Status Update: Panini America Offers Quality Control Gallery on Retail-Only 2018-19 Status Basketball

April 03, 2019

It was a spinoff release of sorts when Panini America released 2017-18 Status Basketball last season, playing off the venerable parallels that have been a staple of Donruss Elite brands for years. But in just one year, the product attracted a cultlike following that favored the set’s unique designs and holofoil finishes. The good news for Status heads across North America? Status is back for 2018-19 — and this year it’s a retail exclusive.

The product just began hitting store shelves in some areas of the country and should be in most locations by the end of the week. 2018-19 Status Basketball features exclusive content for each retail SKU so before we get into the Quality Control Gallery below, we first want to explore some of the product’s exclusive content.

Target versions of the product include . . .

  • Four Purple Rookie parallels per blaster, two Blue Rookie parallels per hanger box and one Red Rookie parallel per fat pack, on average.
  • Collect Rookie Cards and inserts that only fall in Target SKUs.
  • Look for one autograph or memorabilia card, eight RCs, eight parallels and two inserts per box, on average. Target Blaster exclusives: Base Purple, Base Aspirations (numbered to 99 or less), Rookies 2, Rookies 2 Purple, Rookies 2 Aspirations, Rookie Prominence, Rookie Prominence Purple, Factions, Factions Purple, Symbols, Symbols Purple, Quo, Quo Purple.
  • Look for four RCs, three parallels and two inserts per hanger box, on average. Target Hanger Box exclusives: Base Blue, Base Aspirations (numbered to 99 or less), Rookies 2, Rookies 2 Blue, Rookies 2 Aspirations (numbered to 99 or less), Rookie Prominence, Rookie Prominence Blue, Factions, Factions Blue, Symbols, Symbols Blue, Quo, Quo Blue.
  • Look for three RCs, two parallels and one Insert per fat pack, on average. Target Fat Pack exclusives: Base Red, Base Aspirations (numbered to 99 or less), Rookies 2, Rookies 2 Red, Rookies 2 Aspirations (numbered to 99 or less), Rookie Prominence, Rookie Prominence Red, Factions, Factions Red, Symbols, Symbols Red, Quo, Quo Red.

Walmart versions of the product include . . .

  • Four Green Rookie parallels per blaster, two Orange Rookie parallels per hanger box and one Aqua Rookie parallel per fat pack, on average.
  • ¬†Collect rookie cards and inserts that only fall in Walmart SKUs.
  • Look for one autograph or memorabilia card, eight RCs, eight parallels and two inserts per blaster box, on average. Walmart Blaster exclusives: Base Green, Base Status (numbered to 99 or less), Rookies 1, Rookies 1 Green, Rookies 1 Status (numbered to 99 or less), Rookie Credentials, Rookie Credentials Green, Elite Series, Elite Series Green, Top Status, Top Status Green, Court Vision and Court Vision Green.
  • Look for four RCs, three parallels and two Inserts per hanger box, on average. Walmart Hanger Box exclusives: Base Orange, Base Status (numbered to 99 or less), Rookies 1, Rookies 1 Orange, Rookies 1 Status (numbered to 99 or less), Rookie Credentials, Rookie Credentials Orange, Elite Series, Elite Series Orange, Top Status, Top Status Orange, Court Vision and Court Vision Orange.
  • Look for three RCs, two parallels and one insert per fat pack, on average. Walmart Fat Pack exclusives: Base Aqua, Base Status (numbered to 99 or less), Rookies 1, Rookies 1 Aqua, Rookies 1 Status (numbered to 99 or less), Rookie Credentials, Rookie Credentials Aqua, Elite Series, Elite Series Aqua, Top Status, Top Status Aqua, Court Vision and Court Vision Aqua.

In the must-see gallery below, we showcase a little bit of everything that 2018-19 Status Basketball has to offer. Enjoy the sneak peek.

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