It’s likely that the first thing you’ll notice about Panini America’s new 2017-18 Essentials Basketball is the way the cards absolutely pop. Catch the right cards in the right light and they almost appear to be glowing — and that’s a good thing. But go beyond the surface and you’ll find there’s a lot more to like about Essentials Basketball than a striking combination of aesthetics and rainbow holofoil cardstock. There are rare insert chases, a heaping helping of rookie tributes, and a powerful autograph checklist featuring rookies, current stars and legends alike.
You saw much of what 2017-18 Essentials Basketball has in store yesterday with our revealing Quality Control Gallery. Today, we’re taking you directly to the box level with a Teaser Gallery that takes you pack by pack through three early boxes. On average, each hobby box of 2017-18 Essentials Basketball (six cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.
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