First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Select basketball cards


What: 2016-17 Panini Select basketball cards
Arrives: March 17
Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This release offers collectors a few challenges via a tiered base set, a rainbow of parallels and plenty of hits.

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

The Basics: 
The base set will be 300 cards in three tiers — Concourse (Nos. 1-100), Premier Level (Nos. 101-200) and Courtside (Nos. 201-300). Among the Prizm parallels will be Tie-dyes and Purple diecuts as part of a rainbow ranging from 299 copies down to just one. … For autograph collectors, there are In-flight Signatures of high-flying players from the past and present, diecut autos and rookie autos. These will have Orange (/60), Tie-dye (/25), Gold (/10) and 1/1 Black versions. On the memorabilia side, there are Throwback Memorabilia cards for 50 players on their past teams as well as Select Swatches and Rookie Swatches. … Boxes will carry a suggested retail price of $120 and also include 12 Prizm parallels.

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