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!
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.