Panini America officials have spent the last few seasons diligently taking high-end college trading cards to a completely new level. That transformation has only intensified in recent months with the likes of 2018 National Treasures Collegiate Football and 2018 Flawless Collegiate Football delivering a simply stunning array of autograph, patch and memorabilia content. Tomorrow, high-end hoops collectors will find the same to be true of 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball, which features on-card autographs from all of the top 2018 NBA rookies in the Rookie Patch Autographs chase.
In fact, every autograph in the product will either be hard-signed or a cut signature numbered to 25 or less. On average, each briefcase of 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball (10 cards per briefcase, two briefcases per case) will deliver six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two gemstone cards. New this season are rare Conference Logo, Team Logo, Brand Logo and Final Four Logo patch variations in the RPA set.
In addition to rare briefcases dedicated to marquee college hoops programs Kentucky, Duke and UCLA, 2018 Flawless Collegiate Basketball also includes rare “Black-Plate” briefcases that deliver an extra hit. The product packed out last week and, luckily for all of us, Panini America’s Jeremy Johnson and Andrew Flint were on the production line to snap some pics during the process. Those must-see images are below.
Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.