2018-19 Panini Instant Basketball Checklist and Details

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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.

Checklist

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.

2018-19 NBA Season Tip-Off

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

October

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)

November

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)
36 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – LeBron Passes Wilt for 5th All-Time in Scoring (11.14.18)
37 Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns – Ayton’s Double-Double Leads Suns Past Spurs (11.14.18)
38 Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies – Jackson Scores 27 in Win (11.16.18)
39 Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets – Walker Sets Record with 60-Point Night (11.17.18)*

40 Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers – Butler Knocks Down Game-Winner (11.17.18)
41 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Stars Vs. Defending Champs (11.17.18)
42 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Dishes 17 Dimes (11.19.18)*
43 Vince Carter, Atlanta Hawks – Carter Hits 25K Career Points (11.21.18)*
44 Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers – Sexton Leads Cavs Over Rockets (11.24.18)
45 Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings – Bagley Nets Huge Double-Double (11.24.18)*

December

46 Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder – Westbrook Third All Time in Triple-Doubles (12.5.18)
47 Luca Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Scores 11 Straight to Erase Deficit (12.8.18)
48 Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers – Sexton Matches Career High with 29 Points (12.8.18)
49 Kevin Knox, New York Knicks – Knox Notches Historic Double-Double (12.9.18)*
50 Luka Doncic/Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavericks – Mavs Rookies Star in Win (12.10.18)*
51 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers/Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat – #OneLastDance (12.10.18)
52 Luca Doncic, Dallas Mavericks/Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Doncic and Young Dazzle in Rookie Showdown (12.12.18)
53 James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden Puts Up Historic Triple-Double (12.13.18)*
54 Lonzo Ball/LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – Duo Makes Lakers History (12.15.18)

55 Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers – Simmons Youngest to Triple-Double Feat (12.16.18)
56 Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns – Ayton Makes History in Road Win Over Boston (12.19.18)
57 Chris Paul/James Harden/Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets – Rockets Set 3-Point Record During Victory (12.19.18)
58 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Pours in Career-Best 32 Points (12.20.18)
59 Derrick Rose, Minnesota Timberwolves – Rose Stars in Return to Chicago (12.26.18)
60 Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks – Dirk Nets 900th Career Win (12.26.18)
61 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Nears Triple-Double in Win (12.26.18)
62 James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden Closes Out Historic December (12.31.18)

January

63 Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors – Leonard Celebrates New Year in Style (1.1.19)
64 Luka Doncic/Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas Mavericks – Mavs Duo Leads Scoring Barrage (1.2.19)
65 JJ Redick/Ben Simmons/Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers – Sixers Trio Dominates in the Desert (1.2.19)
66 DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs – DeRozan’s First Triple-Double Comes Vs. Ex-Team (1.3.19)
67 James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden Hits Unbelieveable Game-Winning 3 (1.3.19)
68 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors/Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings – Warriors, Kings Combine for 3-Point Record (1.5.19)
69 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Leads Hawks Past Heat (1.6.19)
70 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Sparks Mavs in Home Win (1.9.19)
71 Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers – Kuzma Sets Career-High with 41 (1.9.19)*
72 Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder – Westbrook Records Incredible Triple-Double (1.10.19)

73 LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonion Spurs – Aldridge Nets Career High in OT Thriller (1.10.19)
74 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – Curry Moves to No. 3 in 3-Pointers (1.11.19)
75 Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves – Towns Pulls Down Career-High 27 Boards (1.12.19)
76 Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns – Ayton Leads Suns Past West-Leading Nuggets (1.12.19)
77 Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers – Simmons Stars with 20/20 Game (1.13.19)
78 Kevin Knox, New York Knicks – Knox Sixth-Youngest to Score 30 Points (1.13.19)*
79 James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden Nets 57, Including 36 in First Half (1.14.19)
80 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Stars in Home Victory (1.15.19)*
81 Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics – Irving Dishes Career-High 18 Assists (1.16.19)*
82 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – Curry Makes 3-Point History (1.16.19)

83 DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State Warriors – Cousins Makes His Warriors Debut (1.18.19)
84 Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings – Hield Knocks Down Buzzer-Beater (1.19.19)*
85 James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden Records 19th Straight 30-Point Game (1.19.19)
86 Derrick Rose, Minnesota Timberwolves – Rose Drills Game-Winner (1.20.19)
87 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Records First Career Triple-Double (1.21.19)*
88 Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors – Thompson Matches Consecutive 3-Point Mark (1.21.19)
89 Allonzo Trier, New York Knicks – Trier Scores 31 Off the Bench (1.23.19)*
90 James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden Has Career Night at MSG (1.23.19)
91 Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz – Mitchell Electrifies the Home Crowd (1.23.19)
92 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Makes History with 2nd Triple-Double (1.27.19)

93 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – James Nears Triple-Double in Return (1.13.19)

February

94 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young 2nd Rookie to NBA Feat (2.2.19)
95 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Puts on a Clinic in First Half Vs. Cavs (2.2.19)
96 Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings – Bagley Leads Kings Past Spurs (2.4.19)
97 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Notches 3rd Career Triple-Double (2.6.19)
98 Russell Westbrook/Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder – Thunder All-Stars Make History (2.11.19)
99 Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder – Westbrook Breaks Triple-Double Mark (2.11.19)
100 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks – Giannis Fuels Comeback with Triple-Double (2.13.19)
101 Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors – Siakam Scores Career-High 44 Points in Win (2.13.19)*

102 Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers – MTN Dew Ice Rising Stars MVP (2.15.19)
103 Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics – Taco Bell Skills Challenge Champion (2.16.19)
104 Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets – MTN Dew 3-Point Contest Champion (2.16.19)
105 Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City Thunder – Diallo Throws Down Super Dunk (2.16.19)
106 Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City Thunder – AT&T Slam Dunk Champion (2.16.19)
107 Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors – All-Star Game MVP (2.17.19)
108 Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder – George Knocks Down Game-Winner in 2nd OT (2.22.19)
109 Kevin Knox, New York Knicks – Knox Posts Double-Double in Win (2.24.19)

110 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – Only Player in Top 10 in Points & Assists (2.25.19)
111 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Scores Career-High 36 Points (2.25.19)*
112 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Returns with a Triple-Double (2.25.19)
113 Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat – Wade Knocks Down Game-Winner (2.27.19)*
114 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Happy Birthday, Luka! (2.28.19)*
115 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Has Historic Night in 4OT Thriller (3.1.19)*
116 LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers – No. 4 All-Time Leading Scorer (3.6.19)
117 Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young Records First Career Triple-Double (3.9.19)*
118 Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – Doncic Pulls Down a Career-High 15 Boards (3.10.19)

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

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2 comments

  1. Jost 14 September, 2018 at 07:18

    Hi
    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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