The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball (106 Pics)
Captivating action photography. A strikingly crisp, white-bordered design. The first NBA Rookie Cards of the 2013-14 season. The first rookie autographs of the new season. Once-in-a-blue-moon chase hits. Border-color variations. Card-back variations. Artist’s Proofs. A robust variety of both image- and design-based inserts. Look, if I have to sit here and rattle off everything that makes 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball the quintessential way to start a new season, I’ll be here until next Wednesday when the product releases.
So instead, I’ll let the following Quality Control Gallery speak for itself. Indeed, with so much buzz about Panini America’s high-end end to the 2012-13 NBA collecting season (with Flawless due out next Friday and Immaculate coming a few weeks after that), many collectors may have overlooked the fact that the first product of the 2013-14 season has already shipped — and it will make an impact.
2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball Hobby Jumbos absolutely will be the biggest NBA Hoops yet. Judging by the content I’ve seen, it’ll also be the best — for all the reasons I mentioned above and for many more that I didn’t. Coast to coast from the first card to the last, 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball delivers the essence of the NBA, on base cards, on parallels, on inserts.
Each Hobby Jumbo box includes a staggering 500 cards (50 cards per pack, 10 packs per box), with two autographs and one memorabilia card guaranteed. Collectors will also find a plethora of insert and parallels in each box. And if you’re really lucky, you’ll find one of the rare, one-per-case Kobe’s All-Rookie Team chase cards or the tough Champions tribute to the Miami Heat.
You can peek a little bit of everything 2013-14 NBA Hoops Basketball has to offer in the massive gallery that follows. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for additional coverage.