2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Guide

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Guide

Gold Standard is mainly known for it's premium look, creative inserts and rookie autographs, all of which include a heavy dosage of gold. However, the most intriguing element might be the variation treatment given to various base cards. Continuing the tradition that started with the inaugural release in 2010-11, 2013-14 Gold Standard again offers collectors a chance to chase different cards from players that have spent time with multiple NBA teams.

Six players are featured in the current batch of 25 total variations, and each player also has a base card. There is a specific player image variation for every NBA stop during their career. For example, Ray Allen has played for four teams in his career. His base card shows him on his current team, the Miami Heat, and his three variations show him during his time spent with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics and Boston Celtics.

This year the variations are easily distinguished from the base cards because the base cards are numbered to 199 and the variations are numbered to 225. While 225 seems like a high amount, and even more than the actual base card, the real chase is due to the distribution of those 225 cards. Regardless of how many different stops each player made in his career, the total number of cards is still only 225.

This is where the uncertainty comes into play. Panini did not reveal the specific print runs last year, but the number of cards per player with any particular team was directly related to their tenure with that team. So this means that the shorter the time spent with that particular team, the less there are of that particular variation.

Assuming that is still the case this year and to make things simple and help collectors approximate the number of cards for each player, a comprehensive guide is shown below, including the time spent with each team. For consistency, when a player was on multiple teams in one season, each team is credited with half the season.

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Variations

*Platinum parallels (#/10) are shown when base cards were not available. Some players played for the same team multiple times.

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42 Ray Allen

Miami Heat Base (#/199)
* Platinum Parallel pictured

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Ray Allen Base Platinum Parallel 217x300 Image

Seattle SuperSonics Variation
(#/225, 4.5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Ray Allen Seattle SuperSonics Variation 216x300 Image

Milwaukee Bucks Variation
(#/225, 6.5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks Variation 214x300 Image

Boston Celtics Variation
(#/225, 5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Ray Allen Boston Celtics Variation 213x300 Image

78 Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets Base (#/199)
* Platinum Parallel Pictured

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Dwight Howard Base Platinum Parallel 211x300 Image

LA Lakers Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Variation Dwight Howard Lakers 213x300 Image

Orlando Magic Variation
(#/225, 8 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Dwight Howard Orlando Magic Variation 220x300 Image

141 Chauncey Billups

Detroit Pistons Base (#/199)
* Platinum Parallel Pictured

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Chauncey Billups Base Platinum Parallel 214x300 Image

Toronto Raptors Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

Image Not Available Vertical Image

Minnesota Timberwolves Variation 
(#/225, 2 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Chauncey Billups Minnesota Timberwolves Variation 213x300 Image

Denver Nuggets Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Chauncey Denver Nuggets Variation 214x300 Image

LA Clippers Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Billups Clippers 212x300 Image

Boston Celtics Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Chauncey Billups Boston Celtics Variation 212x300 Image

Denver Nuggets Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Chauncey Billups Denver Nuggets Variation 1 213x300 Image

Detroit Pistons Variation
(#/225, 6.5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons Variation 246x300 Image

New York Knicks Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Variation Chauncey Billups Knicks 214x300 Image

204 Andre Miller

Denver Nuggets Base (#/199)
* Platinum Parallel Pictured

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Andre Miller Base Platinum Parallel 213x300 Image

LA Clippers Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

Image Not Available Vertical Image

Philadelphia 76ers Variation
(#/225, 2.5 seasons)

Image Not Available Vertical Image

Cleveland Cavaliers Variation
(#/225, 3 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Andre Miller Cleveland Cavaliers Variation 214x300 Image

Denver Nuggets Variation
(#/225, 3.5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Variation Andre Miller Nuggets 2 213x300 Image

Portland Trail Blazers Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Andre Miller Portland Trail Blazers Variation 218x300 Image

294 Maurice Cheeks

Philadelphia 76ers
Base (#/199)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Maruice Cheeks Base 215x300 Image

New York Knicks Variation
(#/225, 1.5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Cheeks Knicks 210x300 Image

New Jersey Nets Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

Image Not Available Vertical Image

San Antonio Spurs Variation
(#/225: 0.5 season)

Image Not Available Vertical Image

Atlanta Hawks Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Cheeks Hawks 241x300 Image

310 Michael Finley

Dallas Mavericks
Base (#/199)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Michael Finley Base Dallas Mavericks  212x300 Image

San Antonio Spurs Variation
(#/225, 4.5 seasons)

2013 14 Panini Gold Standard Michael Finley Base 214x300 Image

Phoenix Suns Variation
(#/225, 1.5 seasons)

Image Not Available Vertical Image

Boston Celtics Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

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Trey Treutel

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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