Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Select Basketball (Gallery)
The introduction of the popular Prizm Basketball brand more than five years ago took hoops collectors by storm and paved the way for all of the successful iterations that have come since. But the power of Prizm’s Optichrome printing technology also enabled the proud Select Basketball franchise to find firm footing on the hardwood, too. Today, it’s one of the most anticipated NBA releases every year and that promises to be the case once again this season when 2016-17 Select Basketball arrives in hobby shops across North America in mid March.
The three-tiered base set that has come to be a calling card of Select Basketball returns, with Concourse (#’s 1-100), Premier Level (#’s 101-200) and Courtside (#’s 201-300) increasing in scarcity with each tier. Also returning for 2016-17? Colors. Lots and lots of chase-worthy Prizm colors.
On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Select Basketball (five cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards and 12 Prizm parallels. The highlights of the product are many and include . . .
- Chase your favorite rainbow as each base tier features unique Prizm offerings with versions numbered from 299 all the way down to only one.
- Look for on-card autographs in Signatures, In Flight Signatures and Rookie Signatures. Each features Orange (numbered to 60), Tie-Dye (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10) and Black (numbered to only one) parallels.
- Take a stroll down memory lane with Throwback Memorabilia, a 50-card set that features player photos and memorabilia swatches from their previous NBA teams.
- Also find autographs and memorabilia in Die-Cut Autographs, Die-Cut Rookie Autographs, Select Swatches, Rookie Swatches, Duets and Sparks.
We’ll have plenty more on 2016-17 Select Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, sit back and 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.