CotG: Panini Studio

How come the Knicks could beat contenders like the Mavericks and the Nuggets but still lose to the lowly Nets? Anyways, I have four pack of Panini Studio, which came out not too long ago.

Pack 1:
Lamar Odom
Al Horford
Darryl Dawkins Heritage
Bill Cartwright
Marc Gasol

Pack 2:
Jeff Green
Andrew Bynum
Bill Cartwright Proof 109/199
Rick Barry- This may be my first Rick Barry card ever.
Boris Diaw

Pack 3:
Michael Redd
Al Thornton
OJ Mayo Skylines
Jermaine Taylor
Mike Dunleavy

Pack 4:
Ryan Gomes
Caron Butler
Andrew Bogut Skylines
Toney Douglas
Wilson Chandler

I don’t really have anything bad to say about the base card design but they definitely aren’t anything groundbreaking or innovative. Although I really dig the Heritage inserts. They work great with the basketball legends and the general old school feel. As a whole, Panini have released a lot of basketball products lately and most are around the same price point ($4-$5 a pack). None of the products have a niche and the selling points are pretty much the same (eg Kobe Bryant Auto and say around 4 hits a box). It is like if they are releasing a bunch of products the first year just to see what sticks. I generally like Panini but I don’t feel like they are building brand loyalty to any one product like the way Allen and Ginter, Bowman or SPx did. But I guess it is easier said then done. Although from the previews, Panini Crown Royale seem interesting and I think it is going fill the void Sweet Spot left for me at around $20- $25 a pack. We’ll see.

The Card of the Game (CotG) is Toney Douglas. Believe it or not this is the first Toney Douglas rookie card I pulled. Douglas has been getting more minutes lately and he has earned his spot on the team next year. Plus since Jared Jefferies got traded, he is the best Knick defensively on the team.

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One response to “CotG: Panini Studio

  1. lonestarr

    Looks pretty good to me. Think I need to find some. The Cartwright, Dawkins, and Barry sorta remind me of topps All-Time Fan Favorites/Archives’ digging (way, in Cartwright’s case) beyond the top/most recognized retired players.

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