There’s an overwhelming sense of anticipation in the sports card hobby right now, what with 2018 Contenders Football and 2018-19 Dominion Basketball both arriving in hobby shops across North America tomorrow. The buzz is palpable . . . and it is well-deserved. For both products, the savory combination of a stellar and stacked rookie crop and strong brand reputation has built up a healthy demand for both that finally will be supplied beginning tomorrow. We delivered an early three-box break of 2018 Contenders Football yesterday. Today, we focus on 2018-19 Dominion Basketball.
Panini America’s higher-end Dominion Basketball arrives for its second consecutive season as a standalone product on Friday — and it’s fully equipped to showcase the NBA’s spectacular 2018 rookie class with hard-signed memorabilia Rookie Cards, an upscale base design, chase-worthy Metal Rookie Cards and a bevy of tributes to the game’s biggest current stars and all-time greats. On average, each hobby box of 2018-19 Dominion Basketball (six cards per box, six boxes per case) will deliver three autographs, one memorabilia card, one base or parallel card and one Metal Rookie Card.
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