Just ahead of a new season tipping off, Panini will put the cap on the last one with the arrival of 2017-18 Impeccable basketball, a high-end product due to be released October 3.
Back for a second year, Impeccable will offer a one pack box with nine cards. Typically, a box will contain five autographs.
Impeccable is all about numbers—and metal.
Panini will create numerous autographed cards around things like a player’s draft position, jersey number, All-Star appearances, milestones and stats. Those cards will be serial numbered to the number that’s put into focus on the front.
New this year are Stainless Stars, a subset with each card numbered to 99 and printed on metal stock. Every box will have either one of those—or a card with an NBA logo done with a touch of silver (# to 16) or gold (# to 10).
Panini promises “a wide variety” of autographs from 2017-18 rookies, veteran stars and retired greats. Most will be centered around the ‘Elegance’ name including Rookie and Veteran Jersey Autographs. Victory Signatures is another subset that will highlight a player’s performance in a big game. Holo Silver (# to 25), Holo Gold (# to 10) and 1/1 Platinum parallels will be among the better hits in the Elegance and Victory Signatures-branded content.
2017-18 Panini Impeccable is available online.