To me Panini Select Basketball is the direct rival of Panini Prizm Basketball because of its shiny design and of course its parallels. Completing all variations is an accomplishment for any collector, looking at them in person is breathtaking.
Looking at the Pre-Ink Peek on Knight’s Lance, it seems that the signature version has five variations. It has Blue, Green, Purple Gold and the elusive Black. If these cards are on the way to be signed by the players, then expect that Durant and Kobe will be live on this product. Panini are really true to their statement that they also hate redemptions.
More on the Knight’s Lance blog.