First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Prestige basketball cards


What: 2016-17 Panini Prestige basketball cards
Arrives: March 8
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prestige is back off the bench for the first time since 2013-14 with some new inserts and inclusions but also some familiar names.

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

The Basics: 
The base set size and basic design for this one was not revealed but there will be a number of insert sets with players from the past and present as well as the new rookie class. Among those will be six different autograph sets that include Oldschool Ink, Prestigious Premieres and NBA Passports. Hobby-only ink will include Preeminent Ink, Stars of the NBA and Distinctive Ink and each of these will have a Rainbow parallel limited to only 10 copies. … Among the inserts will be Playmakers (one per case), Reminiscent cards that pair rookies with veterans and Prestigious Picks that focus on new draft picks and are also found one per case. Also in play will be Prestige Pros also found one per case as well as Stat Stars, Hardcourt Heroes, Prestigious Pioneers and Teamwork cards. They’ll also have Rainbows (/10).  … Boxes will carry a suggested retail price of $96. This one also coincides with an NBA Day promo.

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