First Look: Panini America Peeks Upcoming 2017-18 Spectra Basketball (Gallery)

April 12, 2018

Panini America 2017-18 Spectra Basketball Main

It’s about as colorful and as charismatic as a trading card product can get. It’s a different-by-design kind of take on Panini America’s popular Prizm technology with a rainbow array of parallel chases, lots of autographs and lots of memorabilia. It annually delivers some of the most striking single cards in the game with a hit-heavy recipe rife with prime possibilities. It, of course, is Spectra Basketball — and it arrives for the 2017-18 season in mid June.

2017-18 Spectra Basketball returns this summer with a new parallel structure that features Silver Prizms (two per case) and White Sparkle Prizms (one per case). Other Prizms to chase this year include Neon Blue (numbered to 99), Red (numbered to 75), Neon Green (numbered to 49), Neon Pink (numbered to 25), Neon Orange (numbered to five) and the spectacular Nebula 1/1s. On average, each hobby box of 2017-18 Spectra Basketball (nine cards per box, eight boxes per case) will deliver one base card, two parallels, three autographs and three memorabilia cards.

Other highlights of the product include . . .

  • The 20 best rookies of the 2017-18 season are featured in the Rookie Card subset, including Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Markelle Fultz, and Lauri Markkanen.
  • The Rookie Jersey Autographs chase features 35 of the top rookies from this year’s class and features Neon Blue (numbered to 99), Neon Green Prime (numbered to 49), Neon Pink Prime (numbered to 25), Gold Prime (numbered to 10), Neon Orange Prime (numbered to five), Nebula Laundry Tag 1/1 parallels.
  • In The Zone Autographs includes top veteran and retired players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant; parallels include Neon Blue (numbered to 49), Neon Green (numbered to 35), Neon Pink (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10), Neon Orange (numbered to five), Nebula 1/1.
  • Some of the flashiest autographs on the market including In The Zone, Rising Stars and Illustrious Legends.

We’ll have plenty more on 2017-18 Spectra Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

Order your favorite Panini America basketball products now at the official online store.

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.