Gilded. Gifted. Lustrous. Splendid. Resplendent. Aurulent. Dazzling. Sparkling. Stunning. Go ahead, pick any superlative you can think of to describe the precious-metal mojo that is Panini America’s 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball. They all fit.
The fact of the matter, though, is that fancy words alone really can’t do justice to the dense, decadent, high-gloss finish at work on most of Gold Standard’s shining examples. Throw in autographs, game-worn memorabilia and actual pieces of 14kt gold and you start to understand why anticipation for Panini America’s final product of the 2011-12 NBA collecting season is so high.
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