Last month I posted up some preview images from Panini showing their upcoming 2010-11 National Treasure Basketball releases, still set to release in early August. Early pricing has it hitting @ $385/box and you will pull 6 Autos or memorabilia cards, 1 common #/99 and 1 Legend/Rookie/Parallel or other insert.
I love the patches, who wouldn’t love a Logoman patch or prime multi-colored patch, but the design is just horrid. The designers just seemed to keep adding and adding on these cards. Take the rookie patch-autograph cards, it is like they started with a jumbo patch (good start) but then added some designs, I figure the conversation went something like this…
Designer #1- “OK, we have a solid start with the jumbo patch, oh wait… a quarter-sized player image should go here.”
Designer #2- “Uh oh, we forgot the autograph what should we do?”
Designer #1- “Well let’s just put it on the bottom border and toss in some laurels around it to make it pretty.”
Designer #2- “Sweet, we can now send it to get proofed and then on to print. What’s next on the schedule? ”
The Logoman patch cards are pretty cool (Even though they changed from the promo images released last month) and I also like the Souvenir Cuts and ABA Legends autographs but the rest I could easily pass on without a second thought.