Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2015-16 Select Basketball (Gallery)
Even the most fervent loyalists of Panini America’s Optichrome technology or the Select brand in general would have been hard-pressed to predict the rocket-ship ascension enjoyed by last season’s 2014-15 Select Basketball. For any number of reasons, last year’s release took collectors by surprise and the industry by storm as one of the most successful launches of the season.
Bolstered by that backstory and by similar content attributes, the highly anticipated 2015-16 Select Basketball will arrive in hobby shops across North America in early March. Once again this season, Select will be all about that base (set), about that base (set), with three unique chases: Concourse (three per pack), Premier Level (10 per box) and the short-printed Courtside (two per box).
Each box of 2015-16 Select Basketball will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards and at least 12 Prizm parallels (three of which will be numbered to 249 or less). Other highlights of the product include . . .
- The triumphant return of the psychedelic Tie-Dye Prizms numbered to just 25.
- On-card autographs of more than 35 rookies and 60 veterans.
- Twenty cards in the Courtside base set will feature photography of players from their rookie years.
We’ll have plenty more on 2015-16 Select Basketball in the coming weeks here on The Knight’s Lance. For now, though, enjoy this 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.