2017-18 Panini Ascension Rookie Variations Gallery

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2017-18 Panini Ascension Basketball brings a lot of color in its debut run. Another thing it has a lot of? Rookies. The 2017-18 Panini Ascension Rookie Variations offer up a double take of sorts for all 40 of the base set’s first-year players.

2017-18 Panini Ascension Rookie Variations

Every player has two different cards, each using a different photo on the front. However, unlike a lot of variation mixes, all of these are available in equal numbers. The 2017-18 Panini Ascension Rookie Variations are not short prints. Rookies combine to land four per basic — two regular and two variations. The parallel levels and quantities are the same for both as well.

Because of this, it’s more like an instance where each Rookie Card has two different versions. Yes, they are variations, but one isn’t necessarily more desirable than the other. Panini hasn’t released a list of what’s the “regular” version and which is the “variation,” but because all are essentially equal, it doesn’t really matter much. If you’re collecting them all or a particular player, there are two to chase.

These aren’t the only variations in 2017-18 Panini Ascension Basketball. Cards #81-100, all veterans, have Throwback Variations. These are easy to tell apart because players are pictured on teams they used to play for.

We’ve compiled a full gallery of the 2017-18 Panini Ascension Rookie Variations below with both versions showing for easy reference.

2017-18 Panini Ascension Rookie Variations Gallery

101 Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia 76ers


2017-18 Panini Ascension Basketball 101 Markelle Fultz Dribbling

Dribbling


Shooting


102 John Collins, Atlanta Hawks


Dribbling


Shooting


103 Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls


Dribbling


Shooting


104 Tyler Lydon, Denver Nuggets


Dribbling with Left Hand


Dribbling with Right Hand


105 Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers


Dribbling


Shooting


106 Justin Patton, Minnesota Timberwolves


Suit


Warm-Up Suit


107 Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets


Dribbling


Shooting


108 Frank Ntilikina, New York Knicks


Ball in Two Hands


Passing


109 D.J. Wilson, Milwaukee Bucks


Knees Apart


Knees Together


110 Frank Mason III, Sacramento Kings


Dribbling


Shooting


111 Justin Jackson, Sacramento Kings


Ball in Left Hand


Ball in Right Hand


112 Frank Jackson, New Orleans Pelicans


Ball in One Hand


Ball in Two Hands


113 Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas Mavericks


Dribbling


Dunking


114 Dwayne Bacon, Charlotte Hornets


Dribbling


Shooting


115 Josh Jackson, Phoenix Suns


Dribbling


Shooting


116 Luke Kennard, Detroit Pistons


Dribbling


Passing


117 Sindarius Thornwell, Los Angeles Clippers


Legs Apart


Legs Close Together


118 Josh Hart, Los Angeles Lakers


Dribbling


Two Hands on Ball


119 Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat


Pointing


Ball in Right Hand


120 Caleb Swanigan, Portland Trail Blazers


Dribbling


Two Hands on Ball


121 Tony Bradley, Utah Jazz


Dribbling


Shooting


122 Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs


Ball in Left Hand


Ball in Right Hand


123 Semi Ojeleye, Boston Celtics


Dribbling


Layup


124 Ivan Rabb, Memphis Grizzlies


Dribbling


Dunking


125 Terrance Ferguson, Oklahoma City Thunder


Body Facing Forward


Body Turned to Side


126 De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings


Dunking


Passing


127 Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers


Shooting


Two Hands on Ball


128 Jordan Bell, Golden State Warriors


One Hand on Ball


Two Hands on Ball


129 Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets


Ball Next to Chest


Ball Next to Head


130 Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics


Nike Swoosh Visible on Jersey


Pointing


131 Jawun Evans, Los Angeles Clippers


Front of Jersey Visible


Twisted to Side


132 Wesley Iwundu, Orlando Magic


Mouth Open


Mouth Closed


133 T.J. Leaf, Indiana Pacers


Nike Swoosh Visible on Jersey


Stripes Visible on Jersey


134 Tyler Dorsey, Atlanta Hawks


Ball in Front of Body


Ball Out to Side


135 Harry Giles, Sacramento Kings


Pointing


Ball in Left Hand


136 Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz


Ball in Two Hands


Dribbling


137 OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors


Shoe Visible


Shoe Not Visible


138 Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic


Ball in Two Hands


Dribbling


139 Sterling Brown, Milwaukee Bucks


Pointing


Left Hand Over Leg


140 Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers


Ball in Two Hands


Dribbling


Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks or by email.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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