Friday, September 10, 2010

2010-11 Panini Limited Basketball

Schedule Release Date: October 27, 2010
Box Configuration: 1 pack per box, 7 cards per pack
SRP: $100/box (Blowout Cards is pre-selling them for $90 right now)

Box Break:
3 Autographs or memorabilia cards (1 autograph guaranteed)
1 Legend or Parallel #/199 or less
3 Common, Insert or Parallel #/199 or less

My Thoughts:
Looking at the set made me cringe. These are your typical Panini over-designs that make you wonder who actually green lighted them. Floating dime-sized patches do not help and each card contains way too much information jammed in to the design. There is no real hierarchy and since they used multiple fonts the card does not flow.

My interest is peaked by the 5 card Limited Cuts insert. I am unable to find any images of the cards so I figure that these are cut signatures, which in this case may work very well as long as the design looks good.
The checklist:
George Mikan
Red Auerbach
Wilt Chamberlin
Dave DeBusschere
Chuck Daly

A solid checklist including rookies, stars and legends

On card autographs

Very limited (low numbered) inserts/parallels

Parallels and more parallels

Horrid designs with floating designs

I have to rate this at 3 out of 5 because while there is a great checklist and the autographs are on card autographs the problem lies in the design.

The images of the John Wall, Evan Turner, Jeremy Lin and Wesley Johnson autograph rookie cards are courtesy of

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