Originally Posted by WillC
I hate NT (and Panini in general) but I agree with you guys, it's great to see patches of players like Sam Jones, Earl Monroe and Elgin Baylor. It makes you wonder why they haven't been released until now? (Although I know Monroe patches existed). Did they suddenly find an old Sam Jones jersey lying around or something?!
Last year Panini posted a video of new jersey pickups, many which have made it into this years products. Maybe they asked Sam Jones himself when they signed him to an autograph contract. These items do come up from time to time in auctions so I guess they may be the bidder in some of them.
The only guys now from the 50 greatest without jersey cards are Lucas, Schayes, Cunningham, Greer, Pettit, Thurmond, Wilkens, Arizin and Bing so there is still something for us collector's to chase down the road.