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.
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.
Another celebrated edition of Panini America’s Prizm-powered Donruss Optic Football arrives in hobby shops across North America tomorrow to honor the stars of the 2018 NFL season like only it can: Equipped with the undeniable allure of base-brand Donruss Football coated in Optichrome technology. On average, each hobby box of 2018 Donruss Optic Football (four cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver one autograph, 10 Rookie Cards, 10 Rated Rookies, 10 parallels and four inserts.
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Free agent forward Corey Brewer has signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.