Eureka! Panini America Updates the 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball Solid Gold Tracker

August 11, 2011

More than a month since the product released, 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball continues to leave its precious-metal mark all over the world.

The first buzz was created in Taiwan with the uncovering of the product’s first Golden Ticket. In the weeks since, the product’s 14-karat gold Solid Gold insert cards — popping up in places as far away as Paris, France and Victoria, Australia — have created a frenzy that rivals that surrounding their predecessors in Playoff Contenders Football and Hockey.

The first confirmed sale we tracked of a Solid Gold card, that of Tim Duncan, closed at an impressive $1,500. But in the few weeks since our Solid Gold Tracker first debuted, we’ve seen a flurry of additional secondary market activity. Some of the highlights have included Derrick Rose selling for $2,750, Scottie Pippen selling for $2,000 and Carmelo Anthony selling for $1,400.

To date, though, just 12 Solid Gold cards have been redeemed and sent to lucky collectors, and those are included in the updated Solid Gold Tracker below.

PLAYER                                         PULLED IN                                 CURRENT STATUS
Bill Walton                                       Burbank, Calif.                               eBay Auction Link
Oscar Robertson                           Middletown, Conn.
Joakim Noah                                  Valencia, Calif.                               eBay Auction Link
Stephen Curry                                Alpharetta, Ga.                              eBay Auction Link
LeBron James                                 Howell, N.J.                                    eBay Auction Link
Tim Duncan                                     High Point, N.C.                             eBay Auction Link
John Wall                                          Brooklyn, N.Y.                              eBay Auction Link
LaMarcus Aldridge                       Provo, Utah                                    eBay Auction Link
David Robinson                              Paris, France                                  eBay Auction Link
Larry Bird                                         Tallahassee, Fla.
John Stockton                                 Tallahassee, Fla.
Tyreke Evans                                   Victoria, Australia
Derrick Rose                                     Millsboro, Del.                             eBay Auction Link
Scottie Pippen                                  Bowie, Md.                                    eBay Auction Link
Carmelo Anthony                           Hyrum, Utah                                eBay Auction Link