2012-13 Threads Basketball Century Greats: The Panini America Insert Set Inspection

During the last five days, we've attempted to prepare you for the upcoming release of 2012-13 Threads Basketball by providing glimpses into many of the product's most-colorful, modern-era insert sets, including Inside Presence, Talented Twosomes and High Flyers. Today, we depart from that pattern to showcase the history-soaked Century Greats insert. This 25-card tribute to the NBA's greatest all-time performers…

Golden Glimpses: Panini America Sneaks a Peek at 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball

With all of its precious-metal might, 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball erupted onto the trading card landscape last season with a shining display of gilded guile that featured, among other things, 14kt gold trading cards, trading cards embedded with 14kt gold discs and an assortment of prime memorabilia and superstar signatures that sparkles still today. But in July, 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball…

NBA's Sharpest Shooters Shine in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball's "Raining 3s"

Yesterday, in honor of the 2012 NBA Playoffs tipping off, we brought you an exclusive sneak peek of the scorching Fireworks insert coming in 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball. Today, we add some much-needed rain to the preview parade with a look at Past & Present's Raining 3s insert. Like Fireworks, Raining 3s places a premium on wow-factor printing technology,…

The Panini QC Gallery: 34 Must-See Images from 2010-11 Elite Black Box Basketball

All this well-earned, high-end hullabaloo surrounding the September 14 release of 2010-11 Dominion Hockey has shifted many hobby eyes away from the fact that Panini America has another super-premium product primed for release next week: 2010-11 Elite Black Box Basketball. Indeed, the Panini America printing facility is a hotbed of activity this week with both products packing out simultaneously. (more…)

Hits Keep Coming: More On-Card Deliveries Arrive for 2010-11 Elite Black Box Basketball

  Larry Bird. Kobe Bryant. Blake Griffin. Derrick Rose. And that's just the list of hoops headliners whose autographed cards have arrived at Panini America headquarters in the last two days. It's enough to make even collecting's most hardened observers get weak in the knees (I know, I've seen it). It's also two more days worth of positive signs -- pun intended -- for the…

Gold Mettle: Even Before Release, 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball Rose in Value

The price of gold reached a record high of more than $1,600 an ounce earlier this week. Good news for investors. Better news for collectors. 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball, the newest NBA trading card product from Panini America, released on Wednesday blinging with 50 special cards made with 11 grams of real 14-karat gold -- marking perhaps the first time in the history of the sports collectibles…

Quick . . . Someone Call a Doctor! These National Treasures Autographs are Sick!

As the top vote-getter -- by a mile -- in our Knight’s Lance Readers Choice Weekend poll, this story is being brought to you by . . . well . . . you. Stay tuned for your final content selection, a gallery of some of our redemption prizes for the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention. It's official: The hobby's appetite for the upcoming 2010-11…

The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2010-11 Gold Standard Golden Anniversary

The late-June release of 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball packs the potential to be one of the most unique themed products to hit the sports card landscape in quite some time. From actual 14-karat gold trading cards to cards embedded with pieces of 14-karat gold to some of the most in-demand autograph and memorabilia cards on the market, Gold Standard presents a true…
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