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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball (100+ Images)

June 29, 2017

Panini America 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball QC1

The absolute rocket-like ascendency of the Kaboom! insert in Panini America’s Excalibur Basketball over the last several seasons has served to steal most of the product’s headlines, sometimes overshadowing the fact that Excalibur has so much more to offer. Like the popular, Prizm-powered Crusade chase . . . and strong autograph and memorabilia lineups . . . and a new parallel structure that mirrors royalty rankings . . . and a completely revamped insert lineup.

Of course, it still delivers the captivating Kaboom! insert, too. We gave you a card-by-card breakdown of this year’s Kaboom! installment a few weeks ago right here on The Knight’s Lance. Today, we’re taking a deep dive on everything else 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball has in store with a must-see Quality Control Gallery.

2016-17 Excalibur Basketball is set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on Wednesday. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs, one memorabilia card and 10 Crusades. Kaboom! gems will fall once per case, on average, and the hobby version will also deliver the exclusive Count base parallel.

You can check out a little bit of everything 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball has to offer in the extensive gallery that follows. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned for continued coverage, including a complete breakdown of the retail-exclusive components.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2017 6:07 am

    This set gets better every year, this is my favorite Excalibur design yet! Love the fully embraced medieval theme. Love the shield shaped relic opening. The full picture on the base card is a huge improvement. The different color foils and the new parallel names are great. Everything about this is great. I look forward to adding some of these to my collection! Love seeing some of the alternate jerseys appear too, like the Christmas jersey on the Ingram insert.

  2. June 30, 2017 8:11 am

    I love the design of the Apprentice relics.

  3. Eduardo permalink
    June 30, 2017 10:58 am

    I love how all the photos on the base cards are of people dribbling or holding…even Dominique. Really? No dunk photos were available?

  4. June 30, 2017 9:02 pm

    I believe Excalibur is the exception to the rule when it comes to hits driving the interest in a product, I can’t think of an insert with hype on par with KaBoom. Thanks Tracy!


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