Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since Panini America’s Studio Basketball brand last appeared in the marketplace. But the passage of time has done nothing to diminish the feel-good vibes most collectors get when they think of the longtime trading card fixture. And that’s a good thing considering Panini America is returning Studio Basketball to the hardwood in late May.
2016-17 Studio Basketball is set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on May 31 with a tiered 300-card base set with card #’s 1-100 featuring action photography, card #’s 101-200 (Studio Edition) featuring portrait-style photography and card #’s 201-300 (Sketch) featuring sketch-art imagery. Each tier grows increasingly tougher to pull with Studio Edition falling approximately 15 per box and Sketch falling roughly one per box.
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