First Look: 2014-15 Panini Luxe
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor
Even though the current NBA season is in its final days, Panini America will still be busy in the coming weeks and months finishing out their production schedule with several high-end releases. This year, they have added an all-new product to the mix and 2014-15 Panini Luxe promises to be an exciting new part of their lineup that is expected to deliver plenty of autographs and colorful memorabilia pieces.
Arriving on store shelves in mid-July, Luxe will contain four premium cards per pack and three of them are hard-signed autographs. The other item inside is a jumbo prime memorabilia card and some of them will be die-cut. On top of that, every card is sequentially numbered to 99 copies or less.
What is expected in packs of 2014-15 Panini Luxe? Find out more and view an extensive gallery after the jump.
Collectors may be impressed with the strong lineup of players representing the past, present, and future of the game and Die-Cut Autographs have a clean design which will earn some accolades. Luxe Autographs, however, may gain an even greater following as they are the first cards from Panini with metal borders. Those who love to see a signature paired with a piece of a jersey will want to collect Memorabilia Autographs and there is a prime parallel which is limited to 25 copies or less.
The big pieces keep coming with Luxe Memorabilia Prime and those looking to collect a rainbow of parallels are likely to enjoy the Red, Blue, Gold, and Black Memorabilia Die-Cuts Prime which are numbered as low as one-of-one.
Stephen Laroche is the editor of Beckett Basketball and Beckett Hockey magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.