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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2017-18 Contenders Basketball (Gallery)

January 10, 2018

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If ever there was a reason for Panini America to return the landmark Contenders brand to the hardwood, the spectacular 2017 NBA Draft Class is it. And so it is that for the first time since the 2012-13 NBA season, Contenders Basketball will return to the marketplace. Set to arrive in late February, 2017-18 Contenders Basketball will deliver a distinct Contenders experience featuring hard-signed Rookie Ticket Autographs, Premium Edition Rookie Ticket AutographsHistoric Rookie Ticket Autographs and more.

On average, each hobby box of 2017-18 Contenders Basketball (10 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs and the product will feature a stunning array of rare inserts including Superstars Die-Cuts, Rookie of the Year Contenders, Front Row Seat and more.   

The highlights of the product are many and include . . .

  • On-card autographs from the top 2017-18 NBA rookies including rare variations, Premium Edition Prizm versions, and Cracked Ice, Championship Ticket and Printing Plate parallels.
  • Find autographs from the top rookies and stars of the NBA, including on-card autographs from some of the NBA’s best looking back at their rookie campaigns.
  • The Lottery Ticket insert features the top 14 selections from the 2017 NBA Draft.
  • The photo-driven Front Row Seat insert makes collectors feel like they’re just feet away from the action.
  • The SSP Superstar Die-Cuts chase features 10 of the NBA’s top superstars and legends.

We’ll have plenty more on 2017-18 Contenders Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

Shop for your favorite Panini America basketball products now at the official online store.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2018 10:15 am

    The Superstar die-cut of Kobe is freakin’ sick. I’m definitely going to have to buy couple boxes & pray I pull that.

  2. January 10, 2018 11:33 am

    Cool! I’m glad it’s coming back. Of of my best pulls from a Panini set came from 12-13 contenders. (Draymond Green autograph) Maybe my luck will hold true again! Will Complete be produced this year? I’m afraid it won’t be since it was out before Christmas the last two years, but I am hoping it was changed to a late season release to more accurately cover the season.(and all the new jersey designs)

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