The Inside Story of How the Iconic SLAM Magazine Got its Own Insert in Panini America’s 2020-21 NBA Hoops Basketball

Last February, just weeks before a global pandemic began ravaging the U.S., and altering -- in some ways seemingly forever -- the way business gets done, some business was getting done the old-fashioned way. Face-to-face, through spirited conversation among passionate professionals. The setting in this case? Inside Panini America's All-Star VIP Lounge in Chicago during 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. The…

Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017-18 Noir Basketball (Gallery)

Collectors know a box-office smash when they see it. And for three straight years now, the unique Noir Basketball franchise has certainly fit the bill. Boasting dark aesthetics and a bold movie motif, Noir Basketball has earned critical acclaim by eschewing the predominantly white color palette normally associated with high-end releases in favor of something much darker. In the process,…

Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball (Gallery)

Most trading card products strive to deliver, at the least, that one go-to move; a calling-card staple that, with just a few tweaks from year to year, keeps collectors intrigued season after season after season. Panini America's Excalibur Basketball franchise, however, has two such defining staples: The colorful, Prizm-powered Crusade chase and the explosive, one-per-case Kaboom! insert. In late June, both…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 National Treasures Basketball

For many hardcore hoops hobbyists, the countdown to Panini America's 2016-17 National Treasures Basketball release officially started just days after 2015-16 National Treasures Basketball dried up completely. Over the course of the last 11 months, the 2016 NBA Draft, the 2016 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot and the on-court ascendency of the brightest stars in the class have only fanned the flames of…

Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball

Collectors loved it in baseball. They loved it again in football. And in early April, they'll no doubt love it one more time when it comes to basketball. Indeed, the Optic craze that worked wonders for 2016 Donruss Baseball and 2016 Donruss Football is on the verge of bringing its Prizm-powered luster to 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball. Set to arrive in…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Court Kings Basketball (100+ Pics)

When discriminating hoops collectors really want to get down to the art of the matter, there's really only one place to go. And later this week, the popular collecting work of art that is Panini America's Court Kings Basketball opens for another excellent exhibit. Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on Friday, 2016-17 Court Kings Basketball returns to regale by…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Donruss Basketball (100+ Pics)

Panini America's flagship Donruss brand is about to embark on a hardwood expedition earmarked by key Rookie Cards, a plethora of throwback touches, autograph and memorabilia inclusions from the hottest newcomers, superstar veterans and all-time greats, plenty of parallels and so much more. Indeed, 2016-17 Donruss Basketball is on the way. And when it arrives in hobby shops across North…

Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at the Unique 2015-16 Replay Basketball

Talk about your blasts from the past. In early December, Panini America is delving into its proud NBA history to deliver a unique trading card product unlike any the company has ever produced. It's called 2015-16 Replay Basketball and, in addition to being the shortest-printed release of the 2015-16 NBA collecting season, it will afford collectors the rare opportunity to…

Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2015-16 Immaculate Basketball (Gallery)

One of the sports card industry's most revered brands is gearing up for another bold season in the NBA and when Panini America's 2015-16 Immaculate Basketball releases in late August, longtime brand loyalists will find many of the captivating components that make the product an instant MVP (Most Valuable Product) candidate every year. For those checklisting at home, that means a…
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