If you're a frequent visitor to The Knight's Lance, the first thing you'll likely notice about the Quality Control Gallery that follows is that it's substantially more image-packed than most of the ones you've enjoyed. But there's a perfectly good reason for that: Panini America's upcoming 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball is more substantial than any NBA Hoops product in recent memory.
If you’re a frequent visitor to The Knight’s Lance, the first thing you’ll likely notice about the Quality Control Gallery that follows is that it’s substantially more image-packed than most of the ones you’ve enjoyed. But there’s a perfectly good reason for that: Panini America’s upcoming 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball is more substantial than any NBA Hoops product in recent memory.
The designs are crisp. The inserts abound. The photography is compelling. The chase elements are worthy. The subtle use of foilboard is a welcome departure. In short, 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball is the quintessential way to tipoff the 2015-16 NBA collecting season. And we’ve got more than 150 images worth of proof in the gallery below.
Late last week, Panini America Product Development officials spent some quality time over at the production facility across town Quality Controlling the first product of the 2015-16 NBA season in preparation for next Wednesday’s release date. On average, each hobby box of 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball will deliver two autographs, 24 Rookie Cards, seven numbered cards, three Red Back variations, two Gold parallels, one Green parallel, one Bird’s Eye View, one Courtside, one Team Leaders and one Triple-Double.
The product also features the roughly one-per-case Kobe’s All-Rookie Team inserts and the short-printed Road to the Finals insert that chronicles every playoff game from last season. We’ll have plenty more on 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance.
Until then, though, feast your eyes on these . . .
13 Replies to “The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2015-16 NBA Hoops Basketball (150+ Pics)”
I love the look of these. I like how Panini is designing the RC with a different design. Not just with Hoops, but with a lot of cards they’re producing. Topps could learn from this.
This one I really want to bust them open and then give those cool hits away! It will be exciting! Can’t wait! Good job Panini!
Tighter cropping of the photo’s on the base cards are a plus this year Good Job.
I didn’t think it was possible, but after seeing this I am looking forward to this set even more than I already was. Hoops is always my favorite set of the year, largely due to the fact that it includes the most players, and this one looks like it will be spectacular. The photography is really well done, and the use of holofoil on the inserts is an improvement. The green and gold parallels are also really nice. With only one per box I’m going to be chasing them on the secondary market for years to come. (That’s not a complaint). I’m hoping to get a box on Sunday, which is my birthday, although it seems like it was pushed back a week…in which case I’ll just get a box for myself as soon as I can. I can’t understate how much I am looking forward to this set!
That’s a pretty extensive preview, the photography alone should be worth the price of a pack. Thanks Tracy!
Are the players in the base cards meant to have a brushed paint look to them?
Not that I’m aware of.
Why is demarre Carroll in the hawks jersey and it says raptors on the card ? They have other players with their new team jersey. Can anyone tell me why? Thanks