2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball CardsBrand: Contenders
Although it's been a few years since the brand released a full NBA product, 2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball returns just in time for the hoopla centered around the 2017 rookie class.
Collectors may recall the earlier 2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball, which helped get the new collecting season going. The main 2017-18 Contenders NBA set features rookies in their pro uniforms rather than the college-based Draft Picks set.
2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball Base / Inserts
Highlighting key names across the league, the 2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball checklist includes new Premium Edition parallels that incorporate Prizm technology.
There is also a good mix of inserts, such as Front Row Seat with up-close action shots for notable NBA players, and the outer space Superstar die-cuts featuring 10 league superstars. Specific to the first-year subjects, Lottery Picks highlights the top 14 picks from the 2017 NBA Draft, while the Rookie Contender Predictor cards offer a shot at exclusive options.
2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball Autographs
However, just like the famed NFL set, 2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball revolves around the Rookie Ticket subset. These hard-signed cards showcase some of the best rookies, adding Premium Edition, Cracked Ice, Championship Ticket and Printing Plate parallels, along with Rookie Ticket Variation cards.
Also signed on-card, Historic Rookie Ticket looks back to top young talent of prior seasons. Other NBA signatures are found in the MVP Contenders and Up-and-Coming Autographs sets.
Estimated Release Date: 02/21/2018
Product Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball Hobby Box Break
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