With recent releases of 10-11 Absolute Basketball and 10-11 Classics Basketball, we have gotten some sets recently that we were familiar with from last season. Absolute has loads of jersey cards and multiple sets and parallels to collect. Plus it was the first ever Panini set to have Kevin Durant Autograph cards! Classics basketball is cool because it features on-card autograph rookie cards - which we haven't really seen since 10-11 Threads, which were on wood ... or 10-11 Timeless Treasures which were on a leather.
But there is something about those 'new' sets that pop up every once and a while. 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball is one of those sets. Not only will you find real 14K gold cards in each case, you will find Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and all the top RC autographs throughout the set. This is a limited set - as each card is serial #/299 or less! Make sure you save your money for this one, as each 12 card box/pack will set you back $200 or more. Release date is scheduled to be May 25, 2011 - so mark that date down and hope Panini doesn't push it back!!