2010-11 Panini Threads Could Give You Splinters

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Panini is hoping to shake up the basketball card market next week with its latest release.

The NBA’s exclusive trading card partner is bringing out its 2010-11 Threads product, which includes autographed “cards” that are actually wood-based.

Numbered to 399, the cards are one of the highlights in the issue, which also includes All-Time Big Men and other subsets, many of which feature autographs.

In its blog, Panini indicated that they had inserted 20,000 autographs into packs and lean heavily on a crop of 38 NBA rookies.

Boxes are scheduled to be released December 1 and are pre-selling at around $85 on eBay.