Complete Breakdown of the 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Rookie Cards

Complete Breakdown of the 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Rookie Cards

Threads Basketball is not a new brand, but collectors will notice a few twists in the familiar Panini product. First, the entire release is exclusive to Target. Also, there are four rookie options available for most of the first-year players, and the different rookie cards are exclusive to specific box and pack formats. To help make sense of it all, we have compiled a breakdown of the all the rookie cards found in 14-15 Threads.

The following guide includes the various rookie card options in 2014-15 Threads Basketball and the specific packs and boxes to find each version. Although they will likely appeal to player collectors given the rookie variety, the 175 rookie cards offer a challenging task for set collectors.

While Panini revealed that all versions except for the Team Threads rookies cards were exclusive to one specific configuration, we have gotten reports that it may be possible to pull some versions from different packs than indicated.

2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Rookie Card Guide

Team Threads Die-Cut Jersey Rookie Cards

Where to find them? All packs and boxes.

2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Team Threads Die-Cut RC Andrew Wiggins front2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Team Threads Die-Cut RC Andrew Wiggins

A common card design for Threads, the Team Threads rookie cards feature a die-cut jersey for 40 of the 2014-15 rookies and can be found in all pack and box configurations. The card front and back is shown for the Andrew Wiggins card because the front is very plain and only displays the player's number and team.

201 Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota Timberwolves
202 Jabari Parker - Milwaukee Bucks
203 Damjan Rudez - Indiana Pacers
204 Bojan Bogdanovic - Brooklyn Nets
205 Elfrid Payton - Orlando Magic
206 P.J. Hairston - Charlotte Hornets
207 Jordan Adams - Memphis Grizzlies
208 Julius Randle - Los Angeles Lakers
209 Dante Exum - Utah Jazz
210 Doug McDermott - Chicago Bulls
211 Zach LaVine - Minnesota Timberwolves
212 Nikola Mirotic - Chicago Bulls
213 Cleanthony Early - New York Knicks
214 Glenn Robinson III - Minnesota Timberwolves
215 K.J. McDaniels - Philadelphia 76ers
216 Marcus Smart - Boston Celtics
217 Rodney Hood - Utah Jazz
218 Jordan Clarkson - Los Angeles Lakers
219 James Young - Boston Celtics
220 Aaron Gordon - Orlando Magic
221 Gary Harris - Denver Nuggets
222 Adreian Payne - Atlanta Hawks
223 Jusuf Nurkic - Denver Nuggets
224 Kostas Papanikolaou - Houston Rockets
225 Noah Vonleh - Charlotte Hornets
226 Cory Jefferson - Brooklyn Nets
227 Shabazz Napier - Miami Heat
228 Nik Stauskas - Sacramento Kings
229 James Ennis - Miami Heat
230 Kyle Anderson - San Antonio Spurs
231 Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
232 Tyler Ennis - Phoenix Suns
233 Nick Johnson - Houston Rockets
234 T.J. Warren - Phoenix Suns
235 Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz
236 Jerami Grant - Philadelphia 76ers
237 Joe Harris - Cleveland Cavaliers
238 Erick Green - Denver Nuggets
239 Markel Brown - Brooklyn Nets
240 Tarik Black - Los Angeles Lakers

Leather Rookie Cards

Where to find them? Premium boxes.

2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Leather RC Elfrid Payton

Leather normally presets a more high-end feel so it is only fitting that these rookie cards are found exclusively in the Premium boxes of 2014-15 Threads. The cards are very similar to the faux-leather rookie cards in 2012-13 Marquee Basketball. From this point on, the rookie checklist slightly increases to 45 cards and includes the same players.

241 Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
242 Aaron Gordon - Orlando Magic
243 Bojan Bogdanovic - Brooklyn Nets
244 Jordan Adams - Memphis Grizzlies
245 Zach LaVine - Minnesota Timberwolves
246 Dante Exum - Utah Jazz
247 Glenn Robinson III - Minnesota Timberwolves
248 Jabari Parker - Milwaukee Bucks
249 Rodney Hood - Utah Jazz
250 Damjan Rudez - Indiana Pacers
251 Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz
252 Elfrid Payton - Orlando Magic
253 Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota Timberwolves
254 Damien Inglis - Milwaukee Bucks
255 Tarik Black - Los Angeles Lakers
256 Joe Harris - Cleveland Cavaliers
257 P.J. Hairston - Charlotte Hornets
258 K.J. McDaniels - Philadelphia 76ers
259 Kostas Papanikolaou - Houston Rockets
260 T.J. Warren - Phoenix Suns
261 Marcus Smart - Boston Celtics
262 Jarnell Stokes - Memphis Grizzlies
263 Russ Smith - Memphis Grizzlies
264 Cleanthony Early - New York Knicks
265 Clint Capela - Houston Rockets
266 C.J. Wilcox - Los Angeles Clippers
267 Doug McDermott - Chicago Bulls
268 Tyler Ennis - Phoenix Suns
269 Nikola Mirotic - Chicago Bulls
270 James Ennis - Miami Heat
271 Cory Jefferson - Brooklyn Nets
272 James Young - Boston Celtics
273 Shabazz Napier - Miami Heat
274 Jusuf Nurkic - Denver Nuggets
275 Adreian Payne - Atlanta Hawks
276 Jordan Clarkson - Los Angeles Lakers
277 Nik Stauskas - Sacramento Kings
278 Gary Harris - Denver Nuggets
279 Nick Johnson - Houston Rockets
280 Devyn Marble - Orlando Magic
281 Kyle Anderson - San Antonio Spurs
282 Noah Vonleh - Charlotte Hornets
283 Cameron Bairstow - Chicago Bulls
284 Julius Randle - Los Angeles Lakers
285 Erick Green - Denver Nuggets

Micro-Etch Rookie Cards

Where to find them? Gravity Feed packs.

