When it gets right down to it, you can sum up the collective collecting fascination for Panini America’s vaunted Preferred brand in about six or seven words: Silhouettes. Crown die-cuts. Memorabilia booklets. Autographs. To be sure, those are the most appealing attributes that have made the Preferred franchise a late-season staple during each of the last six seasons. And when 2016-17 Preferred Basketball arrives next week in hobby shops across North America, they’ll be leading the charge yet again.