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Old 11-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So it's called Prizm...but one of the parallels is "Prizm"???

Seems a little odd to name the series that name, or maybe I'm just an idiot!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Having a parallel version the same as the base makes no sense!!! It makes me angry and confused!!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe it's called prizm because they couldn't call it chrome.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe it's called prizm because they couldn't call it chrome.
LMAO!!!! Great response!!!
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Its like prime hockey with all those prime patches
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Seems a little odd to name the series that name, or maybe I'm just an idiot!
You are absolutely correct. The brand is "Prizm", yet one of the parallels is "Prizm". I'm not sure how Panini overlooked that inconsistency? But I think it's a bad mistake if they want this "Prizm" brand to be recognized in the future.

The Prizm parallel is a refractor type card, and they can't use the name refractor (right? Topps owns it?) so they needed to come up with another word for "refractor". A word like "Spectra" would have worked, and fit in well with the Prizm name too. Prizm base card, Prizm Spectra parallel, and Prizm Spectra Gold parallel /10.

Now, instead, we'll have the Prizm base cards, the Prizm Prizm parallel, the Prizm Prizm gold parallel /10. It just looks stupid and makes no sense.

Sometimes Panini seems to be unaware of things in this hobby, things they really should be aware of if they are going to be the sole producer of NBA cards. I buy a ton of Panini, and really want them to do well, but mistakes like this are just going to hurt them going forward.
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Prizm base, Prizm parallel and Prizm gold parallel. Not to sure how that's difficult.
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Prizm base, Prizm parallel and Prizm gold parallel. Not to sure how that's difficult.
What you suggest would work, in essence there would be no name for the refraction technology then. The problem Panini themselves have referred to the parallel as a "Prizm" card.

From the Panini blog:
"Yes, he has a base card, a Prizm, a Gold Prizm numbered to 10 and a Green retail-only exclusive."

So, obviously, even Panini themselves have some confusion on what to call a parallel, what to call a Prizm, or what not to call it.

It could be better named in my opinion, and I think a lot of collectors are going to feel the same way if Panini keeps calling the parallels Prizm's. They should have some unique name.
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Panini hurt themselves already the moment they decide that Prism should be spelled with a "Z".

As for the redundant naming, I think that's a valid point. What interests me is if the "Prism" technology is different from the refractor technology in any way. Supposedly, Topps' refractor technology is patented, so whatever Panini makes has to be different somehow right? So I'm curious as to what the difference might be, if any.
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I don't get why this is a problem???

Like 10-11 Contenders Patches.... only the Rookie Tickets were the Contenders Patches!
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The parallel is called a Prizms. There is a difference. So, there's a Prizm base, Prizm Prizms parallel, Prizm Gold Prizms /10 parallel, and a Prizm Green Prizms parallel (retail).
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I still don't get the confusion here!
I think we all know the difference ones you see the card.
And the name prism to be named by Panini to Prizm.
Prizm has more zzzz to it. Maybe its a sleeper. Now its on its way to be product of the ear
So its no longer a sleeper!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't get what the problem is, so naming the product Prizm+having Prizm parallels=detrimental to the brand? I think there's some overthinking and reaching going on lol. If this were true, we can apply this to the rookie contenders in Contenders products across all sports. Except for the fact that Contenders is still one of the strongest brands in all of the hobby.

We should stop calling these cards basketball cards, since, you know, there's basketballs on there
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Panini hurt themselves already the moment they decide that Prism should be spelled with a "Z".

As for the redundant naming, I think that's a valid point. What interests me is if the "Prism" technology is different from the refractor technology in any way. Supposedly, Topps' refractor technology is patented, so whatever Panini makes has to be different somehow right? So I'm curious as to what the difference might be, if any.
right, because in the 90's Z-Force was such a joke of a product.

With a ridiculous name like Z-Force, clearly the product sucked
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I don't get how people don't see the issue with this ... It's like calling the base set "Topps Chrome" and then the Parallel being called "Chrome" ... So the Parallel of the Topps chrome Base Card will be called "Topps chrome chrome" - Is that not confusing?
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Prizm base, Prizm parallel and Prizm gold parallel. Not to sure how that's difficult.
So according to this the Parallel set will be called "Parallel"
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I don't get how people don't see the issue with this ... It's like calling the base set "Topps Chrome" and then the Parallel being called "Chrome" ... So the Parallel of the Topps chrome Base Card will be called "Topps chrome chrome" - Is that not confusing?
What about SP Game Used?

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right, because in the 90's Z-Force was such a joke of a product.

With a ridiculous name like Z-Force, clearly the product sucked
Actually when you look at those cards now they look good still!!!
I love those late 90's cards!!! Its all about the insert.
But i could bet That The Prizm. Would be sought after especially those Rookie Prizms. This is just creating more Buzz about the product. That Most of us would eventually be picking it up!
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Actually when you look at those cards now they look good still!!!
I love those late 90's cards!!! Its all about the insert.
But i could bet That The Prizm. Would be sought after especially those Rookie Prizms. This is just creating more Buzz about the product. That Most of us would eventually be picking it up!
They do! I was only referencing the fact that judging a product by it's name shows a very primitive mentality
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Sorry I did not mean to offend you?? If I am not referring to a person I don't see the problem? People who are mentally disabled or handicapped are just that not retarded.

Correction: "Panini is mentally handicapped" is that better?
i'm assuming you're probably 14 years old, so I won't bother with this anymore
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I still don't get the confusion here!
I think we all know the difference ones you see the card.
And the name prism to be named by Panini to Prizm.
Prizm has more zzzz to it. Maybe its a sleeper. Now its on its way to be product of the earSo its no longer a sleeper!
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i'm assuming you're probably 14 years old, so I won't bother with this anymore
Thank you I am sure the OP will appreciate you not derailing his thread any longer.
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What about SP Game Used?

Not every card is game used
If the Game Used set in SP Game Used was called "SP Game Used Game Used" then Yes it would be confusing, but I think they call the Jersey set "SP Game Used Fabrics", so it's not quite the same thing ...

Just the fact that people can be confused by it - which evident from this thread people are -is causing unwanted confusion surrounding the set...
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right, because in the 90's Z-Force was such a joke of a product.

With a ridiculous name like Z-Force, clearly the product sucked
actually, Z-Force was overlooked and thought to be sort of comical per the name, for the duration of the 90's.

the same can be said for the baseball version Circa.
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are the prizm's parallel numbered?
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