2013-14 Panini Basketball Review
2013-14 Panini Basketball is a product ideal for set collectors, kids and those just getting into collecting. This product is low-end and features many different sets a collector could put together. There are two (2) guaranteed autographs per box. Back this year is “Knights of the Round” which fell one per case last year and looks to be one per case again this year. A new insert set called “Favorites” also looks to be a one per case card.
“Knights of the Round” was one of my favorite inserts from last year. It reminded me of collecting back in the 90’s when inserts were very popular. I wish Panini would create more sets like this where the inserts are very tough to pull. It doesn’t always have to be about the autographs.
One of the great things about Panini Basketball is the photography. Almost every card features an action shot of the player on the card. It is very similar to Score and Threads the past few seasons in football. They have a small set this year called “Bird’s Eye” which features a camera shot from well above the court and just looks awesome.
There are still some very nice autos to be had in the low-end product. One set in particular features only Hall of Fame players and rightfully so its call “Hall of Fame Signatures”. They aren’t numbered and are sticker autos but you can’t beat pulling an autograph of a Hall of Fame player. I was thrilled to hit one in my lone box of this product!
This product will always be one of the lowest priced boxes for the 2013-14 season. It is great for anybody looking to start collecting or if you have kids who like busting packs then they can easily bust these without putting too much pressure on your wallet. Even though it is a cheap box there are some nice cards that can be found in this product.