2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Includes a Variety of Relics


2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball cards get their name for not only the amount of relics in the product, but the types as well. Sure, there are jersey swatches and patch pieces, but the product also brings in an abundance of other things like basketballs and caps.

2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Tools of the Trade 4 Swatch Signature

Hobby boxes have just two packs. In each is both an autograph and a memorabilia card.

2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Overview

Perhaps nowhere on the 2019-20 Absolute Memorabilia checklist is the variety of relics more apparent than in the Tools of the Trade Signatures. Each of these has either three, four or six pieces, all with different combinations of items. This means collectors can expect more than a trio of just plain jersey pieces. Additional parallels bring with them smaller print runs and more premium pieces. A total of 33 rookies are included in this portion of the set.

Hats and basketballs get the oversized treatment in a pair of inserts under the Jumbo name.

Additional memorabilia can be found in Veteran Tools of the Trade, which have five parallels.

On-card autographs aren’t everywhere in the product, but they do exist. Rookie Autographs, Rookie Autographs Variations and Limitless Signatures, which go beyond first-year players, are all hard-signed. All three of these also have five tiers of additional parallels.

2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Rookie Autographs Variations Zion Williamson

Going beyond traditional hits, a new batch of Glass inserts are part of 2019-20 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball. Like in the past, these are tough pulls.

The base set is a mix of rookies and veterans. Parallels exist at multiple levels with print runs ranging from 199 down to 1/1.

2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 2
Boxes per case: 10
Set size: TBA
Release date: November 27, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 2
  • Memorabilia Cards – 2

The full 2019-20 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball checklist and team set lists will be added as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the set’s release.


Ryan Cracknell

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