First Buzz: 2016-17 Gold Standard basketball cards


What: 2016-17 Gold Standard basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 28
Box basics: Three autograph or memorabilia cards per seven-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Gold Standard returns with a new crop of rookies and all of the metallic, ink and memorabilia expectations of the past.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.


The Basics: Rookie Jersey Autographs (/199) will be among the biggest highlights here with one of these found in every box. There will be variations that include multiple swatches, jumbo swatches and even laundry tag versions as rare as one copy. … Bullion Brand inserts will have cards as rare as one copy for Logoman cards, while also returning will be Solid Gold cards printed on 14k gold and encased. … In the mix will be team variation cards with both pro and college teams, while AU autographs will spotlight big names from veterans and be limited to only 79 copies. … For rookie memorabilia fans there will be Newly Minted duals. … There will be on-card autos in the Golden Graphs, 14K Autographs, Rookie Jersey Autographs Jumbo and Gold Standard sets. … Boxes carry a $160 suggested retail price.

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