1/17/20

2019-20 PANINI REVOLUTION NBA BASKETBALL ARRIVES TODAY




Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2020
Product Configuration: Five cards per pack, eight packs per box, eight boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case.
BOX BREAK: Four Rookie Cards, four inserts, four parallels.

  • Look for the ultra-rare Galactic versions of the base, rookies and all Insert sets. 
  • Find six on-card autographs per case, on average. This top-tier autograph checklist includes current stars, retired legends and top rookies. 
  • Revolution is one of the most unique collecting experiences of the year. Look for striking parallel versions of every base and Rookie Card on eye-catching holo card stock. Parallels include Impact (numbered to 149), Cosmic (numbered to 100), Sunburst (numbered to 75), Cubic (numbered to 50), Lava (numbered to 10) and the highly sought-after Galactic parallel. 
  • Collect a variety of inserts in Vortex, Rookie Revolution, Shock Wave, Supernova and Liftoff. Each has the following variations: Fractal, Cubic (numbered to 50) and Galactic.
  • The Chinese New Year edition delivers exclusive parallels including Base Red, Emerald (numbered to 88) and Holo Gold (numbered to just eight).
  • Find Chinese New Year Rookie Autographs numbered to the featured player’s jersey number.
  • Each Chinese New Year pack will contain one of the exclusive Chinese New Year parallels and each box will deliver 12 of them.



1/2/20

2019-20 PANINI CONTENDERS NBA BASKETBALL ARRIVES FRIDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS


There's a lot going on with the 2019-20 Panini Contenders Basketball checklist, base cards, inserts, parallels, variations, parallels of the variations and more. But for many, it's all about the traditional Rookie Ticket Autographs, which offer on-card hand-signed Rookie Cards from Zion Williamson and other top names from the 2019 NBA Draft Class.

Autographs combine to land two per hobby box. 2019-20 Contenders also has a couple of retail configurations that also have some exclusive autograph, memorabilia and insert content.
2019-20 Panini Contenders Basketball Rookie Ticket Autographs and More

For more than 20 years, Rookie Ticket Autographs have been a cornerstone of the Contenders brand. While much of that history is in football, the theme has been catching on in basketball as well. The ticket theme is the foundation of the design, but the on-card signatures are a major factor their appeal. In addition to their base versions, Rookie Ticket Autograph parallels include Cracked Ice (/25) and Championship Edition (1/1).


There are also Premium Edition versions that are done with chromium stock similar to Contenders Optic. Among the Premium Edition colors are available in Gold (/10) and Gold Vinyl (1/1). Green Shimmer cards are exclusive to retail.

2019-20 Panini Contenders Basketball Premium Edition Gold Vinyl

Variations are also available, offering further versions to chase. These use different photos.


New in 2019-20 Panini Contenders Basketball are retail-only Rookie Season Ticket Stickers. According to Panini, the 20 players featured on these cards are different from the Rookie Season Ticket cards found in hobby packs. Sticker parallels are available in Playoffs, The Finals, Stub, Cracked Ice, Premium Edition, Printing Plates and Championship.

The Rookie Ticket theme carries over to some of the product’s lone memorabilia cards. Both Rookie Ticket Swatches and Rookie Ticket Swatches Duals are only found in blaster boxes. Dual-player versions have Prime (/10) and Tag (1/1) parallels as well.


Additional Autographs and Inserts


Veterans and retired stars get in on the signature ticket action, all of which are on-card signatures. These autographed sets include: Base Card Autos (40 different), Kobe Bryant Autos (17 different cards), Legendary Contenders (40 different), Rookie Ticket Swatches (40 different), Veteran Season Tickets (10 different) and Veteran Season Ticket Stubs (10 different).  As is the case with the  rookies, Premium Edition Green Shimmer parallels are only in retail.


Signed cards go beyond the ticket theme as well. Among them are Sophomore Contenders Autographs (10 different), which spotlight second-year players, and MVP Contenders Autographs (10 different).


2019-20 Panini Contenders Basketball has several other additional inserts. License to Dominate and Permit to Dominate are both short prints, meaning they’re tougher to find than most. Designs for both look like driver’s licenses.


