With the NBA season entering its final games of the regular season, heading into the playoffs, new basketball card releases are still coming out.
After two straight years as a Target-exclusive release, 2016-17 Prestige Basketball will reemerge in the hobby with a reintroduction that includes a new configuration, new designs, a high-end feel and an affordable price tag.
Set to arrive in hobby shops in early March, each hobby box of 2016-17 Prestige Basketball (six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs, one memorabilia card and 24 inserts or parallels on average. The hobby-exclusive Playmakers, Picks and Pros inserts feature new designs, are printed on holofoil board and fall roughly once per case, on average.
The highlights of 2016-17 Prestige Basketball are many and include:
Old School Ink is back. The collector favorite features a classic look and feel coupled with some of the game’s greatest and most collectible signatures.
Hobby-exclusive autograph inserts include Preeminent Ink, Stars of the NBA, Distinctive Ink, Prestigious Premieres and NBA Passport, each featuring Rainbow parallel versions numbered to just 10.
Other hobby-only inserts include Reminiscent, Stat Stars, Hardcourt Heroes, Prestigious Pioneers and Teamwork, each featuring a Rainbow version numbered to 10.
Showcasing the stacked 2016 NBA Draft Class, Prestigious Picks features a unique design on holo board stock and falls one per case on average.
Reminiscent pairs members of the 2016-17 NBA Rookie Class with a veteran player featuring a similar skill set. Key combinations include: Kevin Durant/Brandon Ingram, Jimmy Butler/Jaylen Brown, and John Wall/Kris Dunn.
The ultra-rare Playmakers insert has become a collecting staple of the Prestige brand. Look for these to fall one per case on average.
Find an inviting mix of signatures from NBA greats, rookies and veterans in six distinctly themed autograph sets.
The introduction of the Prizm Basketball brand more than five years ago took hoops collectors by storm and paved the way for all of the successful iterations that have come since. But the power of Prizm’s Optichrome printing technology also enabled the Select Basketball franchise to find firm footing on the hardwood, too. The 2016-17 Select Basketball product arrives in hobby shops across North America in mid March.
The three-tiered base set that has come to be a calling card of Select Basketball returns, with Concourse (#’s 1-100), Premier Level (#’s 101-200) and Courtside (#’s 201-300) increasing in scarcity with each tier. Also returning for 2016-17? Colors. Lots and lots of chase-worthy Prizm colors.
On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Select Basketball (five cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards and 12 Prizm parallels.
The highlights of the product are many and include:
Chase your favorite rainbow as each base tier features unique Prizm offerings with versions numbered from 299 all the way down to only one.
Look for on-card autographs in Signatures, In Flight Signatures and Rookie Signatures. Each features Orange (numbered to 60), Tie-Dye (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10) and Black (numbered to only one) parallels.
Take a stroll down memory lane with Throwback Memorabilia, a 50-card set that features player photos and memorabilia swatches from their previous NBA teams.
Also find autographs and memorabilia in Die-Cut Autographs, Die-Cut Rookie Autographs, Select Swatches, Rookie Swatches, Duets and Sparks.