2019-20 Panini Select Basketball Brings Back the Zebra and Lots of Other Colors
2019-20 Panini Select Basketball is one of the more colorful sets for the sport this season. Between its base cards, autographs and other inserts, Prizms come into play. They total 12 per hobby box, which averages out to one per pack. Emphasizing hits a little more than some other chromium releases, there are three autographs or memorabilia cards in a hobby box as well.
2019-20 Panini Select Basketball Base Set Basics
Similar to Prizm and other chrome-based releases, much of the chase comes from the many parallels that line the checklist. However, Select does things a little differently. First you have to look to how the base set is built. It’s divided into three sections: Concourse, Premier Level and Courtside. Each section has a slightly different design and tiered rarity.
Concourse could be seen as common, Premier Level uncommon (ten per box) and Courtside rare (two per box).
Each section also has a different mix of Prizms. Here’s a quick breakdown for each:
- Light Blue
- Neon Green
Premier Level Prizms
- Blue Die Cut
- Maroon Die Cut
- Purple Die Cut
- Orange Die Cut
- Tie-Dye Die Cut
- Gold Die Cut
- Green Die Cut
- Black Die Cut
Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Other Inserts
2019-20 Panini Select Basketball has a new batch of Rookie Jersey Autographs. Base versions are numbered to 199. In addition to these are Purple (/99), Tie Dye Prime (/25), Gold Prime (/10) and Black Prime (1/1) parallels.
In Flight Signatures come with on-card autographs. The checklist for these is a mix of vets, rookies and retired stars.
Artistic Selections is a new insert set. According to Panini, these are tough to come by and highlight all-time greats.
Rookies return in Phenomenon, which also come with Silver, Gold and Black Prizms.
2019-20 Panini Select Basketball cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 12
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: TBA
Release date: March 4, 2020
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 3 Total
- Prizms – 12
- Premier Level – 10
- Courtside – 2