The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2019-20 NBA Hoops Basketball (100+ Must-See Images)

Cue the horns. Prep the confetti. Inflate the balloons. There's a celebration coming. On Wednesday, finally, the highly anticipated 2019-20 NBA collecting season begins with the release of Panini America's landmark NBA Hoops Basketball, an annual season-starting staple that has likely never been more anticipated than it is this season. Boasting the first NBA Rookie Cards and autograph cards featuring…

Panini Peek: A Detailed First Look at the Upcoming 2019-20 Certified Basketball

Panini America officials recently sent out preliminary Product Information Solicitations for a handful of exciting new products coming soon enough to a hobby shop or online retailer near you and, over the course of the next few days, we’re sharing that same information with you here on The Knight’s Lance, continuing now with 2019-20 Certified Basketball. For each product, we’ll showcase a…

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2018-19 Spectra Basketball

In two short days, the newest iteration of Panini America's "spectracular" Spectra Basketball product will arrive in hobby shops across North America boasting, among other things, high-octane Optichrome technology, a vibrant array of colorful parallels and the new case-chase Head Liners insert. On average, each hobby box of 2018-19 Spectra Basketball (eight cards per box, eight boxes per case) will deliver…

San Antonio Spurs No. 6 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The Spurs’ history is a chain of Hall of Famers and All-Stars that have collectively kept the franchise in the public eye since landing in San Antonio in 1973. That season, the team acquired George Gervin from the ABA Virginia Squires. The move started a trend that carries to this day. The Spurs, a small-market franchise adopted from a competitor…

The Toronto Raptors Check in at No. 26 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams Countdown

The Toronto Raptors, like most NBA teams, have been defined by their superstars through the years. Founded in 1995, their first big star was 1996 Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire. And, while Stoudamire was really good, nothing compares to the stardom level that Vince Carter was able to reach. Carter played for the Raptors from 1998-2004 and reached stratospheric…

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Two Early Boxes of 2014-15 Noir Basketball

While football fans and collectors are busy taking inventory of everything that transpired during the just-completed Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season, basketball fans and collectors are nearing the high-end end to the 2014-15 NBA collecting season. That process continues unabated tomorrow with the release of Panini America's 2014-15 Noir Basketball, the newest super-premium addition to the company's loaded…