Along with the Dallas Mavericks World Champions base card to finish off your base set, there are a couple of other really hard pulls in Panini’s new basketball product, Hoops. Both of these inserts are extremely nice looking and extremely limited.
The first features Panini exclusive Kobe Bryant, also known as “The Black Mamba”.
The second features another Panini exclusive athlete, Blake Griffin. This insert is called “Blake Superior”. Probably for his superior hops, not many players can jump over a Kia.
As you can see, both of these cards are absolutely beautiful looking. But they are both absolutely difficult to pull from a box. So difficult in fact, none of the Blake Superior cards have shown up on eBay yet, while only two of the Kobes have shown up and have each sold for $100+.
An non-autographed insert hitting the triple digit mark is unheard of in today’s trading card landscape so it’s nice to see Panini adding the extra value if you are lucky enough to pull one of these inserts.
Check out our preview of 2011-12 Panini Hoops for more information about this product.