First Look: Panini America Explores the Upcoming 2018-19 Contenders Optic Basketball

June 21, 2019

Full disclosure: In the interest of time (and playing catch-up), we’re dedicating the rest of today here at The Knight’s Lance to previewing in rapid-fire fashion the newest products that have been solicited by the Panini America sales team in recent weeks. By our count, we’ve yet to post preliminary product information on eight recent product solicitations from the worlds of baseball, basketball and football. In order to rectify the situation, we’re going to streamline things here today by highlighting key product information taken directly from the PIS document for each of the products, one post at a time.

So buckle your seatbelt and get ready as we spend the next few hours previewing 2019 Gold Standard Football2018-19 Encased Basketball2019 Donruss Optic Baseball2019 Immaculate Baseball2019 Certified Football2019 Unparalleled Football2019 Immaculate Collegiate Football and 2019 Donruss Football. We’re also going to include the PIS document for each product. Enjoy the previews and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional information.

Release Date: July 31, 2019
Product Configuration: Six cards per box, 20 boxes per case, 10 boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case.
BREAK: One autograph, two parallels and two insert or insert parallels per hobby box, on average.

  • Contenders Optic makes its basketball debut with the best of both brands. Look for one autograph, two parallels and two inserts or insert parallels per box, on average.
  • Find Rookie Season Ticket cards with vibrant parallels numbered all the way down to Gold Vinyl 1/1s. Chase unique Rookie Variation Season Tickets.
  • Chase rare tribute autographs that highlight the classic 1981 Donruss design, as well as 1998, 2003 and 2007 Contenders designs.
  • Low-numbered parallels throughout the program, including Gold Vinyl 1/1 base and insert cards.
  • New insert designs in Historic MVPs, Historic Rookies of the Year and Class Acts.

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

Here’s the PIS document: 18-19_Cont_Optic_BK_PIS

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.