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.

Click on the player's name to shop for singles on eBay.

42 Ray Allen

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

Seattle SuperSonics Variation
(#/225, 4.5 seasons)


Milwaukee Bucks Variation
(#/225, 6.5 seasons)

Boston Celtics Variation
(#/225, 5 seasons)

78 Dwight Howard

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

LA Lakers Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Variation Dwight Howard Lakers

Orlando Magic Variation
(#/225, 8 seasons)

141 Chauncey Billups

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

Toronto Raptors Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

Minnesota Timberwolves Variation 
(#/225, 2 seasons)

Denver Nuggets Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

LA Clippers Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Billups Clippers

Boston Celtics Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

Denver Nuggets Variation
(#/225, 2 seasons)

Detroit Pistons Variation
(#/225, 6.5 seasons)

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

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Variation Chauncey Billups Knicks

204 Andre Miller

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

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Andre Miller Base Platinum Parallel

LA Clippers Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Variation
(#/225, 3 seasons)

Denver Nuggets Variation
(#/225, 3.5 seasons)

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Variation Andre Miller Nuggets 2

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

294 Maurice Cheeks

Philadelphia 76ers
Base (#/199)

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

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Cheeks Knicks

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

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

Atlanta Hawks Variation
(#/225, 1 season)

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball SP Variations Cheeks Hawks

310 Michael Finley

Dallas Mavericks
Base (#/199)

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


Phoenix Suns Variation
(#/225, 1.5 seasons)

Boston Celtics Variation
(#/225, 0.5 season)

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PANINI GOLD STANDARD 13-14 VARIATIONS RAY ALLEN BUCKS 30 225
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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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