Panini Totally Certified Basketball 2013-14 – Nice

photo-on-dec-18-2016-6_42_53-pmI recently picked up a box of 2013-14 Panini Totally Certified Basketball on clearance from Dave and Adam’s Card World. I really liked a 2014-15 Totally Certified box that I got previously, so I had high expectations for this one!  The 2013-14 box included 6 packs, 5 five cards per pack, with 3 autos and 3 memorabilia cards.  I was looking forward to hits from guys I’ve heard of, if nothing else. 🙂  Here are the cards I got:

The three memorabilia cards were decent.  The Brook Lopez card had a portion from a white Nets jersey, and the Jonas Jeberko from a blue Pistons jersey.  The Ersan Ilyasova GU patch # 14 /25, which looks like white and red parts of the Bucks jersey piping, is a really nice card.  I knew of Lopez (but didn’t know that his 9 seasons with the Nets are the most by any player, or that he gave up this sick dunk by Larry Nance Jr.)  I hadn’t heard of the other two guys but all three are in the NBA here in 2016-17 ( Jeberko with the Celtics and Ilyasova with the Sixers) so it’s cool. 🙂

Initially, when I saw the first auto, I was not impressed.  Some random dude from the Utah Jazz?  However, after my second look, I said, “Holy crap!” It was an auto from Dr. Dunkenstein himself, Darrell Griffith!!! Totally awesome and a numbered card out of # 17 /49 with some kind of blue sun spark thing going on.  Sweet!  Favorite card in the box.

The others were ok, DeMarre Carroll in a Utah uniform and a Reggie Bullock Rookie Rollcall auto (both are with other teams now).

Here are some of my other favorites from this box:

The Larry Bird red parallel # /99 is just a nice card.  Looks great.  I mentioned Swedish player Jonas Jeberko earlier. I also got an RC for Luigi “Gigi” Datome from the Pistons.  Jeberko and Datome were eventually traded to the Celtics for Tayshaun Prince’s second go around with Detroit.  Jeberko is still on the Celtics while Datome has moved on to Fenerbache of the Turkish Basketball Super League, but it was “Gigi” who attained legendary status with the Celtics!

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There was a card featuring Sonics legend Spencer Heywood.  I didn’t think much of it until I looked at the back, # 4 /5!  (Apparently, for the parallel cards, Totally Red #/99, Totally Blue #/49, Totally Gold #/25, Totally Green #/5, and Totally Black 1/1.  Thank you Cardboard Connection for that information.)  Anyway, always nice to get a great Sonics card!

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My other favorites would be Jason Terry (from Seattle), Terrence Ross (from UW), Len Elmore (New York teams and broadcasting), Tiago Splitter (Spurs), and Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon (one of my favorite basketball players of all time).  Overall I’d give this box a 3.25 out 5.00.  Good stuff.

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2013-14 Panini Totally Certified Basketball Box:

14 Ersan Ilyasova Milwaukee Bucks Gu red/white # 14 /25
14 Deron Williams Brooklyn Nets base
30 Reggie Bullock Los Angeles Clippers RC Rookie Rollcall Auto
39 Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets GU
41 Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves base
56 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Charlotte Bobcats base
60 Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies base
67 Jonas Jerebko Detroit Pistons GU blue jersey
84 JaVale McGee Denver Nuggets base
98 Monta Ellis Dallas Mavericks base
105 Jason Terry Brooklyn Nets base
118 Chris Kaman Los Angeles Lakers base
132 Arron Afflalo Orlando Magic base
147 Jeff Green Boston Celtics base
163 Udonis Haslem Miami Heat base
175 Tiago Splitter San Antonio Spurs base
189 Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors base
193 Anthony Morrow New Orleans Pelicans base
201 C.J. Leslie New York Knicks base
210 Luigi Datome Detroit Pistons RC
218 DeMarre Carroll Atlanta Hawks auto
226 Reggie Bullock Los Angeles Clippers RC
228 Solomon Hill Indiana Pacers RC
243 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Detroit Pistons RC
246 Darryl Griffith Utah Jazz Auto blue parallel # 17/49
252 Larry Bird Boston Celtics Totally Red insert # 09 /99
268 Hakeem Olajuwan Houston Rockets base
271 Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls base
286 Len Elmore New Jersey Nets base
294 Spencer Haywood Seattle Supersonics Green insert # 4 /5

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