Set to release the day before Thanksgiving, 2019-20 Panini Absolute basketball will offer another chance to snare some early Zion Williamson rookie cards that picture him in his NBA uniform.
This season’s edition of Absolute will offer two packs per box with five cards per pack and ten boxes per case. Each box should have two autographs and two memorabilia cards on average.
Look for a new base card format this year, featuring veterans as well as the top rookies. Parallel versions start at 1/1 and go up to 199.
Back again are the rare Glass cards, which feature 25 of the top NBA players and newest additions to the league.
Tools of the Trade returns, with as many as six pieces of memorabilia on a single card with an autograph. The checklist will include 33 of the top members of the 2019-20 NBA rookie class. Each card features combinations of jerseys, hats, and basketballs.
Panini is promising plenty of on-card autographs with 2019-20 Absolute, featuring past and present NBA in Limitless Signatures, Rookie Autographs, and the Rookie Autographs variation cards. Each autograph set will have five different “levels” or parallel versions.
Jumbo Basketball and Jumbo Hat sets will feature oversized pieces of NBA basketballs (no word yet on whether they’re game-used) and oversized NBA cap pieces featuring the top rookies. Also look for jersey and patch cards of current and retired stars in the Veteran Tools of the Trade set, also with five different levels, according to Panini.
2019-20 Panini Absolute basketball is set to arrive November 27, a date that’s subject to change. Suggested retail price is $130 per box.