Offering the last retail issue for the '16-17 NBA collecting year, 2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball applies the medieval brand to top stars of the sport. Hobby boxes include two autographs and one relic and there are also several retail formats, each with exclusive elements.
Sporting a new design, the 2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball checklist incorporates full-bleed action shots into the base set with 200 cards to collect. Technically an insert, Crusade cards (1:2 packs) supply the more popular "base" set with Opti-Chrome technology and various parallel colors. Choices include base Silver along with Blue (#/149), Red (#/99), Purple (#/49), Orange (#/25), Gold (#/10), and Black (1/1) versions.
Carrying over the top option from the 2015-16 product, Kaboom! features an original illustrated interpretation of NBA superstars that has the look of heroes in a comic book.
Jousting is a new insert that offers a mirror design with a left and right focus for notable players.