A high-end delight for many NBA fans, 2015-16 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball remains a particular favorite of those collectors who chase premium rookie cards. At around $600-700 per box, the risk is quite high but there are some massive hits waiting to be uncovered.
Led by the Rookie Patch Autographs (RPA), the 2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball checklist is mainly about low print runs, quality relics and on-card autographs. The aforementioned rookies continue the formula of limited production (#/99) as well as hard-signed autographs and a small patch in one attractive package. The includes the first-year stars of 2015-16 like Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and Kristaps Porzingis. Other standouts among the signed inserts include the veteran/retired Patch Autographs, Premium Patch Autographs, and the many impressive pairings for the Dual and Trio Autographs.
Adding to that, 2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball also goes big with memorabilia cards, including the famed Logoman editions. Available in both standard and signed versions, there is a Dual Rookie Logoman Autograph set that puts two signatures and logoman patches on one card.
While there is clearly value to be found here, Immaculate is far from a guarantee. Complicating things is the box yield that only guarantees five hits. This total is comprised of autographs or relics. That can be an issue as several of the memorabilia inserts are very basic with just a small swatch and little else to give it value or appeal. Another problem is that the main Autographs set features stickers.
Although 2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball is clearly not perfect, it still offers a lot of potential value if you can afford the cost of entry. Those collectors who can't drop $600+ for six cards would be better off going the singles route. This is where our real-time hot list can help. Review and track the most popular auction listings to surface on eBay from 2015-16 Immaculate using the guide below. Because it automatically updates with the freshest info, simply check back to keep tabs on your favorite teams or players.
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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. In more recent years, 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 or Google+.
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