Some might say I missed a golden opportunity yesterday morning by not taking in the packout and quality-control processes for 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball. I would normally tend to agree with that assessment, but there's something to be said for the mandatory 80-minute marketing meeting I attended instead.
Some might say I missed a golden opportunity yesterday morning by not taking in the packout and quality-control processes for 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball. I would normally tend to agree with that assessment, but there’s something to be said for the mandatory 80-minute marketing meeting I attended instead.
Besides, when you’ve got fellow card-loving comrades (and Panini America product development professionals) Mike Payne, Aik Tongtharadol and Keith Hower on the scene to capture images of the resulting treasures exclusively for The Knight’s Lance readers, well, you know you’re in good shape.
It’s no secret that I’ve been sold on the solid-gold stylings of 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball from the moment I found out we were doing it. After seeing the first live cards from the product, I’m even more in love with the product.
From the uniqueness of the packaging to the painstakingly true-to-theme nature of the insert nomenclature and designs, I find the set to be absolutely fantastic — and I would say that even if I wasn’t getting paid to. After mining the following 48 good-as-gold sneak peeks, I’m confident you’ll feel the exact same way.
34 Replies to “Gold Rush: The Breathtaking First Glimpses of 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball”
These look stunning!
Looks good! Are Ersan Ilyasova or Luc Mbah a Moute in this??
Bad news, man. Those two are not in Gold Standard.
All I can say is…..GOLDEN!!!
Wow these are some great works of art. I love the jersey/auto layout of that Tyson Chandler card. Love the netted background of the base cards also.Once again thanks for the good work Tracy.
any Rasheed Wallace in this shiny product?
whoa , i just saw the Webber in Bullets Card! would love to see a rasheed wallace Bullets Card in a panini product! Very nice to see players in oder Team jerseys! look great! you should make a product only with players in uniforms of the Team they started playing for!
They look awesome…..a really beautiful set!
Did I read that correctly? 14k gold embedded in a sports card? How much?
Yes, you read that correctly.
These look even better when all finished and shown under the light. I love the Team USA gold embedded card concept. Great way to pay tribute to them.
Oh yeah, is there gonna be a Season Update HQ Gallery as well??
Absolutely. Look for that tomorrow.
Sounds good! If you could use Ilyasova or Mbah a Moute as an example of the base cards that’d be great 🙂
Cant wait to get my boxes I order this looks like a sick product are they gonna be released 7/14 or 7/21 thanx Tracy
The official date is 7/20.
Thank you! What are the rookie cards #’d to?
I hope Eric Gordon, Deron Williams, and Derrick Rose have autos in this product 🙂
Tracy, what will the recommended RSP on hobby be?
Will confirm and get back to you tomorrow, Brother Steve.
Waking up to Gold Standard totally made my day. Love the retro vibe and the Doc Rivers.
What’s next, diamond-studded trading cards?
I love foiling!!! Mark Price!!!
how much gold are on each of these?
On the Solid Gold cards? 11 grams.
sorry meant to say how much gold is on each of the gold rush cards?
I will find out.
decided to find out on my own: