Tuesday, December 10, 2019

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Basketball Premium Hobby 15-Card Pack

2014-2015 Excalibur Basketball:  This pack is from a premium box and is part of my Steel City Collectibles Black Friday purchase.  Premium boxes deliver three hits.  I did not get a hit in this pack but I'd never busted these before so it was fun.  Derrick Rose has had a bit of a resurgence the last two seasons and I pulled two his cards.  This one is my favorite and is a Knight Court insert.  I like the design in the background behind the player.
These guys have all had their time in the NBA limelight.  Rose has an MVP on his resume, while Tony Parker is a decorated multiple champion with the Spurs and Kevin Love helped the Cavs win their only NBA championship. 
The base cards are simple and nice.  Maybe too much white but that really doesn't bother me too much.  The bottom corners are nice looking.  I think they could have duplicated that in the upper corners as well or done something up top to help frame it better.  The backs are nice but devoid of stats which is a shame.
This Tony Parker Nobility insert is pretty cool looking.  This was a good pack and I really like the inserts I pulled.   The Karl Malone below was another sweet looking card and I like the jersey he is wearing in the photo.  It isn't my favorite Jazz uni but it is a nice one and one you don't see that often.

BREAKDOWN:15 – Total Cards
3 – RC
1 – Nobility
1 – Juggernauts
1 – Knight Court
1 – Retired Great


  1. I feel like the base card with all of that white would look really cool signed.

  2. You sure seem to be pulling a lot of cool looking Karl Malone cards lately!

    1. I'm glad someone else noticed. You are right. Seems like I'm seeing a lot of him in packs.