First look at Panini Platinum Basketball

Here is your first look at Panini's Platinum Basketball cards hitting on July 7, 2010. Each wax box features 18 packs with 5 cards per pack with a guarantee of 2 autographs, 3 rookies, 2 Prizm Green parallels, and 1 "The Franchise" subset card. Among the "hits" you can find in packs are Kobe Bryant signed cards (actually signed on the card, not stickers), autographed cards on "Prizm" parallels numbered as few as 24, and 1 of 1 "Black Prizm" parallels.

To try out Panini's basketball cards, click the link below to grab a wax box of 2010 regular basketball cards on Amazon:
2009/10 Panini Basketball Hobby Box

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