Panini America will bring the curtain down on NBA trading card products carrying last season’s labeling when it drops the most expensive product of the year next Wednesday. 2015-16 Flawless Basketball is due out just as the ’16-17 pre-season opens.
Once again packed in a briefcase, each pack/box will have ten cards—seven of which are autographed—and none of which will have more than 25 copies made. The cost per box/briefcase is going to be around $1,700.
In addition to the autos, each box will have two encased jewel cards and one Jumbo Patch memorabilia card. Logoman and Championship Tags memorabilia cards are included in Flawless for the first time.
Even the base set will be a tough one with diamond-embedded cards numbered to just 20. In addition to the Base Diamonds, there will be Ruby (# to 15), Sapphire (# to 10), Emerald (# to 5) and 1/1 oversized diamonds.
The set will include a mix of past and present players and there will be a Flip Saunders tribute card, featuring the commemorative patch worn by the Minnesota Timerwolves to honor their head coach, who died last October of complications from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
You can see Flawless basketball on eBay here.