The NBA Hoops basketball products have always been a nostalgic favorite of mine. A basketball product born during the junk wax era, it still commands a low price point, large checklist (for today’s standard), and a sprinkle of inserts.
Hoops basketball brings back a lot of memories. My first basketball cards were 1991-92 NBA Hoops Series 2. This was during the rookie year of UNLV star Larry Johnson. I was still living in Las Vegas at the time and Larry Johnson was a big deal.
2015-16 NBA Hoops
I decided to grab a box of 2015-16 NBA Hoops to open for fun. This is the first box of Hoops for me in years. Each hobby box has two autographs, but honestly all I care about is completing the set.
I like the base card design in this set. It’s simple and Panini uses a decent action shot. Although, there are a few cards in the set where the player is standing there with a ball and smiling…
The rookie card photos were definitely from a photo shoot; usually in a basketball-like pose. I can’t blame Panini here as these were most likely taken immediately after the draft.
This release is loaded with inserts and parallels. The gold, green, and silver parallels are common and drop a few per box. Only the silver parallels were serial numbered to 299.
I ended up with a handful of inserts. These are very shiny and look really good. My only gripe is that Panini made parallels of the inserts; It just seems too much to me.
My two autographs were nothing special as I wasn’t expecting them to be massive at this price point. Of course they are sticker autographs, but again, I wasn’t expecting much.
Thank you for reading. If you are interested in any of these cards, please let me know before they go up on eBay.