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Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Boxes of 2014-15 National Treasures Basketball

August 18, 2015

Panini America 2014-15 National Treasures Basketball Teaser Box Two (4)

When it comes to the highly anticipated 2014-15 National Treasures Basketball, you’ve been privy to quite a bit of pre-release material so far. You’ve seen the results of the early Sneak Peek case that was broken live during the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. You’ve seen the earliest on-card autograph returns. And you’ve seen some of the choice memorabilia selections. Today, we’re going to show you just a little bit more: The card-by-card results from two random boxes cracked earlier today.

Printing plates, prime memorabilia, high-end rookie content, the game’s greatest legends. They’re all on display in the two-box preview that follows. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2014-15 National Treasures Basketball.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2015 4:58 pm

    I deluded myself into believing that, along with taking my family on vacation this week, I could also swing a box of NT. I can’t, but I CAN thrill vicariously via this 2-box break.
    Having been so thrilled, allow me to now wax poetic on the beautiful Z-Bo Adidas patch, the highly-sought Shaq sneaker swatch, the must-have Charles Oakley auto jersey…. I must say, 2 great breaks. Really top notch stuff worthy of the NT moniker.

    No box for me, but I’ll send you a postcard, T-Hack!

  2. andrew permalink
    August 18, 2015 6:41 pm

    insulting putting A.I.with the grizzlies jersey but even more so seeing Parrish in a bulls jersey. Like thats something special? C’mon man

  3. ericjoshua permalink
    August 18, 2015 8:57 pm

    Super exciting Boxes!!! I would definitely join Groups breaks for this…

  4. hegz permalink
    August 19, 2015 2:15 am

    pretty underwhelming really…
    the z-bo is nice, maybe 2-3 decent cards per box the rest is nothing special.
    for the price it is I’m not too impressed.

  5. Scott permalink
    August 19, 2015 5:37 am

    Always loved the look of this set, but the veteran auto checklist is keeping me away from ever opening this product. Longley? Finley? Even Oakley is probably shouldn’t be in here. The Jersey cards aren’t much better.

    • August 21, 2015 4:10 am

      I understand the collective collector disdain for sticker autos, and no collector erupts into a “happy-dance” upon pulling an “awesome redemption card,” especially if it’s one of the precious hits invluded in a $600/1 pack box. But curating autographed relic cards is, no doubt, just as challenging for Panini as it is for us. (But I’ll gladly intern at Panini N.A jusssst to make sure!) Staying on-top of these dudes so that they return their issues signed, as they should be (please see “legibly” on http://www.dictionary.com), has GOT to be a Herculean task for Panini. Likewise, when one of these athletes DOES make himself available for an ink session, having him apply said-ink to 400-1000 stickers for use in products a year or 3 out only makes sense. Sticker autos certainly aren’t ideal, Panini is assuredly aware of their customers’ penchant for hard-signed issues. Nevertheless, if we want these athletes reflected in the auto-mem’ checklists…now AND in the future, then this is the trade-off we will have to come to terms with.

  6. August 19, 2015 5:53 am

    Big fan of the Shaq sneaker swatch hit, definitely the highlight of the boxes for me. Solid preview of NT, thanks Tracy!

  7. steve permalink
    August 19, 2015 7:13 am

    Thanks for the preview.
    Love the Shaq sneaker swatch auto and some very nice veteran patches.

    I will be buying singles only of this product.
    From this break and the National case, it does not look to bring much of a return at the price point.
    Please exclude stickers from “High End” products

  8. Ryan Newnam permalink
    August 19, 2015 9:42 am

    2 boxes and no RPA can i get the 3 box from that case

  9. Maurice D permalink
    August 19, 2015 12:10 pm

    Box #1 had 🔥! Always love this product.

  10. Andy permalink
    August 19, 2015 6:31 pm

    Misleading break. It seems like of the 15 boxes I’ve seen broken online half had redemptions. Guess you guys don’t want to advertise that though…

    • Scott permalink
      August 20, 2015 7:51 am

      And the famous Panini Points too.

      • Andy permalink
        August 20, 2015 4:56 pm

        Bah, points is what I mean! Haha. Even worse than redemptions.

        Perhaps the group breakers should add a spot for points! Likely to be the team with the most “hits”

  11. raymond permalink
    August 20, 2015 6:05 am

    Nice looking cards don’t understand why they have to be so thick.. and way to much $$$ for some sticker autos.

  12. Kevin permalink
    August 21, 2015 2:38 am

    and no Rpa of Jordan Clarkson Laker top 5 Rookie only Upper Deck has a patch auto sad 😦

  13. JVS permalink
    August 24, 2015 12:21 pm

    It looks like you didn’t pack out Mitch McGary autographs at all. Can you please confirm if these are coming in a second run, will be available on points, or will never be seen? Bought a number of cases with the hopes of landing one (michigan collector). Wish it had been clear in the checklist/sell sheet that he was not included

  14. kingofsnake permalink
    August 26, 2015 5:23 pm

    Tracy, any chance we can get a checklist of all the press plates in this product? I believe you (or someone from Panini) put one up when 12-13 NT came out? Thanks in advance.

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