2018-19 Select Basketball

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2018-19 Select Basketball General Information

Select Basketball is a perennial favourite on the NBA release calendar and rightly so, especially at the price point and the number of on-card autograph sets within the product. With stated odds of 3 Autograph or Memorabilia cards per box you can expect to see a variety of boxes holding 1 autograph and 2 memorabilia cards, but don’t be surprised if the odd box drops 3 autos! With the quality of the 2018 rookie class starting to really shine through expect 2018-19 Select Basketball to be a big seller and offer decent return on investment for your box if you happen to find a Prizm variation of a top rookie.

The Rookie Jersey Autographs set is one of the most popular especially in the patch auto variations. In previous years the Rookie Patch Autographs (RPA) version have appeared in the Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10 and Black /1 variations so expect to see that continue this year. After being included in the 2016-17 release the In Flight Signatures autograph set has become one of the best inserts of the year. On-card autographs of numerous superstars, hall of famers and a smattering of mid-level players usually result in a decent card if you manage to find one of these elusive set chases. From the memorabilia front the Sparks set is one of the better variations with an eye catching design and the inclusion of the Prizm opti-chrome really makes them a worthy inclusion. If you happen to come across a 1/1 of those you may even find a jersey tag as has been the case in previous years.

Outside of the autograph and memorabilia cards there is still plenty of value to be found in the base and inserts. In particular the 3-tiered base set consists of Concourse, Premier Level and Courtside with the rookie variations of these being the big ticket items. Each level has an array of Prizm variations as outlined below:

  • Concourse – Silver, Scope, Tri-Color, Zebra SP, Light Blue (/299), Red (/199), White (/149), Neon Green (/75), Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10) and Black (1/1)
  • Premier Level – Silver, Scope, Tri-Color, Zebra SP, Blue Die Cut (/185), Maroon Die Cut (/135), Purple Die Cut (/99), Orange Die Cut (/65), Tie-Dye Die Cut (/25), Gold Die Cut (/10), Green Die Cut (/5), and Black (1/1)
  • Courtside –  Silver, Zebra SP, Copper (/60), Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), Black (1/1)

There’s no doubt that 2018-19 Select Basketball will once again deliver collectors with a wide-array of cards that not only offer great value, but also the chance to hit a big card of a 2018 rookie without breaking the bank. Below you will find the set Checklist, Team Hit Information, Player Hit Information as well as the product sell sheet and Quality Control (QC) images. Happy browsing!

Key Rookies

DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley, Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr, Trae Young, Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter, Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox, Mikal Bridges, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Miles Bridges, Michael Porter Jr, Zhaire Smith

Release Date

6th March 2019

Direct Checklists, Team and Player Hit Links

2018-19 Select Basketball Team Hit Information and Player Hit Information is now available. See below for direct links:

Checklist
Team Hit Information
Player Hit Information

Product Packout

  • 12 Boxes Per Case
  • 12 Packs Per Box
  • 5 Cards Per Pack

Box Packout

  • 3 Autographs or Memorabilia Cards Per Box
  • 12 Prizms Per Box
  • 10 Premier Parallels Per Box
  • 2 Courtside Parallels Per Box

2018-19 Select Basketball Sell Sheet

PDF Sell Sheet

2018-19 Select Basketball Image Gallery

Panini Quality Control Image Gallery

2018-19 Select Basketball

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8.9

Price

9.0/10

Checklist

9.0/10

Card Sets

9.0/10

Return On Investment

8.5/10

Pros

  • Great price point
  • Lots of on-card autos
  • Rookie Jersey/Patch Autos
  • Solid Veteran Checklist

Cons

  • Some boxes/cases are feast or famine
  • 3 Autos or Memorabilia per box can lead to no autos
  • Expect to see points in lots of boxes

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