Golden Moment: Gawking at One Brilliant Pallet of 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball

July 17, 2011

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While at the Panini America printing facility last week for the 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball pre-packout check, I ventured out into the warehouse area to fetch more cards for inspection. But before I could take the three steps required to reach the National Treasures stash, I was stopped dead in my tracks by a shimmering spectacle to my immediate right.

To be sure, there’s nothing quite as arresting as the bold, brilliant beam of 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball being palletized. Frankly, the sight left me without words. Luckily, I had my trusty iPhone camera to tell the story for me.

If the packaging looks this good, just imagine how captivating the cards inside must be. Beginning Wednesday, we’ll all start finding out.