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2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Panini

Product: 2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball

PRICE: $??/box

Jaxson and I want to send a shoutout and thank you to @GeDannyS for this hobby box. Jaxson and I shared the opening, I know I should have let Jaxson do it all, but I had to get in on the fun. #BadDad

We both liked all of the insert sets and that you receive them in each pack. Jaxson is a fan of the Old School Colors and after thinking about it, I am too. The card stock is rather thin but the designs highlighted by some foil, cracked ice, or other parallel is really nice.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 8 cards per pack
  • 24 packs per box
  • 12 boxes per case
  • 5 autographs
  • 24 class reunion
  • 24 college connections
  • 24 game day tickets
  • 24 school colors

THE DETAILS

  • The iconic Contenders brand hits the hardwood for its second season giving the Contenders ticket treatment to the 2016-17 NBA rookies and NBA veterans! College Tickets once again is highlighted by the top draft picks from this year’s NBA Draft Class.
  • Find all of your favorite current NBA stars in their college uniforms in Season Tickets! Season Cracked Ice Ticket are sequentially #’d/23 with Printing Plate versions numbered to 1!
  • Alumni Ink: This 20-card insert delivers autographs from college and NBA all-time greats, including Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal!
  • Look for signed and unsigned versions of insert cards, including School Colors, Old School Colors and Collegiate Connections!
  • International Tickets returns and features the top foreign-born players from the 2016 NBA Draft. Autographed parallel versions are sequentially numbered from 99 to 1!

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2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Panini America

Product: 2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball

PRICE: $110.00/box

Just like the introduction of the Aficionado brand to soccer, this is the introduction of the brand to the basketball offerings from Panini America. The are a lot of products at this price range and here comes another offering.

As I mentioned in the 2017 Panini Aficionado review, I like the base set design, it brings back memories of Double Dribble… Outside of that this set looks to be a good entry to mid-level product for the sport.

With some cool parallels and different inserts the set is definitely hitting on all cylinders with some 90’s nostalgia in regards to look and feel. Check out the list of rookies, current, and retired stars. This one has piqued my interest and I will be following sales on ebay. I may just be picking up a few cards of my favorite old school players.

 

Definitely a fun break, I am always down with fun inserts and this one scratches that itch.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 8 cards per pack
  • 10 packs per box
  • 12 boxes per case

BOX BREAK

  • 1 Autograph Card
  • 1 Memorabilia Card
  • 20 Inserts/Parallels

SELLING POINTS

  • Aficionado features a new textured print technology!
  • Designed, built, and tailored to be a true collector’s product Aficionado showcases the most uniquely designed insert cards of the year!
  • Look for one autograph and one memorabilia card in every box!
  • Collect a 150-card base set, featuring the subsets Global Icons and Inducted!

THE DETAILS

Collect three of the sharpest looking autograph insert cards of the 2016-17 release year! Endorsements features top names in the game, both active and retired, International Ink features players proud of their heritage set against their home country’s flag, and First Impressions features members of the 2016-17 rookie class.

THE ODDS


Base Set Artist’s Proof/Tip Off – Base Set Artist’s Proof Red/Gold (numbered from 99 to 1) – Global Reach Artist’s Proof – Global Reach Artist’s Proof Red/Gold (numbered from 99 to 1) Inducted Artist’s Proof – Inducted Artists Proof Red/Gold (numbered 99 to 1) Slick Picks/Artist’s Proof – Slick Picks Artist’s Proof Red/Gold (numbered from 99 to 1) – Magic Numbers/Artist’s Proof – Magic Numbers Artist’s Proof Red/Gold (numbered from 99 to 1) – Power Surge/Artist’s Proof – Power Surge Artist’s Proof Red/Gold (numbered from 99 to 1) – Opening Night Preview Edition – Signatures (numbered to 125) – Authentics/Prime (numbered from 175 to 15) – Dual Authentic /Prime (numbered from 299 to 1) – Endorsements/Artist’s Proof Bronze/Gold (numbered from 199 to 1) – International ink/Artist’s Proof Bronze/Gold (numbered from 249 to 1) – First Impressions/Artist’s Proof Bronze/Gold (numbered from 249 to 1) – Craftwork – Innovators – Meteor – On average, non-base cards are included approximately 2 in every pack.

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