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Golden Moment: Gawking at One Brilliant Pallet of 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball

July 17, 2011

As one of the top vote-getters in our Knight’s Lance Readers Choice Weekend poll, this story is being brought to you by . . . well . . . you. Stay tuned throughout the weekend for the additional content that you voted for, including your top two choices: More first looks at 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball and a gallery of some of our redemption prizes for the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention.

While at the Panini America printing facility last week for the 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball pre-packout check, I ventured out into the warehouse area to fetch more cards for inspection. But before I could take the three steps required to reach the National Treasures stash, I was stopped dead in my tracks by a shimmering spectacle to my immediate right.

To be sure, there’s nothing quite as arresting as the bold, brilliant beam of 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball being palletized. Frankly, the sight left me without words. Luckily, I had my trusty iPhone camera to tell the story for me.

If the packaging looks this good, just imagine how captivating the cards inside must be. Beginning Wednesday, we’ll all start finding out. 

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Greg Malloy permalink
    July 17, 2011 11:06 am

    Looks so nice can’t wait!!!

  2. matthew permalink
    July 17, 2011 11:36 am

    I just saw some chinese collectors has busted some boxes and cases… It looks they got products much earlier than us…

    • July 17, 2011 11:48 am

      Really? I’ll have to look into that.

      • lingling1955 permalink
        July 17, 2011 8:13 pm

        yes all international dealers get stuff early…our LCS opened close to 15 cases already….

  3. July 17, 2011 2:22 pm

    Wow looks spectacular! Cant wait!

  4. Steve McCartney permalink
    July 17, 2011 4:57 pm

    I wish my local joke of a hobby store would get some. Only got two boxes of dung this week. I guess I am gonna have to buy on the web in order to get any of Panini’s high end stuff Tracy. This Gold Standard looks amazing.

  5. July 17, 2011 8:40 pm

    The packaging alone is enough to buy the product. Talk about a great way to sell a product, make it stand out!

  6. July 17, 2011 9:11 pm

    These pictures remind me of the movie Three Kings.

  7. Matt Gilman permalink
    July 18, 2011 7:38 am

    How do you work here without wanting to own all of the stuff??

  8. matthew permalink
    July 18, 2011 10:06 am

    It has already got positive feedback around International market. Shining and exquisite design, and autos are not crappy at all. I believe the inserts are also polular in this products..Cannot wait anymore!!

  9. lingling1955 permalink
    July 19, 2011 1:57 am

    Too bad Kobe Bryant has sticker autos in this product

    [IMG]http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/johnjillmorrell/photo-1.jpg[/IMG]

    • July 19, 2011 9:12 am

      While it’s not ideal, we felt it better to include his live autographs in the product as opposed to redemption cards. Kobe does have on-card autographs in Gold Standard, too. If those are your cards, great pulls, man.

      • lingling permalink
        July 19, 2011 10:47 am

        i got both in 1 pack tracy….thats bad collation

      • July 19, 2011 11:10 am

        Indeed. But there’s no denying your good fortune.

  10. Dasiegel2007 permalink
    July 19, 2011 2:53 pm

    Tracy, any word on what the other golden ticket prizes are? I only know abt the face-to-face w/ Kobe.

  11. Angelo permalink
    July 20, 2011 5:41 am

    Any chance you could put up a checklist of Gold Standard please?

  12. July 20, 2011 1:30 pm

    Tracy do you know if the gold cards are live or are some redemptions?

    • July 20, 2011 1:34 pm

      The 14-karat gold cards from the Solid Gold insert are redemptions. The Gold Rush inserts — with the smaller pieces of real gold embedded into the card — are live in pack.

      • Dasiegel2007 permalink
        July 20, 2011 1:42 pm

        Any response to the golden ticket prizes question?

      • July 20, 2011 2:04 pm

        Watch the vide we just posted . . . all the details are there.

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