First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one more auto/mem per three-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new brand delivers a hit in every pack and a new look and energy for the hardwood.

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

The Basics: 
These eight-card packs carry a suggested retail price of $80 (so $240 per box) and each will include one Cornerstones card with four memorabilia pieces and an on-card auto. Those are all limited to no more than 99 copies. These cards will spotlight rookies, stars and past greats with four parallels — Quartz, Granite, Marble and Onyx.  … A number of printing techniques will create some variety here with “distinct, jaw-dropping inserts” with embossing, micro-etching, photo effects and more. … There are other autographs to find including The Ascent, One of a Kind (1/1s) and Upper Tier Signatures. All are on-card autos. … There will be inserts in every pack with some of them including All Systems Go (one per case), Closing Statements (one in seven cases) and Team Slogans, which will be memorabilia cards with key uniform pieces limited to no more than two copies. … There is one other 1/1 autograph set, Number Ones, that will spotlight notable No. 1 picks in the NBA Draft. … There will be more surprises in store, too.

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