First Look: 2014-15 Panini Noir

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor

As the parade of high-end basketball releases makes its way to store shelves before the 2015-16 NBA campaign begins, Panini America had just officially announced a late addition to its roster in the form of 2014-15 Panini Noir.

With seven autograph or memorabilia cards in each 12-card box, this collection is not for the light of heart or wallet and releases on September 16. Each signature is on-card and the presence of some seriously tough Noir Rookie Patch Autographs is sure to generate plenty of interest from both collectors and investors alike. Numbered to 99 copies each, Panini has noted that these cards will have two version – one in black & white and the other in color. The company likened these variations to a mysterious classic noir film where there was always two stories to be told.

What else can be found in packs of this debuting product? Find out after the jump.

While early product information only gives scant details regarding the product’s content, there will be Autographed Prime Black & White and Color autographed jersey cards. The color version looks especially striking with the use of gold ink for the autographs. Spotlight Signatures will have a similar visual impact due to the use of a gold paint pen. Noir Signatures have also been teased by Panini in recent weeks via their social media feeds.

Little was revealed about memorabilia content outside of the China Jersey Patches cards which will contain pieces of special jerseys worn by both the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors in games that celebrated the Chinese New Year in 2015.

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 slaroche@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.

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3 comments

  1. Corey 8 August, 2015 at 21:05

    Man, Panini does a great job in copying itself. Product after product after product looks the same. I am so glad I quit collecting basketball cards…a long time ago that was all I collected. Now I have 6 basketball cards and none are Panini. Thanks for killing basketball Panini and good luck to the football guys.

  2. Jamie Hicks 10 August, 2015 at 12:00

    All of the Panini cards are nice, but the price point is so high they are tough to collect. The only people that can afford them consistently are the breakers.

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