National Treasures (17-18) Basketball General Information
Possibly one of the most hotly anticipated releases each year, National Treasures (17-18) Basketball is due to release on the 5th May 2018 after almost a month of delays. Featuring the highly sought after Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) set that most consider to be the ‘true’ RPA for each player and the resultant demand for this product is at an all time high due to the caliber of the 2017 NBA Rookie Class. Last night the First Off The Line (FOTL) early release version sold out in around 8 minutes for ~750 boxes at $500US a piece, with instant resales hitting around $1500US a box. Furthermore the price of a single box of National Treasures (or NT is it is commonly known) has almost doubled from its MSRP of $500US.
Prices aside this set promises to deliver some fantastic looking cards as shown in the preview gallery below. The RPAs are definitely the chase cards, but outside of this the patch autos of veterans and legends are some of the best in any release, most notably the Colossal Jersey/Patch/Tag Autograph sets. The Colossal Tag auto variation returns this year after being replaced with a patch auto design in the 16-17 release for the 1/1 variations.
Further information including more images will be added as they become available so check back again in the near future.
5th May 2018
Direct Checklists, Team and Player Hit Links
- 4 Boxes Per Case
- 1 Packs Per Box
- 10 Cards Per Pack
- 8 Autographed or Memorabilia Cards
- 1 Additional Autograph Card, Memorabilia Card or Printing Plate
- 1 Base or Parallel Card
Panini FOTL Preview Gallery
Panini Quality Control Image Gallery (TBA)