2018/19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Hobby Box
- Contenders Optic makes its debut in basketball with the best of both brands! Look for one autograph, two parallels and two inserts or insert parallels per box, on average!
- Pull Rookie Season Ticket cards with vibrant parallels numbered all the way down to Gold Vinyl one-of-ones! 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!
- Look for low numbered parallels throughout the program, including one-of-one Gold Vinyl base and insert cards!
- Find new insert designs in Historic MVPs, Historic Rookies of the Year and Class Acts!
- 1 Autograph
- 2 Parallels
- 2 Insert/Insert Parallels
2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Base / Inserts
Although little else was revealed, the base Season Ticket cards and parallels should fill half of the six-card boxes.
Inserts (and parallels) take up two more spots in every 2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball box. Hall of Fame Contenders highlights likely HOF inductees, Playing the Numbers Game covers stat studs, and the Superstar insert displays a die-cut shape.
Other inserts include Class Acts, Historic MVPs and Historic Rookies of the Year.
2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Autographs
For most collectors, signed cards are the focal point of the 2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball checklist. The on-card Rookie Ticket autograph line features the key names from the '18-19 rookie class. Parallels include the one-of-one Gold Vinyl that resembles a Superfractor. There are also Rookie Ticket variation cards.
First-year players are featured in the Up and Coming autographs insert, as well.
In addition, Contenders Optic NBA has Veteran Season Ticket autographs for past and present stars.
An homage to all-time greats and earlier designs, the Contenders Tribute Autograph set covers some of the best rookies from 1998, 2003 and 2007.
Release Date: July 31, 2019
Product Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 20 boxes per case (2 inners)
2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Hobby Box Break Average
- 1 Autograph
- 2 Base Parallels and 2 Inserts/Insert Parallels