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:

Concourse Prizms

2019-20 Panini Select Basketball Concourse Zebra Prizm Zion Williamson

  • Silver
  • Scope
  • Tri-Color
  • Light Blue
  • Red
  • White
  • Neon Green
  • Tie-Dye
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Black
  • Zebra

Premier Level Prizms

2019-20 Panini Select Basketball Premier Level Tri-Color Prizm Ja Morant

  • Silver
  • Scope
  • Tri-Color
  • 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
  • Zebra

Courtside Prizms

  • Silver
  • Tie-Dye
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Black
  • Zebra

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.

2019-20 Panini Select Basketball Artistic Selections

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

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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