The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2017-18 Prestige Basketball (96 Images)
February 15, 2018

Is news still “breaking” when it involves Panini America’s popular Cracked Ice technology? Or would it be “cracking” news? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Whether it’s breaking or cracking, there’s big news as it relates to the upcoming 2017-18 Prestige Basketball: The hobby version features the brand debut of Cracked Ice — and the fascinating finish is featured on both base parallels and inserts as well as on all autographs. But the hobby addition of Cracked Ice is but one reason for excitement. 2017-18 Prestige Basketball has quite a few more.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America next Wednesday, each hobby box of 2017-18 Prestige Basketball (six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs and 24 inserts or parallels from an impressive array of both. Cracked Ice autographs are hobby exclusives, as are the Micro Etch Rookies Red insert that fall roughly nine per box. Pink versions of the Micro Etch Rookies chase are numbered to just 10.

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