2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball Highlights Bold Designs, On-Card Ink

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On-card autographs get a starring role in 2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball, a returning high-end release that also has some of the most distinct designs of the year.

The majority of the cards in the product are either autographs or memorabilia cards. Each box has a total of seven hits. Of those that are autographs, they’re all hard-signed. Noir doesn’t have any stickers for signatures.

2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball: What to Look For

While the Hollywood themes from the early years of Noir are here, they’re not as apparent as they have been in the past.

The returning metal frame cards is one place you will find them. Split Screen, Vintage Art and Feature Length are among the places where the movie industry’s inspiration is felt.

2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball Feature Length

Besides regular versions, framed cards have exclusive parallels in 1st Off the Line boxes. Falling one per FOTL box, these versions are numbered to 11.

Rookie Patch Autographs (/99 or less) bring on-card signatures and prime swatches from the year’s first-year crop. Images can be found in both color and black and white.

Spotlight Signatures return. These have a dark backdrop, adding a layer of intensity to the player images. Colored ink makes them pop a little further. Horizontal and vertical layouts are both part of the checklist.

Kicks star in a couple of places. Sneaker Spotlight offers a close-up look at some of the game’s best and most popular footwear.

Sneaker Spotlight Signatures add on-card ink.

2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball Sneaker Spotlight Signatures

2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 10, FOTL 11
Packs per box: Hobby – 1, FOTL – 1
Boxes per case: Hobby – 4, FOTL – 4
Set size: TBA
Release date: March 18, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 7 Total

What to expect in a 1st Off the Line box:

  • Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 7 Total

The full 2019-20 Panini Noir Basketball checklist and team set lists will be added as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the set comes out.

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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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