Wednesday, July 12, 2017

REVIEW:2016-2017 Studio Basketball

For the first time since 2009, Studio makes its return to the court with a new format and configuration. It's a nice change of pace for basketball collectors.

So let's see how this product goes with it's return.

In every box of 2016-2017 Studio basketball, you will find 10 packs with 6 cards per pack. There will be one autograph and one memorabilia card per box. Boxes will run around $90.

The base set is a tiered. The first 100 cards work with action images on a Collectors Edge plastic feel base cards. I totally loved the look of these. There are rookies, stars and legends included.

Cards number 101-200 are part of the Studio Edition subset. These display player portraits and average 15 per box.

Completing the base set ,#201-300, are 100 Sketch cards. These fall 1 per box and give an artists impression of the base.
This would be one big challenge for a set collector but I think it would be a fun one since all levels look really nice. There are also base card parallels such as, Teal /15 and Gold 1/1. 

My only parallel of the box was an unnumbered glossy from the Studio subset.

The inserts in the product have the base card feel and rainbow shine. I really enjoyed them.

Rock Solid is a tougher insert find and fall 1:40 packs or one in 4 boxes. I lucked out with probably the best of the 10 card set.
There are also From Downtown inserts that showcases original artwork and is one of the rarest inserts in the set falling about 1 per case.
Now onto the hits!

My first hit was an Influencers relic.

My second pull was 100 times better than the first. Celebrated Signatures of Scottie Pippen /49.
Other hits not found in my box are, 

Breakout Signatures, Studio Signatures and First Impact Relics.
OVERALL, Really solid break. Pippen auto and a tough to find Kobe insert head the break not to mention top rookies I found. I really like the tiered base set and all three tiers look nice. The inserts are full of shine. I really don't have any complaints and would be tempted to break another box if the opportunity presented itself.
Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Panini America for providing this box for me to review and to be able to do a future GIVEAWAY with some of the cards. Follow Panini America on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well. 


  1. Whoa, that was a nice box. I like the design of these. Hope I can get some someday.

    1. Was a good break and the cards really do look nice. May be my favorite basketball product other than prizm