Panini America’s online-exclusive 2018-19 Threads Premium Basketball released yesterday at iCollectPanini.com and offers collectors the opportunity to own a limited version of the action-packed Threads Basketball brand in a premium package. The base set features action photography that perfectly captures the essence of the game. Inserts showcase the game’s most proficient managers in Floor Generals, the most exciting shooting/dunking/take-it-to-the-rack players in Swingmen, the undisputed rulers of the offensive and defensive glass in Board of Directors, and the top spark plugs in High Octane. Only a limited number of Threads Premium boxes have been produced.
Each 2018-19 Threads Premium Basketball box delivers two autographs, two Rookies Association cards (numbered to 199 or less) and five inserts (numbered to 199 or less). Of the two autographs, one autograph is guaranteed to be a Rookie Signatures Premium (numbered to 105 or less) highlighting the top members of the noteworthy 2018-19 NBA Rookie Class.
Autograph subjects include Luka Doncic, Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton, Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and more.
Every base and insert card in 2018-19 Threads Premium Basketball is numbered to 199 or less and every card is printed on Premium Holographic Board. The base-set roster features just 100 players and the Rookies Association roster features 30 — ensuring that only the best of today’s NBA players are included.
Threads Premium Basketball breaks down as follows:
Base Premium: 100 cards #’d/199
Base Premium Blue: 100 cards #’d/75
Base Premium Gold: 100 cards #’d/10
Base Premium Black: 100 cards #’d/1
Rookies Association Premium: 30 cards #’d/199
Rookies Association Premium Blue: 30 cards #’d/75
Rookies Association Premium Gold: 30 cards #’d/10
Rookies Association Premium Black: 30 cards #’d/1
Base Association Premium: 10 cards #’d/199
Base Association Premium Blue: 10 cards #’d/85
Base Association Premium Gold: 10 cards #’d/10
Base Associate Premium Black: 10 cards #’d/1
Floor Generals: 100 cards #’d/199
Floor Generals Blue: 100 cards #’d/75
Floor Generals Gold: 100 cards #’d/10
Floor Generals Black: 100 cards #’d/1
Swingmen: 100 cards #’d/199
Swingmen Blue: 100 cards #’d/75
Swingmen Gold: 100 cards #’d/10
Swingmen Black: 100 cards #’d/1
Board of Directors: 100 cards #’d/199
Board of Directors Blue: 100 cards #’d/75
Board of Directors Gold: 100 cards #’d/10
Board of Directors Black: 100 cards #’d/1
High Octane: 100 cards #’d/199
High Octane Blue: 100 cards #’d/75
High Octane Gold: 100 cards #’d/10
High Octane Black: 100 cards #’d/1
The short list of true Rookie Cards in Threads Premium Basketball Rookies Association includes:
Marvin Bagley III
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Wendell Carter Jr.
Michael Porter Jr.
Troy Brown Jr.
Jacob Evans III
Lonnie Walker IV
In the must-see Teaser Gallery that follows, we take you card by card through four boxes of the product. A limited quantity of the product is still available at iCollectPanini.com while supplies last Enjoy the break and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage.