If you follow Panini America on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, the post you're about to read may indeed be old news by now. But even if you already know that we're bringing back the revolutionary Sneak Peek game-worn NBA shoe insert to 2014-15 Immaculate Basketball, there's still something new -- and quite spectacular -- for you to see in the gallery that follows.
If you follow Panini America on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, the post you’re about to read may indeed be old news by now. But even if you already know that we’re bringing back the revolutionary Sneak Peek game-worn NBA shoe insert to 2014-15 Immaculate Basketball, there’s still something new — and quite spectacular — for you to see in the gallery that follows.
Last year, Panini America officials unveiled the otherworldly Sneak Peek concept inside 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball and provided a stiff, jolting kick to the game-worn memorabilia trading card genre. Boasting a bountiful array of basketball cards the likes of which fans and collectors had never seen, Sneak Peek commanded mainstream media attention and provided a path for similar innovation inside 2014 Immaculate Baseball.
With 2014-15 Immaculate Basketball set to begin packing out later this week, we thought we’d offer this first extended sneak peek at the new Sneak Peek. For collectors who might be waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak, the still-pioneering insert will deliver a continuation of what you saw last season (such as the other pump from Shaquille O’Neal’s iconic Reebok Pumps) as well as several new game-worn kicks, including Karl Malone’s Etonics, Hakeem Olajuwon’s L.A. Gear, Robert Parish’s Champions, and Converse classics worn by Magic Johnson, Julius Erving and Larry Johnson.
While the following preview gallery doesn’t include every card in the 2014-15 Immaculate Basketball Sneak Peek insert (we’ll follow up with that soon enough), it should certainly whet your appetite for the greatness to come. Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2014-15 Immaculate Basketball.