2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Panini America

Product: 2016-17 Spectra Basketball

PRICE: $320.00/box

All I can say is OPTI-CHROME! Talk about Razzle and Dazzle. This set is high-end and that keeps me from opening any of it but man. To see this stuff in person. I know why people love it. The patterns were cool and reminded me of those 90’s inserts. Pair that up with some thick card stock and we have a winner here.

The only downside to the set in my opinion? The cost per box and the rookie class, well, they could be changed up to give a better value, perceived or not.

My favorite cards of the case were the Nebula refractor, base card or not that design is awesome. I would love to have a whole wall using that as wallpaper. The other cards I like were the Diallo patch auto, the McCaw patch auto, the veteran Walter Berry Patch auto, and finally the Bradley Beal Spectacular Swatches.

Thanks to Scott at The Card Shop Omaha for letting me bust a case for this review. Please give him a follow on Twitter @cardshopomaha and check out his ebay listings scc_omaha.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

    • 10 cards per pack
    • 1 packs per box
    • 6 boxes per case
    • 7 Autograph or Memorabilia cards

SELLING POINTS

  • Every autographed card in the program features a swatch of memorabilia and parallels, which are sequentially numbered all the way down to a one of one Nebula parallel.
  • Global Icons Memorabilia Autographs showcases 15 of the most popular NBA players from around the world!
  • Collect Rookie Jersey Autograph cards of the 2016-17 NBA Rookie Class!
  • Spectra is back and features the familiar Opti-Chrome print technology and the color parallels that collectors have come to expect!

THE DETAILS and THE ODDS

SPECTACULAR SWATCHES AUTOGRAPHS NEON GREEN

GLOBAL ICONS MEMORABILIA AUTOGRAPHS GREEN

Spectra offers a wide variety of speci cally themed autographed sets with multiple parallel versions, jumbo-prime swatches, and a spectacular mix of current, retired and rookie NBA players!

LOCKED IN AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA NEBULA 1/1

ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS

ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS GOLD

Collect this latest rookie class the way you want! Every autograph is signed on card, and every player boasts a base version sequentially #’d/300 and parallel versions numbered all the way down to one-of-one!

ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS NEBULA 1/1

ALSO LOOK FOR THESE RANDOMLY INSERTED CARDS:

Base set Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered from 60 to 1. Rookie Jersey Autographs Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 99 to 1. Spectacular Swatch Autographs Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 149 to 1. Rising Stars Memorabilia Autographs Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 199 to 1. Locked In Autographed Memorabilia Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 199 to 1. In the Zone Autographed Memorabilia Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 149 to 1. Spectacular Swatches Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 149 to 1. Catalysts Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 149 to 1. Triple Threat Materials Neon Blue/Pink/Neon Green/Gold/Green/Nebula numbered 149 to 1. On average. Non-base cards are included approximately 7 in every pack.