2013-14 Panini Immaculate Basketball is filled with lots of low-numbered content. On par with National Treasures and Exquisite, and not far behind Flawless, it sits atop the sport's high-end market.
The big focus of the release is on memorabilia. We're not talking basic jersey swatches. Rather, Immaculate delves deeper. From plenty of patches to jerseys from Christmas Day games, much of the content goes beyond the mundane.
However, what's bound to get the most attention in Immaculate are the Sneak Peek cards. These use massive pieces of game-used sneakers from top players. With so many players having deals with Nike, Adidas and Reebok over the years, shoes have become an iconic part of many superstars -- and not just those with the last name Jordan. Besides looking great and offering something different, there's a lot of crossover appeal with sneaker collectors. This should lead to some massive sales and lots of interest as these cards surface.
With a release day price tag of about $500 per box, Immaculate isn't in everyone's price range. However, it does lend itself well to group breaks and single-card sales.
Below you can check out a real-time hot list of the most-watched 2013-14 Panini Immaculate Basketball cards currently up for bid on eBay. It generates on its own so listings will be changing regularly. It's handy for those curious about the products big hits or those looking to get a pulse on what sorts of prices cards are bringing.
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| E-Mail Author Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.
His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.
I saw a Lebron James Sneak Peak on e-Bay for $60,001 or best offer. I offered $5. That guy is out of his mind.
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