Golden Glimpses: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball
With all of its precious-metal might, 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball erupted onto the trading card landscape last season with a shining display of gilded guile that featured, among other things, 14kt gold trading cards, trading cards embedded with 14kt gold discs and an assortment of prime memorabilia and superstar signatures that sparkles still today.
But in July, 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball will attempt to follow last season’s successful debut while raising the (gold) bar in the process.
Every 10-card pack of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball will deliver one 2011-12 Draft Class Redemption Autograph, two additional autographs and two memorabilia cards. The product also will deliver Draft Class Redemption cards for members of the 2012-13 class.
Returning and revamped for a new season are the popular Solid Gold 14kt gold trading cards and Gold Rush, which has been redesigned to showcase the embedded 14kt gold disc in every card.
Other highlights of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball include . . .
- The Greatest Graphs insert featuring signatures from members of the NBA’s legendary 50 Greatest Players
- The stunning 14k Memorabilia Prime insert honoring members of the NBA’s 14,000-point club with a sizable swatch of prime game-worn memorabilia; there’s also a rare 24k Memorabilia Prime parallel
- The new Bullion Brand Logos game-worn memorabilia insert embedded with huge swatches of game-worn jersey tags
- A fresh base-card design and the superstar-laden Superscribe autograph insert
We’ll have additional coverage of 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball as it becomes available right here at The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy these first golden glimpses . . .