2023-24 Panini NBA Hoops runs with tradition on a couple of key fronts. First, it’s one of the longest-running brands the sport has ever seen. That means built in history and nostalgia. Looking at a more timely perspective, it’s the first mainstream NBA basketball card release of the season.
Hobby boxes deliver one autograph as well as an average of another insert or parallel per pack.
2023-24 Panini NBA Hoops Checklist Overview
The base set lays the foundation for the checklist. While that means lots of current stars, it’s also where collectors will find the first traditional Rookie Cards of the 2023 NBA Draft class. Yes, that includes Victor Wembanyama. They’ll be pictured in their pro uniforms.
Parallels are spread across a variety of configurations at both the hobby and retail levels. For hobby, these include Purple, Red Backs, Silver (/199), Green (/99), Gravity (/75), Artist Proof (/25), Gold Artist Proof (/10), and Black Artist Proof (1/1).
Autographs and Inserts
When it comes to autographs, first-year players take center stage in a couple of sets: Rookie Ink and Hot Signatures Rookies. There’s also Hot Signatures with veteran players. For all three of these sets, there are Red parallels numbered to 25 or fewer. These are only in hobby packs.
Hoops Art Signatures have on-card ink. Some of these hobby exclusives are dual autographs.
The 2023-24 Panini NBA Hoops checklist runs deep with other insert sets, some of which bring distinct themes and others that go big with their designs.
Road to the Finals breaks down the various rounds of the 2022-23 postseason, leading up to the Denver Nuggets’ NBA Championship.
Hobby packs are the lone place to find these. It’s the same with Attack the Rack, Highlights, HIPnotized, Hoops Throwback, Ignition, JAM-tastic, Now Playing, Sheesh, Spark Plugs, Rookie Special, and We Got Next.
A couple of sets also make their debut.
Extreme Team is one of the places to find big designs and bold colors. Presentations takes an illustrated approach!
2023-24 Panini NBA Hoops basketball cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: Hobby – 8
Packs per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 20
Set size: TBA
Release date (subject to change): November 8, 2023
What to expect in a hobby box:
Autographs – 1
Inserts or Parallels – 24 Total