2021-22 Basketball Cards Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information
While the NBA is getting back to normal, the 2021-22 basketball cards lineup isn’t totally there just yet. By the time it wraps, the sets and brands will likely look a lot like 2020-21. But the change of schedule last season, it’s pushed things back a little this year. For the immediate future that simply means a delayed start to what should become a steady flow of products over the next year or so.
From entry-level products to high-end releases and everywhere in between, there will be plenty to choose from. Whether you’re looking for 2021-22 basketball cards checklists, release dates, product information, price guide access and more, here’s a handy hub where you’ll find it all.
2021-22 Basketball Cards: What’s Ahead
Panini is the major player once again. They’ve got the exclusive NBA basketball card license, one they’ve held since 2009-10. They’re also the lone basketball card maker for the WNBA and virtually every major collegiate program in the United States.
That doesn’t mean they’re the only company though. Upper Deck and Onyx Authenticated both have sets that are heavy on draft picks. Topps is back in basketball cards with Overtime Elite.
New NIL licensing rules also offer new rules and eligibility for active collegiate players.
As far as rookies go, top draft picks Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes are among the key players heading into the season.
For the second year in a row, the new basketball card season got a late start as the industry continues to deal with pandemic-caused schedule changes and global supply chain challenges.
Below is a full 2021-22 basketball card release calendar and related set information. Upcoming releases are at the top, arranged by release date.
Once sets are released, they’ll be found by clicking on a tab at the top (sorted alphabetically).