It was supposed to release in mid-April, but the delay isn’t affecting the interest in 2019-20 National Treasures basketball. The brand that’s among Panini’s long-running favorites is set for release Friday, June 12, with its usual array of autographs and autograph relics.
The suggested retail price is $700 per box, but in an off the charts basketball market, you probably won’t touch one for less than $4,500. First Off The Line boxes, which contain some additional exclusive content and were sold via Panini’s website last week are online for prices ranging from $12,000-$15,000.
A full checklist is below.
NT again offers one pack per box with ten cards per pack and four boxes in a case. Every pack contains eight hits with one Printing Plate and one base card or base parallel. Of course, the big draw are the on-card autographs of this year’s top rookies including Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Coby White and the rest of the 2019 draft class that’s pushed box prices for most basketball card products to unprecedented heights.
Rookie Patch Autographs are the foundation of National Treasures with large swatches combining with autographs to form what are usually the most valued rookie cards of the season. They’ll be numbered to 99 except for the 1/1 Logoman, Emerald (# to 5) and Gold (# to 10) parallels.
First Off The Line boxes released through Panini’s website include Stars & Stripes and Stars & Stripes Blue parallels.
Other autographed cards include Definitive Ink, Clutch Factor, Peerless Signatures, Treasured Tags, Colossal Materials and Logoman.
The NBA Finals Nameplate set features full-letter Nameplate patches. Panini will include documenting the Toronto Raptors first ever NBA championship.
NT leads off with a 100-card base set that includes Bronze (# to 49); Gold (# to 10), Emerald (# to 5) and Platinum 1/1 parallels.
You can check out the market for 2019-20 National Treasures basketball on eBay here.