Sunday, March 11, 2018

REVIEW:2017-2018 Panini Status Basketball (CONTEST!!)

The red hot rookie class has helped carry a lot of basketball products this season and bring out some new ones along the way. One of these new ones is Status basketball. I wasn't too familiar with the product originally, but upon doing some research, the product caught my attention. It also may have been one under the radar til now.

So let's see how a break of it goes, shall we?

In each box of 2017-18 Panini Status Basketball there is. 10 packs with 6 cards per pack.Each box has one autograph and a fairly reasonable, for this rookie class, price point of $60 per box

The base set is 150 cards with 100 veterans and 50 rookies. The base cards have a weird but attractive colorful shapes background with lots of sparkly shine. Not a design I have seen used before.

The rookies are designed the same way except they have the rookie symbol. My box was a little weak on the big name rookie front but with 50 to chase and only roughly one per pack, it won't be always easy to land the big names.

There are parallels to the base set as well for both veterans and rookies. You can define the insert y the bottom right corner of the card. These include Aqua, Foundations, Orange, Pursuit, Red /299, Blue /199, Purple /149, Green /75, Gold /10, Kaleido 1/1. My best find was the Kuzma Green.

The inserts for the product stay true to it's shapely fun shiny design. Each of the inserts also have parallels of Red /299, Blue /199, Purple /149, and Gold /10.

Status Quo was my favorite designed insert of the group. I love the shooting player in the forefront and player layered in the background.

Rookie Credentials has all of the top rookies from the class

Symbols takes players from the past and the present and puts them in the spotlight.

Factions takes a trio from each team that stands out the most.

Now onto the one promised autograph pull. 

I pulled a Freshman Signatures of Derrick White of the Spurs. He was drafted by the Spurs in the first round and currently he is in the D-league.

Other hits and pulls I didn't find in my box but you might are, Base Aspirations / Status Parallels, Draft Night Autographs, Inscriptions, Draft Night Hat Relics, Elite Signatures, Elite Signatures Pink Parallel, Swatches Relics, Legendary Signatures, Materials and New Breed Autographs

OVERALL: I like the design of the product as a whole. The base, inserts and hit alllooked nice. There are some big hits to be found and the price point isn't too shabby. I believe this product is also available to those in retail to buy so availability is great as well. If you collect NBA, I can't see why you wouldn't take a gamble here.

My hit wasn't the best, but there is solid mixture of veterans, legends and rookies to find. You can view the checklist for 2017-2018 Panini Status basketball right HERE.
Now onto a CONTEST!!
To win this,
To win this card, read the following rules. 
  1. MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT or Have a U.S. shipping address to enter.
  2. Comment below telling me what you think of this product.
  3. Comment ALSO with how many views you think this contest post will get in one week. This is how I will pick the winner so please don't forget this step!!!!!!!
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's blog owner, WILL NOT be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards in the mail. If something happens to the card after I safely ship it, it is as it is. You agree to Sport Card Collectors and to it's blog owner if anything happens to the card once it has left my hands that I will not be held responsible for the damaged card when you enter below.
  6. Enter by March 16th 2018 and you are entered to win. Winner will be announced on March 17th 2018.
  7. Please, please tell Panini America and Tracy Hackler thanks for the shot at these cards. Without their support with these reviews giveaways wouldn't be possible. Check them out at Panini America website and all social media sites.


  1. I think it's pretty cool! I'll try 444 again and hope for better luck this time.
    Thanks, Tracy!

  2. I just got my first retail pack today...I'm kind of conflicted. On one hand, it has photos from this season and rookies in action, as well as rookies who they didn't bother with in Hoops and Donruss...on the other hand, it's just a cutout of a player over some computer generated graphic, which nobody really likes, especially me. It's not a favorite set but it has the first ever attainable cards for some people so it will be something I have to chase to some degree.
    Views: 212.

  3. I think the base cards look great! I'll say 565.

  4. Not a big fan of the base cards those different colors and shape do nothing for me much like High-Tek in baseball Do like the Factions triples nice idea since seems like thats what you need to win in the NBA and Autos are always nice..... 467 views. Thanks Tracy & Panini.

  5. I've got a thing for shiny cards and I think these cards are pretty neat! I'm seriously thinking about putting together a set. (Do people still do that?) I'll say 348 for number of views. Thanks to Tracy, Panini, and this blog for holding the contest!

  6. I think the cards look really nice, especially the inserts. The price point seems decent as well. I didn't see any packs at Target last time I was there but hopefully they will have some soon.
    Views: 389

  7. Lebob SquarepantsMarch 11, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    I think that it’s pretty good, but not really worth the price. There are only 6 cards a pack, so it’s kind of hyping you up, and has a small letdown. It’s a good product overall, and the designs are pretty cool. 459 views

  8. you'll be getting some of this from me! 420

  9. I picked up a hanger pack last week. I may be in the minority, but I really like them. Something different. I say 394 views. Thanks!!

  10. I like the old school cards (past & present). Decent looking cards. 287 views

  11. This seems like a fun product, hopefully they adapt it to football in the coming years.


  12. It looks very shiny but same as 100s of other releases. Nothing special about design or player. Being honest nothing against you at all. I'll say 420 views

  13. Looks nice, it has an early Skybox vibe to it...seems like the players in the base cards are smaller then usual, but that could be the backgrounds. Gonna stick with 555 views since it was good to me last time. Thanks to you and Panini for the contest!

  14. It looks like early Skybox. I'm not a fan.

  15. Never seen these before, but they look pretty cool. 575 views