this day, they remain extremely strong sellers. 2012-13 Panini Crusade Basketball sees the insert make its official return, this time as its own brand. Every pack comes with a hit, a Crusade insert and an additional insert.
The 2012-13 Panini Crusade base set has a small checklist of 100 cards. Unlike a lot of Panini's other 2012-13 basketball releases, the rookie card crop is small, limited to just 15 players. The design has a player photo cast against a moderately stark background that's accented by a light regal insignia. The Crusade logo at the bottom of the card adds a splash of color. Base cards have a Crusade parallel.
The classic Crusade look returns with Crusade inserts (not to be confused with the brand name or the parallels). The massive checklist has 300 cards printed on chrome-like Prizm card stock. Sticking with tradition, Crusade inserts come in several colors: Red, Purple, Gold Green and Black.
Every 2012-13 Panini Crusade Basketball hobby box has three autographs and three game-used memorabilia cards. With six packs in a box, this averages out to a hit per pack. Quest Autographs, Quest Memorabilia, Majestic Signatures and Majestic Memorabilia all have 100 cards each.
Nobility and Royalty are both 25-card basic insert sets that come with designs similar to the base set.
2012-13 Panini Crusade Basketball Box Break
3 Memorabilia Cards
6 Crusade Inserts
6 Additional Inserts
30 Total Cards