2018-19 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Cuts to the Chase


2018-19 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball goes straight for the fancy stuff. Boxes might not have a lot of cards, but it’s broken up in a way that allows for something of a pack-opening experience with two in each box. Inside each pack are three distinct styles of cards: an autograph, a memorabilia card and an uncirculated base card. At the box level, that’s two of each type.

2018-19 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Base Set

Base cards get something of an elevated status. Like last year, they’re included already in holders in an uncirculated format.

2018-19 Panini Absolute Basketball Kevin Knox

The 100-card checklist has both rookies and veterans. One of each is in every box.

Among the parallels are new Gold versions (/10).

Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Other Inserts

According to Panini, 2018-19 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball has more on-card autographs versus 2017-18. Hoopla Signatures is one place to find them.

2018-19 Panini Absolute Basketball Hoopla

There’s also 10th Anniversary Autographs, which mark a decade since the card maker entered the basketball card market.

Draft Day Ink returns with rookie signatures.

Tools of the Trade Signatures may not be hard-signed, but they do come with multiple memorabilia swatches. These have either three, four or six pieces. On top of that, relics are a mix of several items, such as jerseys, basketballs hats and a variety of patches.

2018-19 Panini Absolute Basketball Tools of the Trade Four Swatch Signatures

Glass inserts return. The 25-card checklist highlights top players and rookies.

2018-19 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball at a glance:

Cards per pack: 3
Packs per box: 2
Boxes per case: 10
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: November 30, 2018

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs – 2
• Memorabilia Cards – 2
• Uncirculated Base Cards – 2


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