Although the 2016-17 NBA collecting season is coming to a close, things are certain to become a whole lot more immaculate before it's gone for good. In early October, Panini America's vaunted Immaculate Basketball franchise will arrive with a new 2016-17 edition that's steeped in the requisite richness of some of collecting's most outstanding memorabilia cards.
Although the 2016-17 NBA collecting season is coming to a close, things are certain to become a whole lot more immaculate before it’s gone for good. In early October, Panini America’s vaunted Immaculate Basketball franchise will arrive with a new 2016-17 edition that’s steeped in the requisite richness of some of collecting’s most outstanding memorabilia cards.
But as has become customary, the newest iteration of the beloved brand will be about so much more than just jumbo jersey pieces, iconic Logoman gems and once-squeaky sneaker pieces. It’ll be about new enhancements (sneaker laces, sneaker tongues) and a stacked autograph checklist.
Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on October 4, each hobby box of 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball (six cards per box, five boxes per case) will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards. (A small quantity of 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball boxes will be featured in Panini America’s new “1st Off The Line” program that will offer collectors an exclusive Emerald parallel and early access to the product. “1st Off The Line” boxes will sell at the stated SRP for each product and there will no price increase.)
2016-17 Immaculate The product is rife with highlights that include . . .
- The year’s most diverse collection of game-worn memorabilia sets featuring jumbo jersey swatches, patches, emblems, logos and legendary Logoman cards.
- Shoes from some of the most iconic NBA stars of the past and present are incorporated throughout 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball in such chases as Sneaker Swatch Signatures, Laces, Tongues, Sneak Peek and Sneaker Swatches. The Sneaker Swatch Signatures chase features the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, John Stockton, Karl Malone and more.
- The calling-card Rookie Patch Autographs and their parallel versions all feature prime memorabilia and on-card autographs.
- Find Dual, Triple and Quad Autographs, including Dual Rookie Logoman Autographs. Quad Autographs showcase players from the same team, draft class, country and more.
- The Milestones insert celebrates timeless NBA moments with the players who achieved them — and their autographs.
- Collectors looking for a challenging chase will certainly find it in the Nameplate Nobility memorabilia insert.
We’ll have plenty more on 2016-17 Immaculate Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:
Shop for your favorite Panini America basketball products now at the official online store of Panini America.
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