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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball

December 4, 2013

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With phenomenal rookie performers like Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo providing the early-season polish on a sparkling 2013-14 NBA season so far, the golden glow promises to intensify considerably in February with the release of Panini America’s 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball. The fourth standalone installment of Gold Standard is set to unearth the necessary nuggets that have made the brand one of basketball’s most coveted products every year since its release.

Featuring a 275-card base set and the return of popular base-set uniform variations, 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball is bolstered by eight autograph inserts, three memorabilia inserts, 90 Metal cards and 50 Sold Gold 14-karat gold cards. Each 10-card hobby box will deliver four autographs, one memorabilia card and stacked checklist of golden autograph and memorabilia opportunities.

The highlights of 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball are many and include . . .

  • Bullion Brand Logos, perhaps the most-prized memorabilia chase in Gold Standard, returns with super-prime memorabilia from the league’s top players, numbered to two or less.
  • Relive the NBA’s finest Finals performances with Finals MVPs insert numbered to 20 or less.
  • The spectacular Ring Bearers insert features autographs of the NBA’s top champions on cards numbered to 99 or less.
  • Rookie autographs from the top players selected in the 2013 NBA Draft, including Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo.
  • 25 short-printed, base-set variations featuring players wearing the jerseys of every team they’ve played for.
  • Four brand new autograph inserts all numbered to 199 or less.
  • Huge prime-memorabilia swatches incorporated into the Black Gold Threads and popular Bullion Brand inserts.

We’ll have much more to reveal regarding 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy your first extended sneak peek:

All information is accurate at the time of posting. Content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2013 12:32 pm

    very nice! I always loved the Bullion Brand Tags and the Base Variations.

    Now i just hope Sheed is in both of them,that would be sweet even if he already was in the Variations Set last year.

  2. December 4, 2013 12:40 pm

    Looks like another good year for GS, i like the design on that NBA Champions autograph. Thanks Tracy!

  3. December 4, 2013 12:52 pm

    Thanks for the preview!

    Looking forward to the Quality Control Gallery for Timeless Treasures today as well! :-)

  4. Trevor G permalink
    December 4, 2013 1:01 pm

    Looks awesome! Will there be pieces of gold again?

  5. December 4, 2013 1:12 pm

    i love GS. Any chance for a football return?

  6. December 4, 2013 1:47 pm

    I just put the Tony parker card on the top of my wantlist, really nice design.

  7. dollardan permalink
    December 4, 2013 2:49 pm

    dwade champion card should be on card

  8. Matt Maycher permalink
    December 4, 2013 3:36 pm

    That Blake metal card looks SLICK. I’ll be collecting those again… they were the best part of 12/13 Gold Standard!

  9. ericjoshua permalink
    December 4, 2013 4:17 pm

    Hmmm! Goodies! Early Christmas tease. Yes!!!

  10. December 4, 2013 7:17 pm

    well this settles it, im gonna have to start picking up some bball lol

  11. Andy permalink
    December 5, 2013 8:40 pm

    Is that Kevin Love what his actual card will look like? If so, that’s the same exact photo of Kevin Love you guys used for his Gold Standard base last year. Why use the same photo like that?

  12. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    December 7, 2013 4:29 am

    The Ring Bearers is really cool. Like the design a lot there.

  13. February 11, 2014 12:33 pm

    whens the final checklist coming out?

    • February 11, 2014 12:48 pm

      Going to post it later today with the QC Gallery.

      • February 11, 2014 5:23 pm

        Thanks …. I do a lot of group breaks and was hoping checklists can always come out a week before release since they are most likely already boxed and ready to go.
        If this happens, I can post a checklist by team and be able to properly sell breaks by team…
        Thanks again

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