A Small Dust-Up: Panini America Addresses Powder Mystery in Prizm and Crusade
May 22, 2014

With 2014 Prizm Baseball and 2013-14 Crusade Basketball releasing this week, many collectors opening those products are discovering what it must feel like when NBA superstar LeBron James tosses talcum powder into the air at the scorer’s table just before tip-off. Indeed, there’s a distinct powdery residue adhering to many of the Prizm-technology cards in both of those products that has collectors talking. Today, Panini America officials addressed the issue.

The dust in question is actually harmless organic press powder that’s been used by trading card manufacturers in the past. To find out why it was used on these two products, keep reading.

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