2010-11 Panini Threads Could Give You Splinters

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.