Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review: Panini Hoops Jumbo Box 2013-2014

Box Break Down:
  • 10 Packs Per Box, 50 Cards Per Pack
  • Two Autograph Cards Per Box
  • One Memorabilia Card Per Box
  • Fifty Parallels Per Box
  • Just under $100 per box
  • 500 Cards Per Jumbo Box

BASE CARDS: Kicking off the 2013-2014 NBA card season if Panini Hoops. This years Hoops has proven to have some great photography in a classic throwback feel design. Usually not a fan of borders on cards, but this kind of border with the floor and color scheme is more like a picture frame around the action shots. There are some amazing camera angles on these just look at the Blake Griffin above.This is not the only one that has this kind of action either.

A pack alone comes packed with these base cards. There are around 3 rookies from this years class and 20 or so inserts per pack. The rest are base cards. This kind of break is a set collectors dream.

There are 40 Rookie Cards in the 300-card base set.

INSERTS:Above is an example of what you WILL find in EVERY PACK of Hoops Jumbo. There are about 20 inserts in a pack and breaks down like the ones above. There are also some rare inserts to find as well. Each box will come packing with:

- 1 Artist Proof Parallel
- 30 Redbacks,
- 20 Action Shots
- 20 Dreams
- 20 Board Members
- 20 Class Action
- 20 Courtside
- 20 Spark Plugs

So in terms of a set collector, this is the way to go. Whether you want to aim for a base card or a insert set.

The designs this year are also done well. You have some with parallels such as gold and Artist’s Proof Black 1/1's, some with action photography such as Courtside and Above The Rim, some that are rare such as Kobe's All-Rookie Team, some that have a throwback appeal.

Here is the Miami Heat Champions Sp which is card #301 in the base set. You can also look for ultra-rare Highlights cards, featuring the best highlights of the  2012-13 season! Highlights include Kobe reaching 30,000 points, Steve Nash eclipsing 10,000 assists and the Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak!

AUTOGRAPHS: I have seen a few of these breaks that come packing. This one came with a bonus autograph! The autograph checklist is big and contains both rookies and veterans. There are 200 autographs to chase in regular signatures and in the parallels of Blue and Red.

JERSEY/PATCH CARDS: Every box promises one memorabilia card. Not bad in terms of design.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Cards, cards and more cards. This was my thought of Hoops as I opened every pack wondering what mystery could be hidden within. Panini's first release of the 2013-2014 basketball season was a fun bust. It was just as interesting as the opening football season bust with the jumbo packs of Score football. Digging through them looking for treasures.

However, we must say that this product is not for everyone. This isn't a product for huge hit thrill seekers. You won't find them here. This product is more for those who like sorting and putting together insert and base sets. Ones who collect for the fun of it and not to rip and sell. And ones looking for early rookie cards of NBA's future stars. This would also be a great product to start kids out on.

With great photography and some fun inclusions this was a great start to the new basketball collecting season.


  1. Nice product and you did well with your hits Aldridge is a solid player and Franklin is fun to watch too

  2. I dig these. Definitely have to break a few boxes.