2019 Panini Instant Draft Night Delivers First Official Zion Williamson NBA Cards
The 2019-20 basketball card season is going to see a lot of Zion Williamson cards. But there can only be one first card. And it didn’t take long to get there. Shortly after the New Orleans Pelicans confirmed the obvious and Williamson shook hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Panini had a basketball card commemorating the moment ready for collectors to order through its website.
And Williamson wasn’t alone.
2019 Panini Instant Draft Night Basketball covered the entire night including cards of nine of the top 10 picks. Other highlights include Ja Morant (#2 overall), R.J. Barrett (#3 overall) and De’Andre Hunter (#4 overall).
The checklist went beyond the first round with a card of Bol Bol, the 44th pick, who is expected to end up in Denver following a likely trade.
Zion Williamson and the rest of the 2019 Panini Instant Draft Night cards are available on the Panini website through Monday, July 1. The base versions have open-ended production runs that will match what’s ordered. There are also Green (/10) and Black (1/1) parallels.
Single copies of base cards cost $9.99 on Panini’s site, however there are discounts for bulk orders. For example, 25 copies of the same card runs $99.99, which works out to $4 per card. Cards can also be found on eBay through the secondary market.
2019 Panini Instant Draft Night Checklist
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Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans – Pick #1
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies – Pick #2
R.J. Barrett, New York Knicks – Pick #3
De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks – Pick #4
Jarrett Culver, Minnesota Timberwolves – Pick #6
Coby White, Chicago Bulls – Pick #7
Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans Pelicans – Pick #8
Rui Hamchimura, Washington Wizards – Pick #9
Cam Reddish, Atlanta Hawks – Pick #10
P.J. Washington, Charlotte Hornets – Pick #12
Tyler Herro, Miami Heat – Pick #13
Romeo Langford, Boston Celtics – Pick #14
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, New Orleans Hornets – Pick #17
Brandon Clarke, Memphis Grizzlies – Pick #21
Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers – Pick #25
Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs – Pick #29
Bol Bol, Denver Nuggets – Pick #44