They’re back. They’re definitely limited. And they’re going to be expensive.
Panini America has announced the return of Eminence to its 2019-20 product line. Set to arrive just as a new season tips off, it’ll be the highest of the high-end hoops products with an SRP of around $15,000 per box.
What do you get for that much dough? One single-pack box with ten cards, nine of which are autographed. Every card will be numbered to 10 or less and any memorabilia will be game-used. Each card will come in a magnetic holder so the boxes will be pretty hefty.
The new issue is the latest arriving basketball card product ever made in a single season but then 2019-20 was no ordinary year for the NBA or its trading card partner.
Rookie Patch Autographs will be the big draw with Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and others from the ’19-20 draft class signing directly on the thick card stock. There will be several parallels including 1/1 Platinum versions.
Also among the top pulls will be cards with a Silver, Gold or Platinum bar embedded. A small number will carry autographs. Cards with a diamond chip embedded are also on the upcoming checklist.
The subset themes will include NBA Champions, Larry O’Brien Trophy, USA Basketball, All-Stars and All-Decade. Several will include Dual Autographs.
2019-20 Panini Eminence Basketball is currently set for release on December 23.