The golden glow from last night’s NBA All-Star 2016 remains radiant this morning, the result of another mesmerizing showcase by the game’s greatest stars that provided ample heat in an otherwise frozen Toronto. Russell Westbrook scored 31 points en route to leading the Western Conference to a 196-173 victory, taking home his second straight MVP nod in the process. Paul George paced the Eastern Conference with a game-high 41 points and, in all, 16 different players scored in double figures.
Still, last night’s most golden moments belonged to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who received a fitting hero’s sendoff in his final NBA All-Star Game appearance. It is under that backdrop that we deliver a similarly golden glimpse at Panini America’s upcoming 2015-16 Gold Standard Basketball, which arrives in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday.
Last week we brought you an extensive Quality Control Gallery preview. Today, we’re ripping into five early boxes of the product to give you an idea of what to expect on a card-by-card basis. Each seven-card pack of 2015-16 Gold Standard Basketball delivers three autograph or memorabilia cards and one parallel numbered to 79 or less. Enjoy the preview and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.