Collectors know a box-office smash when they see it. And for three straight years now, the unique Noir Basketball franchise has certainly fit the bill. Boasting dark aesthetics and a bold movie motif, Noir Basketball has earned critical acclaim by eschewing the predominantly white color palette normally associated with high-end releases in favor of something much darker. In the process, the product has consistently delivered some of the most attractive cards in the hobby, headlined by the still-sublime-after-all-these-years Spotlight Signatures insert.
In late July, Noir Basketball returns with its fourth iteration to celebrate the blockbuster 2017 NBA Draft class as well as the game’s brightest current stars and all-time greats. The movie motif remains. The darkish aesthetics do, too. And as you’ll see in the preview gallery that follows, so does Noir’s penchant for producing the hits.
On average, each hobby box of 2017-18 Noir Basketball (10 cards per box, four boxes per case) will deliver seven autograph or memorabilia cards. The highlights of the product are many and include . . .
- The return of the popular Spotlight Signatures insert featuring a whole new roster of players and showcasing rookies, veterans and legends.
- Two versions of the Rookie Patch Autographs chase, including Super Prime and Jersey Tags versions limited to five or less.
- Short-printed Metal Frame base cards return in a variety of collectible forms including Alternate Metal Frame Base, Alternate Metal Frame Rookies, Feature Length, Split Screen and Vintage Art. All metal frame cards are numbered to 25.
- Look for Patch Autographs (Prime and Tag versions) of current and retired players, Jumbo Materials (Prime and Tag), Rookie Jumbo Materials (Prime and Tag), Icons Memorabilia and much more.
- All autographs in 2017-18 Noir Basketball are signed on-card.
We’ll have plenty more on 2017-18 Noir Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:
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