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Excalibur Uncut: Panini America Examines Kaboom!, Knights of the Round Inserts

July 12, 2015

Panini America 2014-15 Immaculate Basketball Uncut (56)

Exploring a trading card product in its uncut-sheet form can often provide a different level of appreciation than simply pulling one card at a time can — and that is especially true when it comes to the funky-futuristic feel of the rare Kaboom! and Knights of the Round inserts coming to Panini America’s 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball.

Both inserts in the Target-only release that begins shipping to stores on Monday provide a mesmerizing study that seems to become more rewarding the longer you look. In the case of the popular Kaboom!, noted Hungarian illustrator Gyula Nemeth once again shows us what some of our favorite NBA stars might look like as comic-book superheroes. The fact that they will fall less than one per case should only add to their appeal.

As for Knights of the Round, these deftly die-cuts will be exclusive to 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball Gravity-Feed packs and will fall roughly one in 29 packs. In the gallery that follows, we examine both inserts as they appear on one sublime uncut sheet. Enjoy the preview and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance tomorrow for the 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball Quality Control Gallery.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2015 2:19 pm

    Very nice, very intriguing. I’m curious to see how the 2ndry market responds to these scarce inserts.
    What are the price points for the 3 levels of Retail Only product?
    Thanks, Tracy-

  2. July 12, 2015 2:48 pm

    Be soooo cool if you did an uncut sheet giveaway!

  3. Tim permalink
    July 12, 2015 3:00 pm

    SWEET!!!!! can you hook me up with a few of these Durants 😉

  4. July 12, 2015 3:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Cards N' Collectibles Blog.

  5. July 13, 2015 5:43 am

    Wow that’s a lot of shine, some nice artwork used in the new insert set. Thanks Tracy!

  6. NickM permalink
    July 13, 2015 11:30 pm

    No hiding Knights in this gallery. You will be responsible for eye doctor visits. 🙂

  7. Robin permalink
    July 14, 2015 2:56 pm

    is this now live on retail shelves?

    • July 14, 2015 3:28 pm

      Started shipping to stores yesterday. It should be live on most Target shelves in the next week to 10 days.

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  1. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball (132 Pics) | The Official Panini America Blog
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