Inside NT: Panini America Begins Exploring 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball

August 08, 2014

Panini America 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball Treasured Tags (19)

If you thought last week’s one-case preview break of 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball with Layton Sports Cards live from the floor of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland was spectacular, well, you’d be right. But just wait until you see what kind of sneak-peek pyrotechnics we have in store for you here on The Knight’s Lance in the coming days.

We spent some high-quality time yesterday morning at the Panini America production facility testing the memory bandwidth of our smartphones by taking as many tantalizing pics as possible of seemingly everything 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball has to offer. Between now and when the product releases on August 20, we’re going to be sharing those images with you right here.

With so many options, we had a difficult time determining where to begin our monumental countdown. Ultimately, we settled on the simply sublime Treasured Tags insert, a new addition to the National Treasures arsenal that features some of the sickest laundry tag pieces the basketball hobby has ever seen. In the gallery that follows, we showcase just some of the beauties, including many hard-signed versions from the likes of Kyrie Irving, Larry Bird, Tony Parker, Shaquille O’Neal, Karl Malone, Dominique Wilkins, Anthony Davis and more.

We think you’ll agree that the following images showcasing just some of the big hitters on the Treasured Tags checklist qualify as must-see stuff. Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance as we continue our countdown to the release of 2013-14 National Treasures Basketball.