2019 Draft Class Contenders, Front Row Seat and Winning Ticket are among the retail-only insert sets.


As far as main set parallels go, retail has some additional exclusives. Game Ticket Green and Game Ticket Purple (/25) are only in fat packs. Game Ticket Red and Game Ticket Blue (/49) are in blasters.
In addition to the 45 Rookie Ticket Autographs (with parallels) are the autographs listed below:

Contenders Autographs Checklist

40 cards.
Parallels:
  • Bronze – /25
  • Gold – /10
  • Platinum – 1/1
1 Luka Doncic /99
2 Nemanja Bjelica /199
3 Eric Bledsoe /99
4 Quinn Cook /199
5 Malcolm Brogdon /99
6 Reggie Jackson /99
7 Andrew Wiggins /49
8 Jonas Valanciunas /199
9 LaMarcus Aldridge /49
10 Michael Porter Jr. /199
11 Danilo Gallinari /99
12 Rudy Gobert /199
13 Julius Randle /99
14 Joe Harris /199
15 Pascal Siakam /99
16 Kevin Knox II /99
17 DeMarcus Cousins /49
18 Montrezl Harrell /199
19 Lauri Markkanen /49
20 Evan Turner /199

21 Nikola Vucevic /99
22 Gerald Green /199
23 Avery Bradley /99
24 Jarrett Allen /199
25 Willie Cauley-Stein /99
26 Danny Green /199
27 Markelle Fultz /49
28 Thaddeus Young /199
29 Khris Middleton /99
30 Dario Saric /199
31 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope /99
32 Domantas Sabonis /199
33 Otto Porter Jr. /99
34 Kelly Olynyk /199
35 Nerlens Noel /99
36 Allonzo Trier /199
37 Trae Young /49
38 Terrence Ross /199
39 Alex Len /99
40 Ersan Ilyasova /199

Kobe Bryant Autographs Checklist

17 cards.
1 Kobe Bryant
2 Kobe Bryant
3 Kobe Bryant
4 Kobe Bryant
5 Kobe Bryant
6 Kobe Bryant
7 Kobe Bryant
8 Kobe Bryant
9 Kobe Bryant
10 Kobe Bryant
11 Kobe Bryant
12 Kobe Bryant
13 Kobe Bryant
14 Kobe Bryant
15 Kobe Bryant
16 Kobe Bryant
17 Kobe Bryant

Legendary Contenders Autographs Checklist

40 cards.
Parallels:
  • Bronze – /25
  • Gold – /10
  • Platinum – 1/1
1 Jerome Williams /199
2 Lenny Wilkens /99
3 Mychal Thompson /199
4 Chuck Person /199
5 Tom Chambers /199
6 Magic Johnson /49
7 Toni Kukoc /199
8 Chris Bosh /49
9 Tree Rollins /199
10 Jalen Rose /99
11 Charlie Ward /199
12 George Gervin /99
13 Antonio McDyess /199
14 Elvin Hayes /199
15 Alvan Adams /199
16 Jerry West /49
17 Cedric Maxwell /199
18 Artis Gilmore /99
19 Rashard Lewis /199
20 Latrell Sprewell /99

21 Charlie Scott /199
22 Carlos Boozer /199
23 Rudy Tomjanovich /199
24 Nate McMillan /199
25 Bill Cartwright /199
26 Hakeem Olajuwon /49
27 Glen Rice /199
28 Kenny Smith /99
29 Sidney Moncrief /199
30 Robert Parish /99
31 Sarunas Marciulionis /199
32 Shane Battier /199
33 Scott Skiles /199
34 Sam Cassell /199
35 Alex English /199
36 David Robinson /49
37 M.L. Carr /199
38 Jason Terry /99
39 Paul Silas /199
40 Louie Dampier /99

MVP Contenders Autographs Checklist

10 cards.
Parallels:
  • Bronze – /25
  • Gold – /10
  • Platinum – 1/1
1 Damian Lillard /49
2 Kyrie Irving /49
3 Giannis Antetokounmpo /49
4 Anthony Davis /49
5 Kawhi Leonard /49
6 Karl-Anthony Towns /49
7 Donovan Mitchell /49
8 Bradley Beal /46
9 Nikola Jokic /99
10 Luka Doncic /99

Rookie Ticket Swatches Autographs Checklist

40 cards.
Parallels:
  • Prime – 1/1
1 Carsen Edwards /10
2 Cam Reddish /10
3 Admiral Schofield /10
4 Romeo Langford /10
5 Ignas Brazdeikis /10
6 Goga Bitadze /10
7 Ty Jerome /10
8 Zion Williamson /10
9 Jordan Poole /10
10 Jarrett Culver /10
11 Bruno Fernando /10
12 Cameron Johnson /10
13 Jaylen Nowell /10
14 Sekou Doumbouya /10
15 Quinndary Weatherspoon /10
16 Luka Samanic /10
17 Nassir Little /10
18 Ja Morant /10
19 Keldon Johnson /10
20 Coby White /10

