2018-19 Select Basketball Highlights Color Galore


2018-19 Select Basketball sits between Prizm and Spectra. Prizm is the chromium set that centers primarily on base cards and parallels. Spectra adds a high-end twist with more premium autographs and memorabilia. Select has the Prizms covered. It also has a greater mix and focus on hits than Prizm, although not quite to the same extent as Spectra. Select also has the tiered base set that offers three different designs and multiple rarities.

2018-19 Select Basketball Base Premier Level Tri Color

2018-19 Select Basketball Cards Base Set Overview

Base cards come with three types: Concourse, Premier Level and Courtside. Each are available at varying rarities. Concourse are the most common. Premier Level follow at a rate of ten per hobby box. That’s just a little tougher than one per pack. Courtside are tough short prints, combining to fall at a rate of just two per box.

2018-19 Select Basketball Base Concourse Tie-Dye Prizm

Besides the rarities, each type has its own mix of Prizms parallels:


  • Silver
  • Scope
  • Tri-Color
  • Zebra
  • Light Blue (/299)
  • Red (/199)
  • White (/149)
  • Neon Green (/75)
  • Tie-Dye (/25)
  • Gold (/10)
  • Black (1/1)

Premier Level

  • Silver
  • Scope
  • Tri-Color
  • Zebra
  • Blue Die Cut (/185)
  • Maroon Die Cut (/135)
  • Purple Die Cut (/99)
  • Orange Die Cut (/65)
  • Tie Dye Die Cut (/25)
  • Gold Die Cut (/10)
  • Green Die Cut (/5)
  • Black Die Cut (1/1)


  • Silver
  • Zebra
  • Copper (/60)
  • Tie-Dye (/25)
  • Gold (/10)
  • Green (/5)
  • Black (1/1)

Prizms average out to a dozen per hobby box, or one per pack.

Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Other Inserts

Rookie Jersey Autographs pair up swatches and signatures from first-year players. Base versions have 199 copies with Prizms parallels dropping from there: Purple (/99), Tie-Dye Prime (/25), Gold Prime (/10) and Black Prime (1/1).

2018-19 Select Basketball Rookie Jersey Autograph

In Flight Signatures return with on-card autographs.

2018-19 Select Basketball In Flight Signatures

2018-19 Select Basketball has four memorabilia-only inserts including the perennial Sparks.

Among the additional inserts are Top Selections, which highlights number one draft picks, Global Icons and Phenomenon.

2018-19 Select Basketball at a glance:

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 12
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: TBA
Release date: March 6, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 3 Total
• Prizms Parallels – 12
• Base Courtside – 2
• Base Premier Level – 10


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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