2019-20 Panini Revolution Basketball Opts for Bold Designs Over Plentiful Hits


2019-20 Panini Revolution Basketball takes a decidedly different approach to a lot of the season’s other sets. A throwback of sorts to the big designs of the ’90s, it’s something of an alternative for those not necessarily looking for traditional hits. Yes, autographs are available (and on-card at that), but you’re not guaranteed to get one in a box. Instead, there are plenty of bold inserts and parallels.

2019-20 Panini Revolution Basketball Galactic

2019-20 Panini Revolution Basketball Overview

Foil card stock and holographic backgrounds give Revolution its bright look. Distinct patterns start with the base set and carry throughout the checklist.

2019-20 Panini Revolution Basketball Jayson Tatum

Rather than going with color-based versions, parallels boast names like Impact (/149), Cosmic (/100), Sunburst (/75), Cubic (/50) and Lava (/10). There’s also Galactic, which may not have serial numbers but are extremely tough, especially when you spread them across the entire base set.

Parallels combine to land eight per hobby box, which is one per pack.

Inserts are every other pack. Themes for these include Rookie Revolution, Shock Wave, Supernova and Vortex. There’s also die-cut Liftoff! cards. Parallels for all of these can be found in Fractal, Galactic and Cubic (/50).

Autographs work out to be six per case, which is a little better than 1:3 hobby boxes. Whether it’s the main Autographs set, featuring vets and retired players, or Rookie Autographs, signatures come on-card. Parallels fall under the Infinite (/25) and Kaleido (1/1) names.

2019-20 Panini Revolution Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 8
Boxes per case: 16 (two 8-box inner cases)
Set size: TBA
Release date: January 3, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Inserts – 4
  • Parallels – 8

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


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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