It’s been called a product fit for a king, and for good reason. Panini America’s regal Crown Royale Basketball franchise has been a dominant, die-cut force in the basketball card kingdom for a number of years, what with its trademark Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes and that funky crown-cut base set. And in two short days, the product will make its triumphant debut for the new season. On average, each hobby box of 2018-19 Crown Royale Basketball (12 cards per box, 16 boxes per case) will deliver one autograph, one memorabilia card and two inserts or parallels.
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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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow and is sidelined indefinitely.
Phoenix F Kelly Oubre, Jr., will undergo minor procedure on his left thumb and miss rest of season, sources tell ESPN. Oubre's recovery will be 4-to-6 weeks. He heads into restricted free agency on best stretch of career: 20 PPG, 5.7 RPG since becoming starter post-All-Star break