2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Cards

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Cards

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Year two for the shiny offshoot, 2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball covers top NBA stars and rookies with Optichrome.

Priced at $125 (SRP), one autograph is expected per Hobby box.

See also: 2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Cards

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Base / Inserts

Using a one-pack-per-box format, 2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball offers five non-hit cards in every box.

This should result in one base card and some combination of four inserts or parallels. T-Mall exclusives include 25 base Rookie Ticket versions with Gold Wave and Red Wave parallels.

Among the inserts, Historic Picks highlights the same draft spot from different seasons.

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In addition, Historic Slams showcases some of the best dunk moments and Uniformity works with a jersey-inspired design.

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There's also the all-new All-Star Aspirations, plus the Superstars die-cut insert with Gold (#/10) and Gold Vinyl (1/1) versions.

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Autographs

In terms of the autograph selection, the 2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball checklist makes good use of the famed Ticket line.

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The Rookie Ticket set is a top draw thanks to the loaded draft class. Chase options include the one-of-one Gold Vinyl parallel.

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T-Mall boxes have the exclusive Red Wave autographs.

For the more established talent, look into the on-card Veteran Ticket inserts.

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Going retro is the hard-signed 1982 Tribute Autographs. The autographed cards add limited parallels, as well.

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Estimated Release Date: August 26, 2020
Product Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 20 boxes per case

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Hobby Box Break Average

  • 1 Autograph
  • 4 Inserts / Parallels

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball T-Mall Box Break Average

  • 1 Autograph or Insert
  • 2 T-Mall Parallels
  • 1 Rookie T-Mall

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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