With a release date of March 23, 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball is a throwback to the same brand issued across multiple sports by Pacific Trading Cards back in the 1990s. Panini now owns the rights to the various brand names once used by that defunct trading card maker and it’s staying fairly true to the old.
Unlike many products, autographs aren’t the major focus of Revolution. Instead, Panini is hanging its hat on the seven foilboard surface patterns that make up the parallel set, some of which will be easier pulls than others.
You’ll find Nova and Infinite (each falling one every six packs), Angular (one in 12 packs), Cosmic (numbered to 100), Sunburst (numbered to 75), Futura (numbered to 25) and Galactic (one in 288 packs). You can see the background pattern differences in some of the images shown here.
Panini says you’ll find all seven parallels in the 150-card base set that features 100 veterans and 50 rookies. However, only the Cosmic and Galactic versions will be found in the insert sets which include Rookie Revolution, New Wave, Icons and Showstoppers.
When it first released details of 2015-16 Revolution Basketball back in the fall, Panini promised a January release date with only one autograph in every eight box inner case (full cases have 16 boxes). The release date was delayed a couple of months but now the company is suggesting that, on average, there will be two autographs in every eight boxes. Rookies, veterans and retired stars have signed for Revolution and all autographs will be on-card according to Panini.
Here’s what you’ll find in each box (if there’s no autograph):
* 4 rookies
* 3 inserts
*1 card sequentially numbered to 100 or less.
Current online box prices are between $65 and $80. You can see boxes, cases and more on eBay here.