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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at Target-Only 2015-16 Threads Basketball

March 11, 2016

Panini America 2015-16 Threads Basketball Box

Panini America officials are readying the popular Threads Basketball franchise for another exclusive run in Target stores across North America with an all-new 2015-16 edition that features calling-card elements such as Leather and Wood Rookie Cards, Voices of the Game Signatures and three distinctive SKUs.

Look for the debut of Triple Threat Materials, featuring three game-worn memorabilia swatches, and the return of Threads’ program-defining sets such as the Rookie Cards printed on four unique stocks including Leather, Wood and Micro-Etch, and both Veteran and Rookie versions of the collector-favorite Threads Die-Cut Jersey cards.

The highlights of 2015-16 Threads Basketball, which should be live in most Target stores by the end of March, are many and include . . .

  • Voices of the Game Signatures is back with an even stronger checklist showcasing the brightest personalities of basketball — from former players to coaches to analysts — who now polish their craft from behind the microphone as the top announcers in the game. Look for autographs from Bob Knight, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Kenny Smith, Steve Kerr, Jalen Rose, Grant Hill and more.
  • Chase Century Stars, a super short-printed insert that falls only once per Hobby Premium case and showcases 20 of the game’s most collectible players.
  • Also returning are SKU-specific rookie cards found in Hobby Premium (Base Rookies and Leather Rookies printed on leather card stock), Blaster (Wood Rookies printed on actual wood card stock) and Gravity-Feed (Micro-Etch Rookies printed on an etched holofoil card stock).
  • Team Threads Rookies fall in every SKU.
  • Rookie Threads memorabilia cards fall one in every Blaster.
  • The Hobby Premium configuration (10 cards per pack, six packs per box) features two autographs and two memorabilia cards per box; Premium-exclusive Leather Rookie Cards fall two per box.
  • The Blaster configuration (20 cards per pack, one pack per Blaster) features one Rookie Memorabilia card and two SKU-exclusive Wood Rookie Cards.
  • 20-card Gravity Feed packs include SKU-exclusive Micro-Etch Rookie Cards.

We’ll have plenty more on the Target-exclusive 2015-16 Threads Basketball in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, here’s your extended first look:

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.



6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2016 6:19 pm

    Another great looking set! I think it’s safe to say that 2015-16 is the best year ever for the Panini era in the NBA. I’m glad I’m able to take part in it! Interesting that the card says “Steph” instead of Stephen. Considering that’s what everyone calls him I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner, actually. I don’t care what name is printed as long as I can add it to my collection 🙂

  2. March 14, 2016 5:43 am

    Should be another solid year of the Threads program based on this preview, those wood rookies are excellent. Thanks as always Tracy!

  3. Scott permalink
    March 16, 2016 11:27 am

    Hope to see an ABA or Old School set in this!


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