21 Cody Martin /10
22 PJ Washington Jr. /10
23 Bol Bol /10
24 Chuma Okeke /10
25 Tremont Waters /10
26 Brandon Clarke /10
27 Dylan Windler /10
28 RJ Barrett /10
29 Kevin Porter Jr. /10
30 Jaxson Hayes /10
31 Eric Paschall /10
32 Tyler Herro /10
33 Isaiah Roby /10
34 Nickeil Alexander-Walker /10
35 Matisse Thybulle /10
36 Grant Williams /10
37 Mfiondu Kabengele /10
38 De’Andre Hunter /10
39 KZ Okpala /10
40 Rui Hachimura /10

Sophomore Contenders Autographs Checklist

10 cards.
Parallels:
  • Bronze – /25
  • Gold – /10
  • Platinum – 1/1
1 Deandre Ayton /99
2 Marvin Bagley III /99
3 Luka Doncic /99
4 Jaren Jackson Jr. /99
5 Trae Young /99
6 Wendell Carter Jr. /99
7 Collin Sexton /99
8 Kevin Knox II /99
9 Michael Porter Jr. /99
10 Jalen Brunson /99

Veteran Season Ticket Checklist

10 cards.
Parallels:
  • Ticket Stub – (print runs vary, list below)
  • Premium Edition
  • Premium Edition Green Shimmer
  • Playoff Ticket – /25
  • The Finals Ticket – /25
  • Cracked Ice Ticket – /15
  • Premium Edition Blue Shimmer – /10
  • Premium Edition Gold – /10
  • Championship Ticket – 1/1
  • Premium Edition Gold Vinyl – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1 (each has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

1 Kobe Bryant
2 Charles Barkley
3 Kevin Durant
4 Dwyane Wade
5 Kyrie Irving
6 Damian Lillard
7 Anthony Davis
8 Kevin Garnett
9 Karl-Anthony Towns
10 Shaquille O’Neal

Veteran Season Ticket Stub Checklist

10 cards.
1 Kobe Bryant /8
2 Charles Barkley /4
3 Kevin Durant /7
4 Dwyane Wade /3
5 Kyrie Irving /11
6 Damian Lillard 1/1
7 Anthony Davis /3
8 Kevin Garnett /5
9 Karl-Anthony Towns /32
10 Shaquille O’Neal /34


12/26/19

2019 CONTENDERS NFL FOOTBALL ARRIVES JAN 3, 2020 - PREPAY TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR BOX FOR $235

The Panini Contenders Football brand is one of the favorites in The Hobby.  Year after year, it has been a "No Brainer" investment winner.  The Rookie Ticket Autographed Rookie Cards are in high demand as reflected in eBay activity and resulting prices.

Factory sealed boxes and cases continue to be a favorite for investors.  Check out these current Hobby Box prices:

          2014    2015    2016     2017     2018
Box   $500   $150     $390    $1050    $500
Case  OUT   OUT    $4500  $11500  $5900                         

At a current Hobby Box price of $235, 2019 Contenders fans should buy early and often.

NEWS FLASH: Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory has 20 boxes of 2019 CONTENDERS Football "FIRST OFF THE LINE" (FOTL) Premium arriving Friday, December 27th for just $295.95 per box.  PREPAY TODAY TO RESERVE AT THIS LOW PRICE.

Each box delivers, on average, 5 AUTOGRAPHS, one of which is either a Contenders Rookie Ticket RPA Red Zone Autograph or Rookie Ticket RPA Red Zone Autograph Variation.  Also get one Season Ticket Red Zone Parallel per box.


2019 Panini Contenders Football isn’t only about the tickets, but it’s close. The signature theme returns in a variety of forms, including the cornerstone Rookie Ticket Autographs.

Hobby boxes have five signatures, at least one of which is on-card. There’s also an insert in every pack, on average, plus a parallel per box.  And, of course, there's the Variations, Short Prints (SP) and Super Short Prints (SSP) which adds to the popularity and collectability of the Contenders brand.

