Early next month, Panini America will put the finishing touches on 2014-15 Threads Basketball and begin shipping the company's second Target-exclusive NBA trading card product of the season, marking the popular brand's first appearance on the market since the 2012-13 season.
Early next month, Panini America will put the finishing touches on 2014-15 Threads Basketball and begin shipping the company’s second Target-exclusive NBA trading card product of the season, marking the popular brand’s first appearance on the market since the 2012-13 season.
Much like 2014-15 Prestige Basketball, the first of three planned 2014-15 Target-exclusive NBA products that dropped in October, 2014-15 Threads Basketball will arrive in stores sporting three unique SKUs (Premium boxes carry a $120 SRP, Blaster boxes carry a $30 SRP and Gravity packs carry a $4 SRP). We’ll explore all three configurations in more detail after the jump — and provide a few sneak-peek images, too.
But before we get to the nuts and bolts of 2014-15 Threads Basketball, it’s probably worth showing you this little piece of NBA trading card history we Tweeted out earlier today:
— Panini America (@PaniniAmerica) February 26, 2015
We’ll have more on the sublime Voices of the Game insert below. But for now, we’ll explore some of the highlights of 2014-15 Threads Basketball . . .
- Team Threads Rookies (card #’s 201-240) fall in all SKUs.
- Look for Blaster- and Gravity-exclusive Rookie Signage cards featuring autographs of Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon and all the top draft picks from the 2014-15 NBA Draft class.
- Premium boxes feature two autographs and two memorabilia cards per box; also look for Premium-exclusive Leather Rookie Cards (card #’s 241-285).
- Each Blaster box features one Rookie Memorabilia card and at least two Blaster-exclusive Wood Rookie Cards (card #’s 331-375).
- Gravity feed packs deliver SKU-exclusive Micro-Etch Rookie Cards (card #’s 286-330).
- The spectacular Voices of the Game Autographs feature legendary basketball announcers such as Dick Vitale, Bob Knight, Doug Collins and the first certified autographs of the aforementioned Ernie Johnson and Craig Sager.
- View Autographs and Rookie View Autographs feature autographs signed on plastic and clear acetate pieces to help create some of the most innovative designs of the season.
- Chase Century Stars, a super-short-printed insert showcasing 20 of the game’s most collectible players and falling roughly once per Premium case.
Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2014-15 Threads Basketball. Until then, though, check out this extended sneak peek at the set’s Leather Rookie Cards, Wood Rookie Cards and High Flyers and ABA Legends inserts.