2014-15 Threads Nikola Mirotic RC micro-etched

Only found in Gravity Feed packs, the foil coil background immediately gives the Micro-Etched rookie cards a distinct look.

While no specific prints runs were revealed, Panini hinted that these may be some of the rarest rookie cards of the entire collecting year. That means that some collectors might end up with a steal if/when Panini reveals how limited the Micro-Etched rookie cards actually are. However, based on early listings, they don't appear much more rare than any of the other rookie cards.

286 Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
287 Aaron Gordon - Orlando Magic
288 Bojan Bogdanovic - Brooklyn Nets
289 Jordan Adams - Memphis Grizzlies
290 Zach LaVine - Minnesota Timberwolves
291 Dante Exum - Utah Jazz
292 Glenn Robinson III - Minnesota Timberwolves
293 Jabari Parker - Milwaukee Bucks
294 Rodney Hood - Utah Jazz
295 Damjan Rudez - Indiana Pacers
296 Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz
297 Elfrid Payton - Orlando Magic
298 Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota Timberwolves
299 Damien Inglis - Milwaukee Bucks
300 Tarik Black - Los Angeles Lakers
301 Joe Harris - Cleveland Cavaliers
302 P.J. Hairston - Charlotte Hornets
303 K.J. McDaniels - Philadelphia 76ers
304 Kostas Papanikolaou - Houston Rockets
305 T.J. Warren - Phoenix Suns
306 Marcus Smart - Boston Celtics
307 Jarnell Stokes - Memphis Grizzlies
308 Russ Smith - Memphis Grizzlies
309 Cleanthony Early - New York Knicks
310 Clint Capela - Houston Rockets
311 C.J. Wilcox - Los Angeles Clippers
312 Doug McDermott - Chicago Bulls
313 Tyler Ennis - Phoenix Suns
314 Nikola Mirotic - Chicago Bulls
315 James Ennis - Miami Heat
316 Cory Jefferson - Brooklyn Nets
317 James Young - Boston Celtics
318 Shabazz Napier - Miami Heat
319 Jusuf Nurkic - Denver Nuggets
320 Adreian Payne - Atlanta Hawks
321 Jordan Clarkson - Los Angeles Lakers
322 Nik Stauskas - Sacramento Kings
323 Gary Harris - Denver Nuggets
324 Nick Johnson - Houston Rockets
325 Devyn Marble - Orlando Magic
326 Kyle Anderson - San Antonio Spurs
327 Noah Vonleh - Charlotte Hornets
328 Cameron Bairstow - Chicago Bulls
329 Julius Randle - Los Angeles Lakers
330 Erick Green - Denver Nuggets

Wood Rookie Cards

Where to find them? Blaster boxes. 

2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Wood RC Jabari Parker

Another familiar concept from Threads, the Wood rookie card work much better unsigned given the tendency for the signature to bleed on the faux-wood surface. Exclusive to Blaster boxes, the dual-image design and foil text combine with the hardwood look to produce a captivating rookie card.

331 Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
332 Aaron Gordon - Orlando Magic
333 Bojan Bogdanovic - Brooklyn Nets
334 Jordan Adams - Memphis Grizzlies
335 Zach LaVine - Minnesota Timberwolves
336 Dante Exum - Utah Jazz
337 Glenn Robinson III - Minnesota Timberwolves
338 Jabari Parker - Milwaukee Bucks
339 Rodney Hood - Utah Jazz
340 Damjan Rudez - Indiana Pacers
341 Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz
342 Elfrid Payton - Orlando Magic
343 Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota Timberwolves
344 Damien Inglis - Milwaukee Bucks
345 Tarik Black - Los Angeles Lakers
346 Joe Harris - Cleveland Cavaliers
347 P.J. Hairston - Charlotte Hornets
348 K.J. McDaniels - Philadelphia 76ers
349 Kostas Papanikolaou - Houston Rockets
350 T.J. Warren - Phoenix Suns
351 Marcus Smart - Boston Celtics
352 Jarnell Stokes - Memphis Grizzlies
353 Russ Smith - Memphis Grizzlies
354 Cleanthony Early - New York Knicks
355 Clint Capela - Houston Rockets
356 C.J. Wilcox - Los Angeles Clippers
357 Doug McDermott - Chicago Bulls
358 Tyler Ennis - Phoenix Suns
359 Nikola Mirotic - Chicago Bulls
360 James Ennis - Miami Heat
361 Cory Jefferson - Brooklyn Nets
362 James Young - Boston Celtics
363 Shabazz Napier - Miami Heat
364 Jusuf Nurkic - Denver Nuggets
365 Adreian Payne - Atlanta Hawks
366 Jordan Clarkson - Los Angeles Lakers
367 Nik Stauskas - Sacramento Kings
368 Gary Harris - Denver Nuggets
369 Nick Johnson - Houston Rockets
370 Devyn Marble - Orlando Magic
371 Kyle Anderson - San Antonio Spurs
372 Noah Vonleh - Charlotte Hornets
373 Cameron Bairstow - Chicago Bulls
374 Julius Randle - Los Angeles Lakers
375 Erick Green - Denver Nuggets

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