The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016-17 Preferred Basketball (90 Pics)

August 30, 2017


When it gets right down to it, you can sum up the collective collecting fascination for Panini America’s vaunted Preferred brand in about six or seven words: Silhouettes. Crown die-cuts. Memorabilia booklets. Autographs. To be sure, those are the most appealing attributes that have made the Preferred franchise a late-season staple during each of the last six seasons. And when 2016-17 Preferred Basketball arrives next week in hobby shops across North America, they’ll be leading the charge yet again.

Actually, you can add two more words to that list this season: Reggie and Miller. In addition to delivering an exciting array of new booklets and an arsenal of compelling design updates (including a new take on the fabled Silhouettes design), 2016-17 Preferred Basketball also delivers the first Miller certified autographs in several years — and they are spectacular.

On average, each four-card hobby box of 2016-17 Preferred Basketball will yield two autographs and two memorabilia booklets from a stacked lineup that includes the drool-worthy NBA Finals Booklets featuring game-worn jerseys from NBA Finals 2016. The revealing Quality Control Gallery that follows offers a deep dive into this year’s release. Enjoy the early look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.

You can pre-order 2016-17 Preferred Basketball now at the Panini America online store.