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The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017-18 Prestige Basketball (96 Images)

February 15, 2018

Panini America 2017-18 Prestige Basketball QC2

Is news still “breaking” when it involves Panini America’s popular Cracked Ice technology? Or would it be “cracking” news? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Whether it’s breaking or cracking, there’s big news as it relates to the upcoming 2017-18 Prestige Basketball: The hobby version features the brand debut of Cracked Ice — and the fascinating finish is featured on both base parallels and inserts as well as on all autographs. But the hobby addition of Cracked Ice is but one reason for excitement. 2017-18 Prestige Basketball has quite a few more.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America next Wednesday, each hobby box of 2017-18 Prestige Basketball (six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs and 24 inserts or parallels from an impressive array of both. Cracked Ice autographs are hobby exclusives, as are the Micro Etch Rookies Red insert that fall roughly nine per box. Pink versions of the Micro Etch Rookies chase are numbered to just 10.

Base Rookie Cards fall one per pack but some packs will deliver two RCs. Oh, and the one-per-case Playmakers and three-per-case Prestigious Picks micro-etch inserts return this year, too. You can immerse yourself in all of Prestige’s goodness in the Quality Control Gallery that follows. Enjoy the early peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

Shop for you favorite Panini America basketball products now at the official online store of Panini America.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2018 4:07 pm

    WOW! This set is great. the design is dynamic, with lots of photo space yet still with a border. The parallels look great and the inserts are good looking too. The photo on the Embiid Hardcourt Heroes is a favorite so far. This may be my favorite Prestige design in it’s NBA history. I am genuinely excited to get these cards into my collection. I hope this set has a large checklist, because I want to see it in my collection often! I am also happy to see the Highlight Reel insert, I mainly collect because I am documenting the sport’s history on cardboard and that is right up my alley.

  2. John Bateman permalink
    February 15, 2018 6:09 pm

    It is sometimes hard to get nice looking action shots on Basketball cards but these action shots look great like they are coming right at you.

  3. Nick permalink
    February 15, 2018 10:27 pm

    Cmon, Panini. You gotta move on from the sparkle. Innovate because this is getting tiresome.

  4. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    February 21, 2018 7:35 am

    Tracy, you Cracked me up 😉


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