With a release date of July 3, 2019-20 Panini Chronicles basketball would normally be hitting the market after the NBA Finals. This season? The action will likely just be heating up.
Chronicles returns July 3 with its unique mashup of Panini brands that don’t have their own NBA line along along with some “update” cards from brands that do.
2019-20 Chronicles Basketball Configuration
Each box will include six packs with eight cards per pack. Each case will have 12 boxes.
Expect to find two autographs per box.
Prizm Update and Donruss Optic Traded. Look for players who weren’t included in Prizm or Optic this year to be found on those designs inside Chronicles.
There’s a new autograph set called Airborne Signatures, which will feature Zion Williamson and “some of the league’s most electric players,” according to Panini.
Look for Rookie Cornerstones and Limited Rookie Jersey Autograph cards, as well as Hometown Heroes Rookie Autographs.
Current and former stars will be on the autograph checklist. Look for parallels of numbered to as low as 1.
This year’s rookie base cards will include some past brands including Prestige, Threads, Panini, Luminance, Playbook, Essentials, Marquee, Illusions, Majestic, Limited, Titanium (short printed), Crusade, Gala (very rare), Titanium (short printed) and Vanguard (short printed).
Chronicles will have a retail version but as usual, some of the content above will be exclusive to hobby boxes, which carry an SRP of $120.