2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball Blasts Off


2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball is the high-end release in the company’s portfolio of chromium sets. That means some more upscale production and a focus autographs.

Hobby boxes come with four signatures and four parallels. With four packs in a box, that averages out to one of each per pack.

2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball Overview

With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant leading the way, Rookie Jersey Autographs are one of the key elements on the 2019-20 Spectra Basketball checklist. These have on-card signatures. For parallels, they’re not limted to the usual colors (although there is Gold). Instead, there are names like Interstellar, Celestial, Metal and Marble. Nebula Logoman versions are all one-of-ones. 1st Off the Line boxes, available through Panini’s website, guarantee either Rookie Jersey Autograph Wave or Gold Wave.

2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball Rookie Jersey Autograph Nebula Logoman

Veteran and retired players have autographs on the checklist as well. These include NBA Champions and Illustrious Legends.

Rookie Dual Patch Autographs are among the new additions to the line.

Joining these are tough Color Blast inserts. They’ve been a part of Panini Prizm in other sets but this is the first time they’ve been part of Spectra. The checklist has a total of 25 players covering multiple generations of NBA stars.

2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball Color Blast

Spectracular Performances is another of the set’s regular inserts.

The base set goes along with other parts of the checklist with its different take on parallels. While Silver and Gold are in the mix, so are Celestial, Interstellar, Meta, Universal Die-Cut and Marble and one-of-one Nebula.

2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball Universal Die-Cut

2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 4
Packs per box: 4
Boxes per case: 8
Set size: TBA
Release date: May 6, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 4
  • Parallels – 4

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Rookie Jersey Autographs Wave – 1
  • Additional Autographs – 3
  • Parallels – 4

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


Ryan Cracknell

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