Panini Instant last week unveiled the first wave of unique new memorabilia autograph cards featuring pieces of signed pylons and basketballs honoring the stacked 2018 NFL and NBA Draft Classes. 2018 Panini Instant Pylon Signatures kicked things off last week as more than 30 top rookies were listed throughout the week on limited-edition cards featuring base versions numbered to 10 and Black 1/1s. Although many of the Pylon Signatures cards sold out immediately upon release, a small number of key cards remain available.
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.
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included in the attachments below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled this week.
One. Short. Week. Seven days. That’s all that stands in the way now between 2018 Contenders Football and a ravenous collector base ready to rock when the product arrives in hobby shops across North America next Friday. Obviously, when it comes to the landmark Contenders product, the primary drivers of the product every year are the Rookie Ticket Autographs RCs and the relative scarcity of Short Prints, Super Short Prints and variations.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t begin our first blog post of 2019 with this: Happy New Year! OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get down to the business of providing your detailed first look at Panini America’s 2018-19 Cornerstones Basketball. Quite swiftly, a product that began as an extension of one of the more popular inserts in recent memory (the namesake four-cornered autograph memorabilia cards) has blossomed into a bona fide standalone success story. That trend most certainly will continue in late March.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the current kings of the basketball card collecting world. The “Greek Freak” is one of the best and most versatile players in the NBA and he’s still only 24-years-old. Antetokounmpo’s potential is sky high and his cards are highly sought-after as NBA fans know that he could end up as […]
Panini America’s venerable Select Basketball franchise long ago established itself as a mid-season staple on the NBA collecting calendar by delivering its own unique spin on the company’s popular Optichrome printing technology (the quirky-cool Zebra Prizms got their start in Select) and by staying true to the brand’s three-tier base structure. Those two brand tenets, as well as the standout Rookie Jersey Autographs, will most certainly continue to propel the brand forward when 2018-19 Select Basketball arrives in hobby shops across North America in early March.
The melding of Panini America’s popular Optichrome printing technology with just about anything over the last few years has proven to be an irresistible collecting combination. Whether its staple Optichrome products like Prizm and Select, or newer additions such as Donruss Optic and Contenders Optic, there’s just something about those products that continues to command attention. That will most certainly be the case in late February with the release of 2018 Contenders Optic Football.
Since it’s already Christmas afternoon, chances are you’ve already unwrapped all of the gifts underneath your tree. But if you’ll please indulge us for just a bit, we have a few packages to unwrap ourselves: Three early boxes of Panini America’s live-tomorrow 2018-19 Contenders Basketball. As you saw in yesterday’s revealing Quality Control Gallery, 2018-19 Contenders Basketball is a potent mix of hard-signed Rookie Ticket Autographs, a loaded lineup of parallels and a few eye-catching inserts. On average, each hobby box (10 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs and a vibrant array of inserts and parallels.
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