2014-15 Panini Excalibur Basketball Kaboom! Inserts Command High Prices

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Basketball Kaboom! Inserts Command High Prices

Harkening back to a different time in the hobby, the loud and colorful Kaboom inserts found in 2014-15 Panini Excalibur Basketball are enjoying tremendous interest from collectors. The limited cards are not numbered or signed, nor do they feature a piece of jersey, but the response has been very strong.

Shop for 2014-15 Panini Excalibur Kaboom inserts on eBay.

Part of a Target-only release, the unique insert set relies on an intense, cartoon image of each player and a large "KABOOM!" headline. A holographic background with a distinct, explosion design completes the card. While specific print runs are not known, Panini revealed that the cards "fall less than one per case." Because of this rarity and the retail-only format, the Kaboom cards are surfacing very slowly despite releasing in the middle of July.

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Kaboom LeBron James

The 2014-15 Panini Excalibur Kaboom inserts include 50 cards and some of the biggest former and current players in the NBA. The design evokes the insert craze of the 1990s and the prices reflect that.

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Kaboom Karl Malone2014-15 Panini Excalibur Kaboom Kevin Durant

Kaboom inserts feature original artwork from Gyula Nemeth. Inspired by superhero comics, the Hungarian artist has previously worked with Panini and was part of the Kaboom insert line found in 2013-14 Panini Innovation Basketball. These earlier Kaboom! inserts have a similar look and also sell well. An example for Tim Duncan can be seen below. Nemeth also provided artwork for Triple Play Baseball.

2013-14 Innovation Kaboom Duncan

The full 2014-15 Panini Excalibur Kaboom checklist is available below and a hot list of the most-watched Kaboom! cards can be found on the tab above.

1 LeBron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
2 Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder
3 Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves
4 Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers
5 Tim Duncan - San Antonio Spurs
6 Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas Mavericks
7 Vince Carter - Memphis Grizzlies
8 Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
9 Jimmy Butler - Chicago Bulls
10 Blake Griffin - Los Angeles Clippers
11 James Harden - Houston Rockets
12 Dwight Howard - Houston Rockets
13 Kevin Love - Cleveland Cavaliers
14 Steve Nash - Los Angeles Lakers
15 Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls
16 Dwyane Wade - Miami Heat
17 Russell Westbrook - OKC Thunder
18 Carmelo Anthony - New York Knicks
19 Chris Bosh - Miami Heat
20 Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers
21 Anthony Davis - New Orleans Pelicans
22 Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs
23 John Wall - Washington Wizards
24 Kyrie Irving - Cleveland Cavaliers
25 Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers
26 Pau Gasol - Chicago Bulls
27 DeMar DeRozan - Toronto Raptors
28 Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors
29 Manu Ginobili - San Antonio Spurs
30 Rajon Rondo - Dallas Mavericks
31 Paul George - Indiana Pacers
32 Andrew Wiggins - Minn Timberwolves
33 Jabari Parker - Milwaukee Bucks
34 Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers
35 Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers
36 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
37 Magic Johnson - LA Lakers
38 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics
39 Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers
40 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - LA Lakers
41 Jason Kidd - Phoenix Suns
42 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
43 Chris Webber - Sacramento Kings
44 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
45 Gary Payton - Seattle Supersonics
46 John Stockton - Utah Jazz
47 Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls
48 Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta Hawks
49 Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls
50 Grant Hill - Detroit Pistons

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Panini Kaboom Insert Hot List

Below is a real-time look at the most-watched Panini Kaboom insert cards currently up for auction on eBay.

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User Comments

  1. Card #37 (Magic Johnson) does exist. There’s a BGS 9.5 that just sold on eBay within the past week.


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