2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball CardsBrand: Hoops
The unofficial start of the NBA collecting year, 2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball is a popular option every season as it is the first release with the key rookies shown in their NBA uniforms. Images are again a primary focus for the early-season set.
The basic Hobby format remains the same as 2017-18, with two autographs per box and an insert or parallel in every pack.
2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball Base
The robust base set in 2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball is headlined by rookie talent. Top draftees receive their pack-pulled NBA trading card debut. The hardcourt RC background is similar to '17-18, but the view of the court is more zoomed out.
There is a new Hoops Tribute subset that honors the stars of today and yesterday, as well.
2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball Inserts
The 2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball checklist also packs in a variety of inserts, including 11 choices that are exclusive to Hobby boxes. Inserts and parallels combine to average one per pack.
Backstage Pass delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the stars of the league.
Moving to the action on the court, Courtside showcases in-game photography.
However, it's not only the new year that's highlighted, as the 2017-18 playoffs and NBA Finals feature heavily in the lineup. Road to the Finals documents the full postseason results, going round by round, with increasing rarity.
Short-print options include Championship Moments, Finals MVP and the Champions team photo for the Golden State Warriors.
If you get a sense of déjà vu, it's because the end result was virtually identical to 2016-17, with the same two teams (Cavaliers and Warriors), NBA Finals champion and Finals MVP.
2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball Autographs
Even though the cards normally work with sticker signatures, 2018-19 NBA Hoops autographs still see strong interest, especially for the incoming rookie class. The fire-based Hot Signatures line features rookies alongside current and retired stars, adding limited Red Hot (#/25) parallels.
Some of the top young players are also found in Rookie Ink, which uses a checkered background design to make the cards pop.
Estimated Release Date: 10/24/2018
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 20 boxes per case
2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball Hobby Box Break Average
- 2 Autographs
- 24 Inserts / Parallels
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.
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