2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball Checklist and Details


2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball didn’t waste any time getting started. The online-only, print-on-demand set kicked off at the 2018 NBA Draft with the first cards of top picks. Within minutes of having their name called, the likes of Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley II and Luka Doncic made their basketball card debuts. And that was only the beginning.

The set evolves throughout the season, adding big moments, debuts, milestones and anything else of note.

Available through Panini’s website, regular cards cost $9.99 each with discounts available for five-, ten- and 20-card lots. Usually, cards are available for just 24 hours, although there are some exceptions for special events (like the draft) where it’s longer.

No matter the length of the sales window, once it closes, that’s the number of cards that are made.

Sometimes there can be special mini sets, such as the 2018-19 NBA Season Kick-Off cards that were only sold together as the regular season began.

2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball also has a couple of parallels, Green (/10) and Black (1/1). These are available until they’re sold out. Autographs are also offered for select cards in Orange (/5) and Black (1/1). These are noted with an asterisk (*) on the checklist below.


2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball Checklist

This checklist will continue to expand throughout the season. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s available on eBay.

1 Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
2 DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
3 Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
4 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
5 Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
6 James Harden, Houston Rockets – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
7 Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
8 Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
9 Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
10 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
11 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off
12 Kevin Knox, New York Knicks – 2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off


13 Golden State Warriors – Warriors Unveil New Championship Banner (10.16.18)
14 Golden State Warriors – Warriors Celebrate Ring Ceremony (10.16.18)
15 Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz – Mitchell Comes Up Big in 4th Quarter (10.17.18)
16 Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns – Booker Drops 19 Points in Final 7 Minutes (10.17.18)
17 Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns – Ayton Stars in NBA Debut (10.17.18)
18 Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies – Jackson Stars in Home Debut (10.19.18)*
19 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Paces Mavs to Win (10.20.18)
20 Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets – Jokic Records Historic Triple-Double (10.20.18)
21 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – James Makes His Staples Center Debut (10.20.18)

22 Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder – Westbrook Makes Season Debut (10.21.18)
23 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Drops 35 & 11 in Victory (10.21.18)*
24 Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons – Griffin Scores Game-Winner on Career Night (10.23.18)
25 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – Curry Makes History from Beyond the Arc (10.24.18)
26 Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors – Thompson Sets NBA Record with 14 3-Pointers (10.29.18)
27 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Nets First 30-Point Game (10.29.18)
28 Derrick Rose, Minnesota Timberwolves – Rose Pours in Career-Best 50 Points (10.31.18)
29 Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls – Carter Has Breakout Game at Home (10.31.18)


30 De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings – Fox Records Historic First Triple-Double (11.1.18)*
31 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Dominates in Home Win (11.3.18)
32 Mo Bamba, Orlando Magic – Bamba Puts Up First Career Double-Double (11.3.18)
33 Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers – Embiid Comes Up Clutch in Overtime Win (11.9.18)
34 Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers – Sexton Has a Career Night with 20 Points (11.10.18)*
35 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic’s 22 Points Leads Mavs to Win (11.10.18)

Special Sets

2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball Draft Night Checklist

2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball Draft Night 18 Lonnie Walker

Individual print runs are noted.

DN1 Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns – No. 1 Overall Pick – 659
DN2 Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings – No. 2 Overall Pick – 537
DN3 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – No. 3 Overall Pick – 811
DN4 Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies – No. 4 Overall Pick – 285
DN5 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – No. 5 Overall Pick – 435
DN6 Mohamed Bamba, Orlando Magic – No. 6 Overall Pick – 301
DN7 Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers – No. 8 Overall Pick – 171
DN8 Kevin Knox, New York Knicks – No. 9 Overall Pick – 165
DN9 Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns – No. 10 Overall Pick – 126
DN10 Shi Gilgeous-Alexander, Los Angeles Clippers – No. 11 Overall Pick – 85

DN11 Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets – No. 14 Overall Pick – 259
DN12 Zhaire Smith, Philadelphia 76ers – No. 16 Overall Pick – 94
DN13 Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee Bucks – No. 17 Overall Pick – 83
DN14 Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs – No. 18 Overall Pick – 167
DN15 Grayson Allen, Utah Jazz – No. 21 Overall Pick – 111
DN16 Chandler Hutchison, Chicago Bulls – No. 22 Overall Pick – 89
DN17 Aaron Holiday, Indiana Pacers – No. 23 Overall Pick – 82
DN18 Moritz Wagner, Los Angeles Lakers – No. 25 Overall Pick – 133
DN19 Robert Williams, Boston Celtics – No. 27 Overall Pick – 435


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.


  1. Jost 14 September, 2018 at 07:18

    I would like to buy Luka Doncic Rookie card but I don’t want to buy fake, I want original one as I plan to keep it for a long time. Where to buy it (ebay, amazon,..)? how can I now that it is original?

    Thank you for your help.

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