Delays in production continue to push release dates back on the calendar but one of the traditionally late arriving NBA trading card products is on the way. The 2020-21 edition of Panini’s Flawless NBA Basketball is currently scheduled for release on January 5.
Flawless is the highest of the high end releases, with a single pack carrying mostly autographs tucked inside a briefcase. Each pack will contain ten cards, eight or nine of those carrying signatures along with one guaranteed base card with a tiny diamond gem embedded in the card, the latter numbered to no more than 20.
Flawless Picks is another subset that will contain gems.
All memorabilia swatches used in ’20-21 Flawless will be game-used, another factor which leads to the late release date. Flawless will contain some of the first game-worn jersey cards of last season’s rookie class.
Autographed content will be spread across a number of subsets including Flawless Patches, Star Swatch Signatures, Draft Gem Signatures, Flawless Finishes, Signature Prime Materials, Championship Tags and Logoman.
New this year are Triple Logoman cards with a trio of the familiar red, white and blue NBA logos paired with three players.
The SRP is $2,750 per box/briefcase, but expect the cost to be significantly higher when 2020-21 Flawless actually lands on January 5.