After a successful debut release last year, Press Pass is bringing back its Legends Basketball product. The 2007-08 version ships Oct. 31, with 18-pack hobby boxes delivering at least five autographs and one jersey card. On top of being able to find autographs from nearly 50 legendary stars such as Pete Maravich, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, James Worthy and Scottie Pippen – all featured in photos from their collegiate careers – collectors will also find signed cards from current rookie prospects such as Brandan Wright, Acie Law and Nick Young. Each pack will yield at least one sequentially numbered card, every box will deliver at least four autographs from retired stars, and 1-of-1 Press Plates will fall at least one per case.
“Collectors are going to be wowed by the amazing collegiate photography we’ve been able to come up with, some of it originating as far back as the 1940s,” said Nick Matijevich, Press Pass product manager.
Legends Basketball will feature six autograph-based insert sets, including the dual-signed Alumni Association Ink cards and the Center Court Cuts that feature cut signatures from Maravich and Russell. Last year, one of the Maravich Center Court Cuts sold for more than $8,000 in an online auction.
Select Swatches is a jersey card insert that includes players such as Wright, Law, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge.