Panini America’s Cornerstones Basketball arrives for the 2018-19 NBA collecting season on Wednesday with a tried-and-true, calling-card kind of appeal that not only showcases the namesake Cornerstones autographed memorabilia cards but also manages to s…
Just “Encased” you were wondering, Panini America’s 2018 Encased Football is set to arrive tomorrow in hobby shops and on group-break sites across North America, and when it does, collectors are sure to find that the third iteration of the product just might be the best one yet. Aside from a spectacular array of high-end autograph and memorabilia cards honoring 2018’s most spectacular rookies, 2018 Encased Football also delivers the franchise’s most stacked veteran and legend lineup, too.
One week from today, hobby shops and group-break sites across the country will be awash with the vibrancy that only a product like Panini America’s Select Basketball franchise can provide. Boasting an intoxicating mix of Prizms (including the wildly popular Zebras and Tie-Dyes), and a bevy of autograph and memorabilia tributes to this season’s top rookies and the NBA’s hottest superstars and greatest legends, 2018-19 Select Basketball — as you’ll soon see — is ready to shine.
Some of the most impeccable basketball players on the planet plied their trade to great offensive effect in last night’s 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, where fantasy basketball came to life right in front of our eyes as Team LeBron bested Team Giannis, 178-164. Sunday’s starry showcase has set the stage for more impeccable basketball on Wednesday. That’s when Panini America’s 2018-19 Impeccable Basketball arrives in hobby shops across North America.
From the very beginning, Panini America’s Donruss Optic product in any sport always has been a best-of-both-worlds proposition: The best of Donruss, the company’s flagship brand, and the best of Optichrome, the company’s wildly popular printing technology. The union of the two has been warmly embraced by collectors and has delivered some of the most in-demand single cards on the market. Today, that process continues with the release of 2018-19 Donruss Optic Basketball.
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.
Panini America has a post-Christmas, pack-popping proposition in store for hardcore basketball collectors later this week with the Wednesday release of 2018-19 Contenders Basketball, a Rookie Ticket-tinged, parallel-powered powerhouse of a product featuring what promise to be some of the most in-demand Rookie Cards of the season. Taking a page from its more-established football sibling, 2018-19 Contenders Basketball delivers a wealth of hard-signed Rookie Tickets with a complete arsenal of parallels, including Premium Optichrome, Cracked Ice, Playoff and Printing Plate versions.
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