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Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball

August 29, 2018

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High-end higher-education hoops hobbyists have never had an opportunity quite like the one that arrives in mid November with the release of Panini America’s 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball. Well, they had an opportunity a little like this last year when the Flawless brand delivered its first standalone Collegiate Basketball edition. But that initial offering didn’t include the incomparable Charles Barkley running the court way back in his Auburn days. This one does. It’s also got an extensive autograph and memorabilia checklist stacked with All-Americans and all-time legends.

2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball features on-card autographs from all of the top 2018 NBA rookies in the Rookie Patch Autographs chase. In fact, every autograph in the product will either be hard-signed or a cut signature numbered to 25 or less. On average, each briefcase of 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball (10 cards per briefcase, two briefcases per case) will deliver six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two gemstone cards.

Additional product highlights include . . .

  • Look for rare Conference Logo, Team LogoBrand Logo and Final Four Logo patch variations in the RPA set.
  • New this year, Flawless Player Team Gems features school logos with color-coordinated gemstones paired with iconic alumni.
  • Base gemstone card possibilities this year include Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald. Base Diamonds are numbered to 20, Rubies are numbered to 10, Sapphires are numbered to eight, Emeralds are numbered to five and Oversized Diamonds are numbered to only one.
  • On-card autographs are paired with familiar team slogans in the Team Slogan Signatures insert.
  • On-card autographs from current and retired NBA stars join prime pieces of material in the Patch Autographs chase.
  • Autographs from the top 2018 NBA rookies are combined with rare precious gems in the Rookie Gem Signatures insert. Base Diamonds are numbered to 25, Rubies are numbered to 20, Sapphires are numbered to 15, Gold Diamonds are numbered to 10, Emeralds are numbered to five and Black Oversized Diamonds are 1/1s.
  • Premium Ink celebrates some of college basketball’s greatest players with on-card autographs.

We’ll have more on 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, here’s an extended sneak peek, including Barkley’s first Flawless autographs and many of the stunners that were signed by top 2018 rookies during the recent 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.

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.

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