Take a Summer Road Trip with Panini’s Select Basketball

Written by Kara Gates

There are plenty of activities to choose from when the summer months finally roll around, from pool days to beach excursions to rendezvousing in the mountains to escape the heat. One of our favorites, though, is the classic road trip, and this year you’ll be able to do it with one of Panini’s most popular releases: 2023-24 Select Basketball.

When you begin planning a road trip, you’ve got to consider the things you need to have every time, just like how Select Basketball has included many returning favorites for you to get your hands on. Keep an eye out for all three returning tiers of the base set, which include Base Concourse, Base Premier Level, and Base Courtside. Also reappearing on the map are the popular Tie-Dye (numbered to 25), Gold (10), Green (five), Black Finite (one-of-one), and Zebra parallels.

In addition to the typical road trip necessities, you’ll also have to consider what’s needed for this new journey. That’s where the fresh parts in this year’s Select come in. You’ll want to be among the first to secure Maroon Prizms (numbered to 175), Bronze Checker Prizms (49) and Gold Glitter, as well as the brand-new Starcade insert. Also keep an eye out for what’s new in En Fuego, Sensations, Select Future, Unstoppable and Snapshots.

One of the most important parts of a good summer road trip is the people you go with. The Select van is packed with personality from all eras, so let’s recap some of the biggest ones you can expect to travel with.

Up near the driver’s seat, we have some of the league’s biggest stars of today, such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Edwards, Damian Lillard, Paolo Banchero and Zion Williamson. All of these superstars, and more, are ready to make sure your trip is as exciting as one of their games.

Taking the far back of the vehicle are a handful of the top NBA rookies. Ausar Thompson, Amen Thompson, Dereck Lively II, Brandin Podziemski, Cason Wallace and GG Jackson II are all fighting for space and hoping to break into the first row of NBA stars.

Lounging in the middle with plenty of room to stretch their legs and relax after a career full of hard work are some legends. Yao Ming, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing and Kevin Garnett have all graced this pack-ripping road trip with their illustrious presence and help make Select Basketball an exciting journey.

Even if you prefer the sand between your toes or floating in the pool, we hope you’ll decide to give a good old-fashioned road trip a shot once the 2023-24 Select Basketball Hobby Box releases. Keep your eyes open, this kind of opportunity only happens once a year.

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