I like a good basketball card and a nice non auto/relic rookie.
The lack of Topps chrome left me with a little void in my collecting. Well thanks to Panini no more…
Truth be told a better comparison is Finest, but none the less it fills what I saw as a pretty big need in the hoops realm.
A box runs around $100 and offers a sizable stack of nice cards.
Damian Lillard is a close second and may even overtake Kyrie if things keep going the way they are.
I like that the rookies have regular old cards. It reminds me of the good old days.
Of all the greats that came out of the golden age of bball The Admiral may be my favorite. Lets run down his resume.
-ROY award, yup
-NBA championship, double yup
-Member of the dReam Team, yup
-Member of the NBAs 50 greatest all time, yup
These again remind me of Finest, and that is good thing.
The star of the show, as always, are the rookie autos.
Another relic free release. A trend?
The biggest draws are the “prizm” cards, think Panini’s version of refractors. They run about 2 per box, even though I found 3 in my box. They offer a nice parallel that can bring a premium on ebay. They also have colored versions. Guys like Lillard has colors variations selling for hundreds!
My favorite offering from Prizm are the Team USA cards. i didn’t get one but they are pretty bad-ass.
The box was a lot of fun to bust. It’s a mess of packs with lots of goodies.