Despite a consistent push to the high-end side for many NBA sets, 2016-17 Panini Complete Basketball is firmly rooted in the budget-friendly part of the hobby. Each pack averages one insert or parallel.
Just like in 2015-16, the set is mainly comprised of a deep base checklist that is one of the largest of the year. With a total of 400 cards, there is strong representation from every NBA team. Parallels include Silver and Gold editions along with new No Back cards.
While they are rare, the 2016-17 Panini Complete Basketball Autograph insert features 30 players. However, it is worth noting that nine subjects are only found through the Panini Rewards program.
Other 2016-17 Panini Complete Basketball inserts include Complete Players for the league's stars and First Steps, which covers the key 16-17 rookies. Taking a dual approach for top players, Home and Away features two different jerseys for each subject.
Unlike the debut last year, it appears that 2016-17 Panini Complete Basketball is exclusive to retail but that has not been confirmed. There are several different box formats.