2019 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs


2019 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket AutographWith “tickets” acting as a foundation, there are plenty of places on the checklist to find them. For many, it starts with the rookies. Contenders has a long history of being a set with broad appeal for Rookie Card fans, autograph collectors and set builders. So even though boxes aren’t the most expensive (though, they’re not cheap, either), there’s historically significant demand for key Rookie Ticket Autographs.


Numbered as part of the base set, collectors can look forward to a deep roster of players including standouts and dark horses that might take some time and patience. Often, some of the less desirable names can turn out to be coveted due to short prints that present a challenge for set builders.

Rookie Ticket RPS cards come with on-card signatures and feature some of the year’s top first-year players.

In addition to the base versions, there are parallels that are numbered: Playoff Ticket (/99 or less), Championship Ticket (/49 or less), Cracked Ice (/23), Printing Plates (1/1) and Super Bowl Ticket (1/1). Die-cut Ticket Stub (/99 or less) and acetate Clear Ticket (/10) versions are back after making their debut in 2018 Contenders Football.

Look for the ever-popular variations which use different photos from the main versions.

Additional Autographs and Inserts


The rookie, ticket and autograph trinity doesn’t end with the base set. The 1998 and 1999 designs get the homage treatment for additional on-card signatures. They’re not easy pulls, though. Base versions have no more than 20 copies each. Gold (/10 or less) and Platinum (1/1) are the lone parallels.


2019 Panini Contenders Football Veteran Ticket Autographs
Veteran Ticket Autographs bring non-rookie signatures. Patrick Mahomes, Ben Roethlisberger and Ezekiel Elliott are among those included in the set. Parallels come in Playoff Ticket (/99 or less), Ticket Stub (/99 or less), Championship Ticket (/49 or less), Cracked Ice (/23), Printing Plates (1/1) and Super Bowl Ticket (1/1).


Contenders to Canton Autographs (/20 or less) are something of a time capsule. Limited to Hall of Famers, cards highlight a player’s first Contenders card alongside a shot from their induction.


One-of-one Golden Tickets and Silver Tickets (/2) return, but only in hobby packs. Golden Tickets use 14k gold as their foundation.


Other regular inserts include several familiar names like MVP Contenders, Rookie of the Year Contenders, Legendary Contenders, Winning Ticket and dual-player Round Numbers. Select cards also have autograph versions.


Retail Highlights


2019 Panini Contenders Football is also available at retail. Blasters, which have five packs, promise either an autograph or memorabilia card.

Fat packs, which have 22 cards each, are home to Emerald parallels. Autographs are available, but not in every pack or box.

Cards per pack: Hobby – 6, Blaster – 8, Fat Packs – 22
Packs per box: Hobby – 18, Blaster – 5, Fat Packs – 12
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: TBA
Release date: January 3, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • On-Card Autographs – 1
  • Additional Autographs – 4
  • Inserts – 18
  • Parallels – 1

12/17/19

2019-20 PANINI ORIGINS BASKETBALL ($169.95/BOX) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS


Image result for images 2019-20 Origins Basketball
2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball Rookie Jersey Auto Green2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball took what is so good about the Origins Football Brand and made it even better. After getting a very limited number of autographs in 2018-19 Chronicles (Luka Doncic base autographs sell for over $1200 on eBay), 2019-20 Origins makes a full-fledged hardcourt debut as a standalone set.

Autographs and memorabilia cards are among the key components, but there’s also the ethereal designs that have been with the line from the beginning.


Hobby boxes come with just one pack, which includes a rookie jersey autograph, another signature or swatch, a pair of parallels and three additional cards.

2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball Overview


The one-per-box Rookie Jersey Autographs use oversized memorabilia pieces. Turquoise (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1) versions feature prime swatches.


More first-year ink is available in both Origins Autographs Silver Ink and Rookie Autographs. A total of 40 rookies have on-card autographs in the release.

2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball Origins Autographs Silver Ink


Origins has a couple of book card rarities as well. As one can probably guess, Rookie Booklet Auto Patch cards open up to showcase on-card ink and memorabilia. The patch on these is extremely big, taking up one panel of the card.


Six Star Signatures (/10 or less) have autographs from six rookies. Despite the large number, these are still hard signed directly on the card.


But it’s not just the NBA’s newest player with signatures in the product. The Autographs checklist has veterans and pros from the past.


Rookie Jumbo Jerseys are among the memorabilia-only inserts in Origins.

2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball Rookie Jumbo Jersey