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Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball

October 7, 2015

Panini America 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball PIS Main

Etch it in your calendars now. In early December, Panini America’s majestic, micro-etched marvel known as Totally Certified Basketball returns for another enchanting season of parallel colors, rich rookie content, strong autograph and memorabilia checklists and a few new twists to entice longtime brand loyalists. This year, the product will be a predominant international release but there will be limited U.S. distribution.

Set to release on December 9, each box of 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball (five cards per pack, four packs per box) will deliver one autograph, three memorabilia cards, four numbered parallels and one insert. As if the return of Totally Certified’s brilliant etched parallels wasn’t enough, the product also includes the new micro-etched Camo parallel and the Certified Competitors Autographs insert.

Other highlights of 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball include . . .

  • Totally Certified’s unmatched style is back on display for the 2015-16 season. Find a 200-card base set that features veterans and rookies with brilliant parallels numbered as low as one.
  • Looking for autographs? Totally Certified is bringing back the on-card Rookie Roll Call chase and the new Certified Competitor signature sets.
  • Also look for fabled brand staples such as the multitiered Epix chase and Fabric of the Game insert.
  • Totally Certified is loaded with colors. Find one Mirror etch parallel sequentially numbered to 299 or less per pack on average. Look for the brand-new Camo parallel sequentially numbered to 25 or less.
  • Inserts are back and more vibrant than ever. Look for five new inserts that fall one per box on average.

We’ll have plenty more on 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. For now, sit back and enjoy this first extended sneak peek:

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2015 4:44 pm

    Familiar brands again. Rookie Roll Call. Wonder if we will see a Z-team? We got a NEW Epix. I do wonder when the brands will merge instead of getting discontinued? This gives me some great inspiration.

  2. October 7, 2015 8:53 pm

    They look fantastic. Your design team is really hitting a high note this year. So far this season I’ve seen three designs and all of them have been great.

  3. ericjoshua permalink
    October 8, 2015 12:10 am

    Please I want that Mamba right there!!!
    This Draft class is so promising

  4. October 8, 2015 6:04 am

    Totally stoked for this year’s release, thanks Tracy!

  5. John permalink
    October 8, 2015 11:25 am

    Just curious why Panini is trying to drive away the US buyers ?
    When Gala & Noir was international it was ok because they were new but you’re taking one of the best products (T Cert) and now making it international aswell.
    Time to find a new hobby I guess.

    • October 8, 2015 12:23 pm

      We’re not trying to drive away U.S. buyers at all. The vast majority of all of our products are released in the U.S. This particular product will be released largely internationally, but there will be limited U.S. distribution.

  6. Ian permalink
    October 11, 2015 11:21 pm

    If Panini wants to sell products in other countries, they should be new and exclusive products. Taking a product like T Cert and making it “limited” in the U.S. certainly isn’t the answer.

  7. Peter permalink
    November 30, 2015 3:08 am

    I like this design much more than last year’s, which I honestly felt was really quite bland with the exception of some of the parallel’s and I think one of the insert sets.

    This year looks like a much more exciting product.

    My only criticism is that the Base / Parallel cards and the Rookie Roll Call cards seem to have an incredibly strong “Upper Deck SPx” flavour to them. That said those are probably the two designs that caught my eye the most, so I can’t complain too much!

    If Certified and Gold Standard are anything to go off, it looks like Panini are trying much harder to evolve the brand this year (rather than bringing our new variations of the same design, which I felt they have been doing a lot lately) so kudos for that.

  8. February 4, 2016 8:27 am

    The design is rally better than the one in the last year. Being a basketball sports lover and a SportyGhost, I am very excited about it.


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