Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball (Gallery)

May 04, 2017

Panini America 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball Kyrie Irving

Most trading card products strive to deliver, at the least, that one go-to move; a calling-card staple that, with just a few tweaks from year to year, keeps collectors intrigued season after season after season. Panini America’s Excalibur Basketball franchise, however, has two such defining staples: The colorful, Prizm-powered Crusade chase and the explosive, one-per-case Kaboom! insert.

In late June, both of those popular brand tenets — along with a few new revelations — return with full force in 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver 10 Crusade inserts, two autographs and one memorabilia card.

The highlights of 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball are many and include . . .

  • The Crusade continues with base Silver, Blue (numbered to 149), Red (numbered to 99), Purple (numbered to 49), Orange (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10) and Black (numbered to only one) versions.
  • The wildly popular, one-per-case Kaboom! insert returns with original artwork featuring the game’s biggest superstars.
  • The new Apprentice Signature Shield insert includes both an autograph and a piece of memorabilia from members of the 2016 NBA Draft Class.
  • Mix and match your favorite player combinations with the new Jousting chase that delivers both left and right card designs.
  • The Calligraphy insert showcases autographs of young stars from today along with some of the NBA’s all-time greats.

We’ll have plenty more to preview on 2016-17 Excalibur Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy this extended first look:

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.

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