The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015-16 Excalibur Basketball (100+ Pics)

One week from tomorrow, Panini America's popular Excalibur Basketball brand -- with its Kaboom! inserts and Crusade parallels and rich autograph and memorabilia content -- makes its long-awaited hobby debut with the arrival of 2015-16 Excalibur Basketball Premium. The product that debuted last season as a Target-exclusive is ready for its hobby closeup, equipped with the calling-card inclusions that served…

Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2015-16 Excalibur Basketball (Gallery)

Following a successful season in 2014-15 as a Target-exclusive, Panini America's popular Excalibur Basketball brand will return in limited form to the hobby later this season equipped with fabled chase favorites like the captivating Kaboom! and the multi-colored Optichrome Crusade insert. 2015-16 Excalibur Basketball Premium boxes will be hobby-exclusive; Blaster Boxes and Gravity Feed packs will remain Target exclusives. Set to…

Front . . . Back . . . In Between: Three Unique Looks at Panini America’s Kaboom! Insert

Collectors across the country finally started getting their first live look at Panini America's Target-only 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball earlier this week as the product began making its way to store shelves in certain parts of the country. But there's one dazzling aspect of Excalibur -- the super-rare, super-cool, super-hero inspired Kaboom! insert -- that likely has not yet been appreciated…

Teaser: Panini America Breaks Two Boxes of Target-only 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball

Following a strong week of steady previews and behind-the-scenes peeks that have raised anticipation to buzz-level proportions, Panini America's 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball is now safely on its way to Target stores across the country. In the coming days, the product will make its way to store shelves with its three distinct SKUs (Premium Box, Blaster Box and Gravity-Feed Packs) equipped…

Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at Target-Only 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball

If you've spent any time at all in the trading card section of your neighborhood Target store in recent weeks, you've probably noticed a star-studded poster promoting the impending arrival of 2014-15 Excalibur Basketball, Panini America's third and final Target-only NBA product of the 2014-15 collecting season that begins shipping to stores on Monday. To help retail-minded collectors properly prepare…

How International Illustrator Gyula Nemeth Made Innovation Basketball Go "Kaboom!"

If you've ever wanted to know what some of your favorite NBA players would like as comic-book superheroes, well, you're not alone. In fact, it's that fantastical notion that first led Panini America Creative Director Brandon Lesley to reach out to talented Hungarian illustrator Gyula Nemeth in an effort to make that vision become a trading-card reality. The result? The appropriately…
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