2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball CardsBrand: SP Authentic
SP Authentic is one of those brands where things don't usually change a lot from year-to-year. Sure, there are some tweaks here and there, but most of the themes and inserts are likely recognizable to longtime collectors. 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball stays the course, offering three autographs per box. Among the tweaks and shifts: memorabilia cards featuring pieces of floor used by LeBron James while he was in high school.
One of the promised autographs per box is a By the Letter Signatures card that's numbered to 75 or less. These use a manufactured letter patch as the basis for the design.
Sign of the Times, a brand staple, return with anywhere from one to four signatures per card. Every case of 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball comes with one buyback autograph. These are original cards from past sets signed by the player. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Karl Malone, Anfernee Hardaway and Grant Hill are among those with buyback autographs. Additional autographs include unnumbered base set parallels and Gold parallels (#/3).
Supreme Court is a set dedicated to LeBron James. Each card comes with a piece of the floor he won high school state titles on. Supreme Court cards have three basic tiers: Common (1:144 packs), Uncommon (1:216 packs) and Rare (1:432 packs). Autographed parallels also exist.
On Court Authentics have a shadow box-style design. These moderately rare inserts fall 1:72 packs, or every third box. Autographed versions are also randomly inserted.
Flashback Rookie FX cards use the 2009-10 SP Authentic design. Regular versions land 1:4 packs while Flashback Rookie FX Film parallels are 1:72 packs. Both have autographed versions as well.
Rounding out the set's basic chase component are Canvas Collection cards. Both Rookies and Veterans are inserted 1:12 packs. This makes four total per box.
Every 12-box case of 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball has three Ultimate Collection bonus packs. Each of these comes with an autographed book card. Ulimate Rookie Booklet Signatures are numbered to 250 or less. Ulimtate Legendary Booklet Signatures are limited to no more than 60 copies each.
The 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball base set has 50 cards.
Estimated Release Date: 4/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Basketball Card
Target Audience: Autograph Collectors, College Card Collectors
2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Box Break
- 1 Numbered By the Letter Autograph
- 2 Additional Autographs
- 4 Canvas Collection Cards
- 6 Flashback Rookie FX Cards
- 120 Total Cards
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