Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2018-19 Cornerstones Basketball (Gallery)

January 01, 2019

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t begin our first blog post of 2019 with this: Happy New Year! OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get down to the business of providing your detailed first look at Panini America’s 2018-19 Cornerstones Basketball. Quite swiftly, a product that began as an extension of one of the more popular inserts in recent memory (the namesake four-cornered autograph memorabilia cards) has blossomed into a bona fide standalone success story. That trend most certainly will continue in late March.

On average, each hobby box of 2018-19 Cornerstones Basketball (six cards per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver two base or parallel cards, one PVC insert, two autographs and one memorabilia card. The product’s foundation — Rookie Cornerstones — return to honor the standout 2018 NBA Draft class with base versions numbered to 199 as well as Crystal (numbered to 75), Quartz (numbered to 49), Marble (numbered to 10) and Onyx 1/1 parallels.

Additional highlights include . . .

  • Franchise Pillars autograph cards in Base (numbered to 129), Crystal (numbered to 49), Quartz (numbered to 25), Marble (numbered to 10) and Onyx 1/1 versions.
  • The elusive Memorabilia Super Prime containing rare game-worn jersey tags from the NBA’s top players — all numbered to only one.
  • The highly sought after Downtown insert boasting original spot illustrations and great graphics representing the featured players’ cities.
  • Chase the highly collectible Downtown, Startups and Unbreakables inserts that are printed on Holographic Film Board with a PVC Vinyl back. Look for one of these inserts in each box.
  • Elemental Signatures features the game’s top performers. Base versions are numbered to 129 or less and are paralleled by rare Crystal, Quartz, Marble and Onyx 1/1 versions.
  • Legendary Cornerstones return to honor the game’s all-time greats along with a complete arsenal of parallels.

We’ll have plenty more on 2018-19 Cornerstones Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

Visit the official online store of Panini America to shop for your favorite Panini America basketball products.

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.