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The absolute pinnacle of the NBA release calendar needs no introduction. 2018-19 Panini Flawless Basketball will release on the 9th of October 2019 and bring with it all the elements that has ensured it position atop of the NBA throne. Featuring the only release of the year with game worn Rookie memorabilia the chase will be on to obtain the much sough after Rookie Patch Autographs of this years top rookies. Luka Doncic, Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton, Jaren Jackson Jr, Marvin Bagley, Colin Sexton, Michael Porter Jr and more will feature in the release alongside an impressive list of current and retired NBA stars.Look for Jumbo prime memorabilia swatch autographs in Star Swatch Signatures, Flawless Patch Autographs, Signature Prime Materials, Rookie Logoman Autographs, Logoman Autographs, Championship Tags Autographs, Laundry Tags Autographs and Diamond Base Cards. Each box contains 10 cards, with 8 on-card autographs, 1 memorabilia card and one diamond card meaning plenty of big hits, but you expect that with such a phenomenal price tag of $1500USD per box!
2019-20 Panini NBA Hoops BasketballTaking the mantle as the first NBA licensed release yet again is 2019-20 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball. Set to release...
Little is known about what these cards are going to look like other than what Panini has outlined on their website as detailed below:National Treasures Collegiate Basketball makes its return in 2019-20, with no redemptions or points cards, and on-card autographs of all key rookies, including Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and Rui Hachimura. Each box will contain one autographed booklet, as well as cards featuring Super-premium Laundry Tag Team Logos, Brand Logos, and Conference patches. These can be found paired with autographs in College Silhouette Signatures, Combo Player Signature Booklets College Materials Signatures.One of the most sought-after insert in National Treasures, College Materials Signatures features beautiful on-card autographs paired with oversized prime swatches. In addition to the star-studded rookie class, find autographs ranging from current stars like Trae Young and De’Aaron Fox in Materials Signatures, to collegiate legends such as Magic Johnson and Hakeem Olajuwon in Signatures. Look for unique card designs featuring player nicknames in Notable Nicknames and team mantras in Team Slogan Signatures.As a direct from Panini release that is dropping on the 18th October 2019, these will be sure to sell out fast!
Rookie Dual Logoman Autographs. These are what collectors chase in Immaculate, and this will be the case yet again when 2018-19 Panini Immaculate Basketball releases on the 28th August 2019. The hope is that a dual Luka Doncic and Trae Young Logoman Autograph will be in the set, and that card will most definitely be the hit of the release for anyone lucky enough to find it.One key improvement for the 2018-19 release is that all Rookie Patch Autographs, Premium Patch Autographs and Patch Autographs will be printed on an acetate surface. This is likely to improve the quality of these cards but does increase the potential for surface flaws due to scratching if they are not packaged and handled carefully.Dual, Triple and Quad Autographs will also return and feature some of the most unique combinations of current and former NBA players. Sole of the Game show swatches, Brand Logo patches and Jumbo Patch Jersey Numbers will headline the memorabilia sets but there is no indication of whether the autographed shoe cards will return this year or not.
We were given a glimpse of this product as part of the 2018-19 Panini Chronicles Basketball release and at short notice it was announced that 2018-19 Panini Obsidian Basketball would be coming to collectors via a direct to consumer release. Now available on the Panini America website this mid to low end release is sure to turn a few heads with it's striking micro etch design.Whilst the autographs are all stickers the general appeal of this release is actually the base cards. Printed on thicker 100pt stock and featuring a smooth Prizm like surface they are quite an attractive design. The full array of top 2018 NBA Rookies are present in this set including Luka Doncic, Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson Jnr, Colin Sexton, Michael Porter Jnr and more. At $120USD per box they represent reasonable value even if there are only 5 cards per box due to it holding 2 autographs on average and are all numbered to 75 or less. The rookie jersey autographs of the bigger name players are limited to 50 or less making them a little harder to hit, but rarer as a result. Based on the checklist it looks like this is a limited print run product with around 450 cases available in total.
The much anticipated first licences release of the upcoming NBA season has been announced, and as expected it will be 2019-20 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Basketball. But the most anticipated news has yet to be announced and that is whether or not Zion Williamson will feature in Panini products. It seems that we will have to wait a bit longer before that news is released.The product design has been significantly revamped this year with the key cards, the RPS College Ticket Autographs, now a horizontal design. The cracked ice #/25 set is always the most sought after and it will return again alongside the #/99, #/15 and #/1 variations. International Tickets are also included in the release and will feature the top-foreign born 2019 draft picks also numbered #/99, #/23, #/15 and #/1.A 10 card Season Ticket set will feature some of the greatest players to ever step foot on a college basketball court. Additionally Game Day Ticket Autographs of the 2019 NBA Rookie Class will be included in the set (sticker autographs) as well as the Turning Pro and Legacy Signatures sets for non-rookie players.
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Great wealth or luxuriousness, that is the definition of opulence. There is no doubting the pedigree of 2018-19 Panini Opulence Basketball when it is full of high-end cards, on-card autographs, low print run sets and NBA Finals Booklets. These are just some of the main selling points for the release, which returns for its sophomore year.Each box is limited to a single pack featuring 7 Autograph or Memorabilia cards. All autos are on-card and numbered to 99 or less, with the main hits being the impressive booklets. For the rookies the booklets feature rookie patch autos, nameplate logo autos, team logo autos, brand logo autos and sponsor logo autos, whilst the highly sought after NBA Finals patches and logo return again. Whilst the NBA Finals logo is definitely one of the most sought after in the product, the limited print run Octo Rookie Auto Booklet is definitely going to be a long term investment noting the calibre of the 2018 NBA Rookie class. The card will feature autographs from Luke Doncic, Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton, Kevin Knox, Jaren Jackson Jr, Marvin Bagley Jr, Colin Sexton and Wendell Carter as shown in the preview image below.
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