First Look: A Detailed Sneak Peek at Panini America’s Upcoming 2019-20 Illusions Basketball

June 08, 2020

Panini America officials recently sent out preliminary Product Information Solicitations for several exciting new products coming soon to a hobby shop or online retailer near you. Today, we’re sharing that same information with you here on The Knight’s Lance, this time featuring the debut of Illusions Basketball, which will feature both a retail version and a hobby-direct version.

In the extensive product preview that follows, we’ll showcase a must-see bevy of preliminary images from 2019-20 Illusions Basketball as well as the product’s PIS documents for both the Hobby Direct and Retail versions. Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned for additional details.

Release Date: August 5, 2020
Product Configuration: Six cards per pack, 14 packs per box, 12 boxes per case.
BOX BREAK: One autograph, 14 parallels, eight insert or insert parallels and one Acetate or Acetate parallel per hobby box, on average.

  • Illusions makes its debut in basketball this year with an incredible rookie class. Look for Rookie Cards of the top players from the 2019 NBA Draft including Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and more. 
  • Look for the popular Draft Night Signatures cards featuring signed pieces of Acetate with the 2019 NBA Draft logo behind it. 
  • An incredible lineup of inserts in Illusions including Gold, Green and Purple parallels numbered to as low as one.
  • Illusions features a 200-card base set comprised of 150 base veterans and 50 base rookies. Look for the top players across the league featured in this stunning set.

Enjoy the preview gallery that follows and stay tuned for additional information.

The PIS document for 2019-20 Illusions Basketball Hobby Direct is available here.

The PIS document for 2019-20 Illusions Basketball Retail is available here.

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.