Hoops includes the first pack-based cards of Zion Williamson
and the rest of the year’s rookie class in their NBA uniforms!
Hobby boxes, which consist of 24 packs,
have a pair of autographs as well as lots of inserts and parallels.
Parallels come in a variety of forms, some of which are exclusive to certain pack types.
For example, hobby packs are the only place to find Artist Proof Gold cards, which have ten copies each. Retail-only parallels include Blue Explosion (/49) and Red Explosion (/15).
Orange Explosion (/25) are in fat packs while blaster have randomly inserted Red (/49) parallels.
Being one of the oldest brands in basketball cards as far as existing brands go, there’s a certain level of nostalgia built into Hoops. Hoops Tribute cards, some of which include past stars, evoke a retro vibe that’s similar — but not exactly the same — to the 1991-92 set.
Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Other Inserts
Hoops Art Signatures are a new addition for 2019-20. These bring on-card signatures.
Dual versions pair up a rookie with a star.
Those buying retail can find Great SIGnificance cards that aren’t in hobby.
There aren’t a lot of memorabilia cards in 2019-20 Panini NBA Hoops. And those that do exist are in retail blasters. Themes include Rookie Remembrance and Rise N Shine Memorabilia. Both have Prime parallels with premium swatches that are numbered to 25.
The big checklist isn’t limited to just the base set. 2019-20 NBA Hoops has a lot of insert sets. Road to the Finals returns, charting every playoff game from the first round through to the NBA Championship. Once again, these take a tiered approach with early rounds having the highest print runs dropping all the way down to a short print Champions card picturing the Toronto Raptors.
High Voltage, Legends of the Ball and NBA City are among the hobby-only inserts.
Retail-exclusive themes include Arriving Now, Class of 2019, Frequent Flyers, Get Out of the Way, and Lights, Camera Action.
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2019-20 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball cards at a glance: