2018-19 Playoff Contenders Basketball


2018-19 Playoff Contenders Basketball General Information

After a successful return to the Basketball release calendar last year, Panini have rightly chosen to release another Contenders Basketball set for the current 2018-19 season. As a result 2018-19 Contenders Basketball will hit the shelves on the 26th December 2018 as a nice post-Christmas present for collectors! With two autographs per box, and the ever popular Cracked Ice Rookie On-Card Autograph variations  (#/25) being included again this year, this product will be another popular early season release. Panini have done a fantastic job of including cracked ice design cards in various sets over the past few years which have proven to be a huge success and much sought after in by collectors. This is no more notable than the Rookie Ticket Cracked Ice variations available in the 2018-19 Contenders Basketball release, which will probably fall 1-2 per case if last years ratios are anything to go by. Also highly sought after are the Rookie Season Ticket Premium Gold Edition which are numbered to just 10.

Other notable card sets in the release include:

  • Sophomore Ticket Autogrpahs showcasing the best of the 2017-18 Rookie Class
  • MVP Contenders Autographs featuring some of the league’s most valuable players
  • Historic Rookie Ticket On-Card Autographs of current NBA players for their Rookie Teams
  • Playing the Numbers Game, Superstar Die-Cuts and Lottery Ticket inserts
  • Super Short Printed (SSP) Contenders Optic Preview cards

See below for direct links to the Set Checklist, Team Hit Information and Player Hit Information as well as the Product Sell Sheet and Preview Galleries.

Release Date

26th December 2018

Direct Checklists, Team and Player Hit Links

2018-19 Playoff Contenders Basketball Team Hit Information and Player Hit Information is now available. See below for direct links:

Team Hit Information
Player Hit Information

Product Packout

  • 12 Boxes Per Case
  • 12 Packs Per Box
  • 12 Cards Per Pack

Box Packout

  • 2 Autographs Per Box

2018-19 Playoff Contenders Basketball Sell Sheet

Sell Sheet (PDF)

2018-19 Playoff Contenders Basketball Image Gallery

Panini Quality Control Image Gallery