Friday, March 3, 2017

REVIEW:2016-2017 Panini Limited Basketball

It has been a couple of years since I have busted any form of Limited so it was refreshing to see it once again. This time around the word limited is really put to use with all hits being numbered to 99 or less. So none of that high numbered stuff will be found in here.

Limited over the years has been toyed when it comes to amount of cards and hits per pack and what those hits and cards per pack are. 

So let's see how it went shall we?


In every box of 2016-2017 Limited basketball is one pack with 8 cards. Boxes should have two Autographed Memorabilia or Memorabilia cards per box (at least one auto/mem). Boxes are running a bit high at $90 per so it's a bit of a gamble and from reviews I have seen, it truly is.

The base card set is built up of 100 players of today with stars and vets. It's not too shabby of a looking base set and the base cards are a tad thicker than usual. Kind of reminds me of Panini's Momentum.
Rookies in the product fall card numbers 101-140 and are all memorabilia/auto cards. There is also cards 141-150 which are base card Sp's in the set that includes big names like Lebron and Ben Simmons.

Key Rookies in the autograph memorabilia part of the set are Dario Saric, Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield, and Brandon Ingram.
As with most products today, there are parallels to chase in the base set to. There is Red Spotlight /99, Silver Spotlight /49, Gold Spotlight /25, Emerald Spotlight /15, and Platinum Spotlight 1/1.I Pulled a nice Silver of Chris Paul here: the only thing that separates it from the base besides the numbering is the silver in the names.
Onto the inserts or insert I should say.

Here is what a Limited Rookies insert looks like. To me these should have been apart of the base set from the appearance. It's also a little disappointing these aren't numbered at all. They do have parallels that are including Emerald Spotlight /15 and Platinum Spotlight 1/1

There are other inserts to find including the extremely tough one-per-case find in No Limits. Other inserts have the same parallels as well.
Time to show off the hits!

First one is a decent size swatch of Isaiah Whitehead from the Unlimited memorabilia set.

My second is the autograph memorabilia card of Dwight Powell. It's a Phenoms /99 with a little color in the memorabilia. I think the design looks nice despite the sloppy lazy auto. I am also a bit confused on why the players name isn't on the front of the card. At least I couldn't find it. I had to look on the back.

Other hits not found in my box include, DECADE DOMINANCE MATERIALS, PREPARATION PRIME, UNLIMITED POTENTIAL PRIME, LIMITED JERSEY SIGNATURES PRIME, PHENOMS JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS SUPER PRIME, ROOKIE PHENOMS JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS PRIME, ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS SILVER SPOTLIGHT, ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS GOLD SPOTLIGHT, and ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS PLATINUM SPOTLIGHT. So some good stuff to find if you are lucky.
Overall, this was a bit of a rough break for the cost. It's not that the cards don't look nice, but I didn't feel there was enough in here to warrant value back. I think another autograph such as a guaranteed rookie would have helped. But, like I say with every break because that's the rule, anything is a gamble. It just feels the products with the least amount of cards per box are the toughest and easiest to spot when it happens.

By the way, make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!Stay tuned for some of these cards in an upcoming Panini America giveaway to celebrate #SCC5year!

3 comments:

  1. Oh man Powell's signature looks like somebody's heart just stopped.

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    1. Funny, that's exactly what I told my wife when I showed her the card lol

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  2. Nice looking cards. I hadn't seen them before. Thanks for the review. I like that Butler and the Milsap cards.

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