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Panini America Ready to Tip Off New Season with 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball

August 28, 2018

Panini America 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball Kevin Durant

To be frank, the Panini America 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot earlier this month left us anxiously awaiting the start of the 2018-19 NBA season. But we didn’t necessarily appreciate just how much we were anticipating it until recently, when the solicitation material was distributed for 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball, the landmark release that will officially usher in the new NBA collecting season when it arrives in hobby shops across North America in late October.

In addition to delivering the league’s most potential-packed rookies in their new NBA uniforms (with both Rookie Cards and autographs), 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball also packs 11 hobby-exclusive insert sets and provides a comprehensive recap of the 2017-18 season and a bright look forward at the season ahead. On average, each hobby box (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 20 boxes per case) will yield two autographs and 24 inserts or parallels. 

The highlights of 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball include . . .

  • The first NBA Rookie Cards of all the top picks including DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic, Trae Young and more.
  • Autographs from the top incoming rookies as well as the NBA’s top veterans and legends in Hot Signatures Rookies and Hot Signatures. Find rare Red Hot versions limited to 25 copies.
  • Relive the climb to the NBA mountaintop in Road to the Finals, which showcases every game of the 2017-18 postseason with varying rarity. Look for the SSP Champions card featuring a team photo of the 2017-18 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
  • New for 2018-19 is the Base Hoops Tribute that honors the game’s biggest stars and legends.
  • Go behind the scenes with the unique, photo-driven Backstage Pass insert.
  • Once again this season, NBA Hoops Basketball will deliver simply dynamic photography with plenty of open designs and stunning imagery.

We’ll have much more on 2018-19 NBA Hoops Basketball as the release date approaches. But for now, here’s an extended first look:

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.

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