With the 2010/11 NBA Draft Picks already selected - collectors still have have time to collect some 09/10 Basketball sets that will be coming out during the summer months. No word from Panini on any 10/11 Releases as of yet - however we expect some information shortly.
09/10 Panini Court Kings Basketball is set to release June 30, 2010. There are 11 Cards Per Pack/Box that will run you somewhere south of $100. This delivers 4 Memorabilia or Autographs along with 7 other inserts/base cards. What is cool about this set is that every base card is serial #/325 - which makes them somewhat more collectible that your average base card. There are many other cool autographs and memorabilia cards - along with Tyreke Evans Rookie Cards.
09/10 Panini Crown Royale Basketball is a great re-mix of the popular Football and Baseball Pacific branded products of the past. Collectors will be familiar with the die-cut crown - which will feature some good looking on-card autograph rookie cards. This product is set to release on July 14, 2010. It has an interesting configuration - 4 Packs - 7 Cards Per Pack. Each Pack contains an autograph or memorabilia card. This retails at around $100 per box - making it a fairly good deal for this type of product + you get 4 hits. It will be interesting to see what set collectors like more - this set or Panini Court Kings above...
09/10 Panini National Treasures Basketball - the mother of all 2009/10 Basketball sets! Or at least the most expensive at around $400 per pack! Luckily for that money you get 8 cards per pack - 2 Base Cards/RC/Legend + 6 Autographs or Memorabilia Cards. The Rookie Autographs look great and probably will be some of the most expensive and sought after Panini Basketball rookie cards of the season. You should find plenty of huge hits in a product like this - and even if you can't afford the $400 price tag (like myself :) you will want to check for single cards - as these will be cool to add to your collection. Release Date: August 4, 2010.
09/10 Panini Hall Of Fame Basketball is a HOF only product - meaning rookie card collectors should avoid this products - and old timers like myself will jump for joy! This product has some awesome cards including actual game used 1992 USA Olympic Dream Team game used jersey cards!! You will find autographs of many NBA hall of famers including Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and more. This set contains 1 Pack Per Box - 11 Cards Per Pack - Each Box Contains 2 Autographs & 1 Memorabilia Card. The hobby box/pack SRP is $100 and you should find this at your local hobby shop around August 18, 2010.