The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: Target-Only 2015-16 Prestige Basketball
The venerable Prestige Basketball franchise made a huge splash last season as the first of three 2014-15 NBA products that Panini America officials transformed into Target-exclusive releases. While the reconfiguration seemed to catch many collectors by surprise, it didn’t take long for many of them to adjust to and embrace a small number of retail-exclusive releases.
Given that backdrop and with a year of Target-exclusivity under its belt, the all-new 2015-16 Prestige Basketball is on its way to Target stores now boasting four unique SKUs and bolstered by full-bleed action photography, a compelling array of autograph and memorabilia content, some of the first Rookie Cards of the season and more.
In the extensive gallery that follows, we showcase many of the gems that surfaced during the recent Quality Control process for the Plus edition. Before the gallery, though, here’s a breakdown of 2015-16 Prestige Basketball’s four configurations:
Four autograph or memorabilia cards per box on average, with at least one on-card rookie autograph; look for six different SKU-exclusive autograph inserts including including NBA Passports featuring an on-card rookie autograph numbered to 99; find jumbo rookie swatches in Freshman Fabrics Jumbo and exclusive Checkerboard parallels numbered to 99.
One autograph or memorabilia card and four Acetate Rookies per blaster box on average; find exclusive insert parallels numbered to 99 or less; look for Blaster-exclusive memorabilia cards from 10 of the NBA’s top rookies with prime parallels numbered to 25.
Find one Rookie Card and one Gravity Feed-exclusive Brilliant Beginnings insert per pack, on average; look for rare Brilliant Beginnings Starburst parallels falling one in every nine packs, on average. Find rare Gravity Feed-exclusive Crystal insert parallels numbered to 125.
Find two Rookie Cards and one Acetate Rookie Card per Hanger Box, on average; also find Hanger Box-exclusive Freshman Flashback Jumbo cards featuring memorabilia from Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and more.
We’ll have plenty more on all versions of 2015-16 Prestige Basketball in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, enjoy this up-close introduction to the product’s stacked Plus version.